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On liberalism coming to town

I read recently about the changing political makeup of La Cañada [“Numbers show an increase in La Cañada Democrats,” Valley Sun, Jan. 10].

The bad news is that there has been an increase of about 450 liberals along with a decline of about 300 Republicans.

What’s going on?

I escaped liberalism in Glendale some 25 years ago only to find it spreading into this city. It seems that liberals multiply at an exponential rate.

We have been infiltrated by the forces of socialism and they are difficult to eliminate.

The incremental taking of our freedoms and liberties and Marxist-like confiscation of our earnings are two of the deadliest diseases of socialism. Witness the three Democrat presidential stooges fighting over who has the biggest welfare plan they will bestow upon the people.

You see, deducting 8% from your paychecks now to cover social security may not hurt so bad, but wait until they start taking an additional 20% to cover free universal healthcare, 5% to cover free universal college education, 5% to cover free universal child care, 50% universal federal income tax rate for everyone, 15% universal state income tax rate and you find out there’s nothing left after paying for all that free stuff. Once infected, there is no known cure for that horrific liberalism disease. Its voracious appetite to control people’s lives only grows with each promise made. Liberals don’t care about the destruction they cause.

Be warned about the hypnotic effect of that social utopia being promised by liberals.

You will find that social utopia to be your hell on earth. Bob Tanabe, La Cañada

Good experience with sewer team

With regards to advocacy for sewer systems in La Cañada, we come from a polar opposite from that of Editor Cormaci; we opposed the sewer initiatives because they allow for increased development and population density in this special, lovely town I have called home since moving here as an infant in 1959.

That said, we have met with nothing but pleasant interactions with the construction staff (pleasant being a relative term under the circumstances of construction), and consistently straightforward answers and commitments from the Ken Thompson team and the project engineer.

Specifically, we made it a point to discuss with the Thompson team the location of our septic system early on, and they were able to modify their plan and dig the main sewer trench for upper Journey’s End Drive several feet deeper in order to accommodate us, so that we wouldn’t need a pump system.

When questions arose about the location of our sewer lateral a year later, Tim reconfirmed that our hook-up would be in the original agreed-upon location, which undoubtedly involved extra work on their part.

Similarly, Ken Thompson’s company has worked well with the residents of our private drive and exceeded their obligation to repave the damaged road.

We have yet to get the “go-ahead” to hook up to the sewer, but we are cautiously optimistic that this will go as planned. Sandra Wallace and Michael Frankel, La Cañada

In support of Rudy Giuliani

With all the media fuss and feathers about primary elections in two small states back East, it is easy to get the wrong impression about who the American people really want for their next president. I hope that while my fellow Californians here in La Cañada Flintridge are giving thought to the person they will support in the primary on Feb. 5, they consider my favorite, Rudy Giuliani.

All of America got to see his compassion and resolve after 9/11. And we were all treated to his wit and humor as he worked to lift our spirits after that dreadful day. He gave us hope that our world would survive.

It is easy to make flowery promises. It is not so easy to actually accomplish what was promised.

I like Rudy because he is a person who actually does what he says he will do.

He promised to do something about the slum areas of New York.

Everybody told him it couldn’t be done. He did it anyway. Ask any New Yorker about the transformation of that city. Destitute neighborhoods are safe for families once again. Crime rates are way down. Promise kept. Rudy resolved to do something about welfare and he did. Over 600,000 people were helped off the welfare rolls and into productive jobs and lives.

Promise kept.

Though he was warned it wouldn’t be safe, he even took on the Mafia that had a stranglehold on parts of New York, and he won. Promise kept.

He said he would lower taxes, and did so, no less than 27 times. Promise kept.

When Rudy looks into the camera and says he will close the borders, I believe him.

When he says he will build more refineries, find more of our own oil and develop new energy sources, I believe him.

If you want lower taxes, a strong defense, a vibrant economy and a man who believes in all that is good about America, I hope you will consider casting your vote in the Republican Primary on February 5th for Rudy Giuliani. Al Restivo, La Cañada Flintridge

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