Letters to the Editor December 11, 2012 8:46PM
Updated: January 13, 2013 6:21AM
Donald Nauyokas of Brighton Park claims marriage is “a God-given right under God-given rules to ensure procreation” and states “when this is understood by all . . . the issue will be decided.” This is his defense in prohibiting same-sex marriages, but I wonder if he also feels that legislation should be made to disallow marriages to people who are sterile, people above child-bearing ages or people who refuse to have children. Why are you not fighting against those marriages, Mr. Nauyokas? You may choose to invoke your thoughts of what your God may think, but we are a religiously free society. My God accepts the love of same sex couples and wishes them to be happy and equal in legal matters such as the right to marry (which is a legal right sanctioned by the government). I think you worship the wrong God, but you have the right to do so, just don’t try to legally force others into your mistake.
Phranque Wright, Uptown
This Vanecko situation is not new. It arises over and over again with politically anointed judges deciding controversial issues or cases with “predetermined” results. It is long past due to take Illinois judges out of politics and the domain of political machines. Why does the Chicago Bar Association remain silent on the subject? Why has the media remained so silent? Even the Chicago mayor is now elected on a “non-political” ballot. Why is each judicial election just an exercise in more of the same old same old?
Herbert L. Caplan, Lake View
Why Illinois needs concealed carry
When is it going to be “our turn” to protect ourselves from the thugs, robbers, criminals that prey on us each day? My friend’s son came here to visit from Washington state and was carjacked at 55th and Wentworth while getting gas. It’s a shame you can’t even get gas without being robbed. And it was a violent carjacking. This is the kind of place I want to call home? I have a valid FOID card and a conceal carry permit for Indiana. I cannot protect myself here yet. There, at least I feel I have a chance.
Jerome White, Dolton