New take on a classic poem
In light of the president’s recent remarks on immigration, perhaps the current administration would like to offer their version of Emma Lazarus’s poem:
Keep your tired, your poor,
Your non-white masses yearning to be on US soil.
You are the refuse from the world’s s**t holes,
The uneducated, foul-smelling wretches,
Find another port,
While I lift my lamp to show you the way out.
Michael Diamant, Koloa
Cameras could help with traffic
I think what we need on Kauai are traffic cameras at key intersections. Every day I see drivers running through red lights and stop signs with total disregard for the traffic laws. In fact, if a driver is making a right turn at a stop sign or red light, it is unusually rare to see him actually stop before turning. Most don’t even slow down. Some even speed up to beat oncoming cross traffic through the intersection!
It is also common to see a vehicle go flying through a red light several seconds after it has turned red. No wonder we have so many traffic accidents on Kauai!
Traffic cameras would be cheap to install and would generate revenue for the island. In fact, based on what I see every day, lots of revenue. And, perhaps people would take traffic laws more seriously after getting a picture postcard in the mail and paying a nice fine.
David McDonald, Lihue