Rush’s actions make the case for congressional term limits
December 30, 2013 11:26AM
Rep. Bobby Rush
Updated: January 30, 2014 6:29AM
How dare U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush just brush off recent allegations about his alleged misuse and downright abuse of public funds for his personal interests, while he at the same time thumbs his nose at institutions he was elected to represent by paying late or not at all rents, taxes and the like? All the while, payments to his church, wife and cronies continue. Yet, his constituents continue to vote for him and keep him in office — shame on us and shame on him. If ever there were a valid reason for term limits, Bobby Rush is it.
Steve Babyk, Wicker Park
Keep cops safe
On the streets of this great city I have noticed Streets and Sanitation vehicles proudly displaying the Chicago Police Department Foundation bumper sticker offering a “$10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone shooting at a Chicago Cop.”
It’s about time that these signs were being shown. I only wish that CPD would do the same on all police vehicles and extend the COP-Shot Reward program throughout the police department.
This successful program has been in effect in Supt. Garry McCarthy’s hometown of New York City for more than 30 years; it’s time for Chicago to climb on board.
Bill Kugelman, Ravenswood
Follow God’s laws
For someone to claim that homosexuality is normal and natural, as a Dec. 24 Sun-Times editorial does, their liberalism must have blotted out their ability to reason.
Calling homosexuality an indisputable reality makes one wonder what world the writer is living in.
And to say Dick Cheney is about as conservative a fellow as you will find shows the writer hasn’t looked very hard to find one, if at all.
Frank Schaefer was defrocked because he compromised his principles, not because he held to them, and not obeying a just law does not push justice forward.
A loving and good parent would not condone the breaking of God’s laws by his children, as Schaefer has done by officiating at his son’s gay wedding.
Donald Nauyokas, Brighton Park