The DMV needs to apply restrictions on issuing driver’s licenses to older residents because they also have high accident rates. I think if we have certain requirements that test a driver’s abilities to drive safely, we can have a safer city with a lower rate of car accidents.
Prayers can work for the faithful
In his Oct. 3 letter, “Two little words are all you need,” Dave Enslow asserts that school prayer doesn’t make any sense because there has to be somebody on the other end of the line to hear your thoughts.
Christians, including myself, would be the first to admit to Enslow that our prayers do not always and everywhere produce tangible results. But sometimes they do, and the only conclusion to draw from that is that somebody is on the other end of the line.
Many cures of physical infirmities have taken place at Lourdes, France, to name but one site. But to this day there is no scientific or medical explanation for those cures.
And I would hasten to add that those cures have been attested to even by non-Christian and nonreligious physicians.
18th Amendment worked eventually
Dan Kimber’s reference (“Examining rights from new angles,” Oct. 2) to the 18th Amendment, saying it “did not despite its objective, decrease consumption of alcohol,” jumped out at me because after the passage of the Volstead Act in 1920, the use of alcohol dropped precipitously, along with reports of drowning, suicide and spousal abuse.
The law was very effective in decreasing the consumption of alcohol until it was repealed in 1933.
Technically, he is correct because the rates of alcohol consumption per person did recover to pre-18th Amendment levels, but it took until the 1960s and a lot of advertising.
Parents must wake up to drug dangers