Letter to the Editor

 Non Profit Kennel Needs Accountability, not Exemption


I am respectfully requesting our Levy County Planning Commission and/or Levy County Board of County Commissioners VOTE NO on the request for a special exemption to grant the group Guardian Angels a kennel permit.  This is a fast track attempt to use the BOCC to defend the unethical and unaccountable practices of this group led by an autocratic founder. There are violations of FSS 828 cruelty to animals pending, and FSS 617 pending that regulate non-profits with the State veterinarian's office submitted by a worker there that have yet ..... more


Supreme Court Disasters

                                  By Thomas Sowell

Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them.
But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us.
The Constitution of the United States says that the federal government has only those powers specifically granted to it by the Constitution -- and that all other powers belong either to the states or to the people themselves.That is the foundation of our freedom, and that is what is being dismantled by ..... more

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Holy Hypocrisy and Hot Air

                                  By Michelle Malkin

Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air-conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world.
Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned "the increasing use and power of air-conditioning" last week in a market-bashing encyclical, is unaware of the pioneering private company that has donated its time, energy and innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment to the Vatican's most famous edifice for more than a decade.
That's right. While the pontiff sanctimoniously attacks "those who are obsessed with maximizing profits," Carrier Corporation -- a $13 billion for-profit company with 43,000 employees worldwide (now a unit of U.S.-based United Technologies Corp.) -- ensures that the air in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel stays ..... more