Letters to the Editor, Nov. 5

Marco Eagle
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A light summer for mosquitoes?

Not that I am complaining, but this summer we had very few mosquitoes at my close-in East Naples location. Someone please tell me that this was the result of a new treatment used by our Mosquito Control District.

I have noticed different after-effects from Hurricane Irma and am wondering if all the larvae were blown to sea and this was a two-year delayed result.

As a 47-year Naples resident, I certainly know the usual mosquito situation in the summer and this was a first.

I still remember the kids running behind the mosquito trucks as they fogged the neighborhood in Brookside, enveloped in 'fog.'

Does anyone have any theories, or was it just my luck to be located in a mosquito-free area?

Charlie Stephenson, East Naples

Golden Gate golf course

I’ve been closely following the saga of the future of the Golden Gate golf course for some time now. For the life of me, I cannot understand why the county would not want to develop and maintain this course for profit.

Other letter writers have indicated the numbers and the case surely can be made that this would be a money-making operation, particularly since the First Tee Program would be involved.

First Tee offers more than golf lessons. It offers life lessons. It started as a way of bringing golf programs to communities

that didn’t have them, especially economically disadvantaged areas (read: Golden Gate).

Doesn’t this seem like a win-win situation for the county? First Tee operates and manages the golf course, the golf course makes a profit, and kids in the Golden Gate community develop core values and life skills. Commissioners, please reconsider your actions.

Cathy Allen, Golden Gate

President’s problem

Regarding a recent letter: The old alibi: I’m not guilty; I wasn’t there. If I was there, it wasn’t me. If it was me, it wasn’t wrong.

The problem: The president and his associates all admit he was there and did it. The Constitution says it was wrong.

Peter Weissman, East Naples

Democrats causing a civil war?

How do civil wars happen? Two sides disagree on who runs the country, and one side can't accept that elections are how you decide who's in charge.

When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

The Mueller investigation and the Ukrainian phone call are about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that.

Democrats don't accept the results of any election that they don't win, and they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections. The Democrats have rejected our system of government. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don't win, what you want is your very own dictatorship.

The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own.

The Democrats lost Congress and the White House, so they have begun trying to run the country through federal judges and bureaucrats. It’s essential to vote the Democrats out of Congress.

Guy Tiffany, East Naples

New teachers favor communism?

I was quite taken aback when reading the letter about teachers’ pay. The letter writer asserted that “a third of all graduates of the corrupt teaching establishment have a favorable view of communism.”

Where in the world does did he get that information? My guess is he had no valid source for such a wild assessment and his subsequent damnation of “students who do not have a clue.”

Are we to believe he is privy to some all-encompassing survey of the graduates that supports his troubling conclusions? Or is this simply one more example

of the increasing tendency to damn and dismiss and insult anyone who may not subscribe to our views We need now more than ever to be open to differing, even opposing, views rather than only those that are identical to ours.

Bob Lacroix, East Naples