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• Whale watching
• Moral issues response
• Agrees with letters
We plan to visit Kauai in a few weeks where my future wife and I will soon be married. To prepare for our visit, I’ve read The Garden Island News online for several months now and have enjoyed its content considering the paper’s limited size and coverage area.
Yet, when I read the story about an upcoming humpback whale lecture in the paper’s Dec. 7 edition, I was left with far more questions than answers.
True, the article included the when, where, and what of the lecture, but nothing else about the famed whales that lure visitors to Hawaii each year as surely as the surf and sand.
For example, have whales been sighted this year? Where? How many? Where is the best place on Kauai for visitors to view whales from shore? How many showed up last year? Is the population increasing or decreasing? What is the impact on the tourist industry? Those are just a few of the possible angles that could’ve turned an informative story into an exciting tale.
Thanks for the story, regardless, and we’re still excited about our upcoming journey to Kauai, and for the possibility to see whales. We’d just like the whole story to make our trip as enjoyable as can be.
Moral issues response
This is in response to a letter that appeared in the December 6 issue of The Garden Island, under the heading “Moral Issues.”
I am amazed that the letter writer finds it hard to believe that the majority of American people still believe that killing an innocent person is murder. The writer presupposes a right that does not exist. Nowhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights does it say that anyone has a right to kill an innocent person. But it does say that no one may deprive anyone of their life or liberty without due process of law. Where is the unborn child’s due process of law? Armed with this data, where does this so called “right” come from? It doesn’t exist. A woman has a right to choose for herself. She does not have the right to choose for the unborn child, whether it lives or dies.
The writer’s logic escapes me, for it is suggested that we should be more tolerant and understanding toward abortion. After all you say, “if you don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one.” Should we be more tolerant and understanding of murderers, thieves, child pornographers, and rapists? If you don’t believe in these things, don’t do them. But be tolerant and understanding to those who do? Tolerance has allowed an abundance of nudity, sex, and violence on television and in the movies. An eagle’s egg is protected but the human fetus is not. The criminal is protected but the victim is not. A parent can no longer correct their children without a lawyer getting involved. You see Allen, another name for tolerance is anarchy and lawlessness and I thank God that there are still Americans out there that can tell the difference between right and wrong.
Dr. Peter Saker
Agrees with letters
While visiting, Thanksgiving, I read two great letters. “Early Christmas” on greed so early, before Thanksgiving.
The other excellent letter was about “Evil organization.”
I thoroughly agree with both letters.
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