Letters to the Editor
November 14, 2019
To the editor,
I just received this week’s copy of the Dayton Chronicle and noted with great interest and sadness that the pool that so many enjoyed is no longer functioning. As Superintendent of the schools from 1998-2004, I was blessed to be able to serve this great community. Those were six of the greatest years of my career. For the first couple of years, I lived just a short distance away so I saw how much the pool was used and enjoyed.
Fortunately, I have been able to continue to serve students, staffs and their families. Of my own children and children of others, I have often said if we as guardians and parents don’t help the youngsters find worthwhile activities to do, they will seek activities that are less appropriate. It’s kind of that pay now or pay later premise. I thought to myself, I can spare at least $1,000 to invest in this communities’ youth. I wonder if those superintendents that came before or after me feel as grateful as I do. I don’t want any praise or recognition; I just felt like sharing my idea. I’m going to pledge to give at least $1,000 to this cause. If my idea helps prompt someone else to give, that will be great for the community. If not, that’s okay, too. Good luck. Thanks for the opportunity to serve you. Your kindness will always remain in my heart.
Charles Wheaton, Ph.D.
To the editor,
Corruption in Elections–I have been following Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers’s voting record for more than ten years. She has a consistent record in supporting deregulation and “freedom”.
Just recently, according to the Thomas Voting Reports, Inc. of October 25, 2019, CMR voted against Combatting Election Interference (H.R. 4617) and also against requiring sponsors of internet political ads to identify themselves in the ad.
Furthermore, she voted for an amendment to the above bill to strip it of the authority of the U.S. Attorney General to correct misinformation about voting dates in state and local elections if nonfederal officials fail to do so. According to McMorris Rodger’s votes, therefore, it seems alright to provide the electorate with false election dates. Candidates could target constituents from the opposing party with the wrong election date, and that would be okay with Representative McMorris Rodgers.
Luckily, for the sake of democracy, both of her votes were opposed by the House of Representatives which chose to uphold electoral integrity.