York ME students deserve better than porn books

Letter: York students deserve better than pornographic library books

I watched the recorded York school committee meeting on January 19 and agreed with townspeople who voiced their frustrations over a book found in the middle school library . As a taxpayer, I would like my voice to be heard on what schools teach future generations.

Some who spoke that evening said that the literally pornographic material/book in question should just be available for young people who have questions because they are going to learn it somewhere if we don’t provide it and because that it has been on shelves in public places for over 30 years, has been translated into 22 languages, parents can mitigate the damage if they wish, and people have no right to prevent other parents from accessing such filth. No wonder our society is in such a mess!

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Pornography is destructive for young and old alike, especially the very young. It leaves lasting effects that damage the psyche of rational human beings, leads to disrespect for self and others, especially for women, but for both genders.

The professionalism of book selectors is rightly questioned. The state of our world is greatly influenced by the materials taught in our classrooms and made available to our children in libraries. We parents have slept while this madness fills the schools and have in fact trusted that these professionals co-responsible for their education were protecting the children, caring for them and guiding them through ethical means from infancy through life. ‘adulthood.

I’m one of those parents who’s long thought that schools didn’t meet my standards of what’s appropriate and didn’t teach what was actually needed to help kids succeed in life. ie Jesus and the Bible, but also math, science, reading, spelling, so I homeschooled my kids for a while and had them attend a Christian school for most of their years. However, it doesn’t help society much if I sit down and take care of myself and never say anything about what’s going on with my neighbor who may not be as blessed as me and able to get his children to a better school.

I believe that librarians and teachers decide for us what will be taught to our children and that a majority of them have “drank the Kool-Aid” so to speak.

Letter:Why are we afraid of LGBTQ+ books in York? I wish I had such resources

We, the people of York, are desperately trying to reclaim from the city the rights of parents to protect and nurture their children in a very fallen world that no longer refers to God or holds His Name holy.

Christian values ​​have made this country great and still prevent the earth from falling into the abyss. All religions have been respected here in America and are legally protected here except where they may infringe upon the natural rights of another human being, but today Christianity is marginalized. Christianity deserves the utmost respect if people are to be free, so even if you don’t adhere to following Jesus, your best life depends on Christianity protecting it.

Seek the truth, and if the kids want information, give them good information, not pornography.

—Christine Brown, York

Editor’s note: This letter has been edited for length.

Letter: York Policing Policy

Thank you, Kinley Gregg, for speaking out against standard operating procedures for police in York that allegedly allowed Constable Jonathan Rogers to release an attack dog, train his gun and punch an elderly man who got out of his car after being arrested for flashing. its lights.

It’s York, Maine, isn’t it? ! It’s not Miami, Florida or New York.

Does every stop in traffic for flashing your lights or some other minor infraction result in immediate life-threatening aggression? The fact that Dr. Stephen Brennan exercised poor judgment by getting out of his car rather than sitting down and waiting does not excuse Rogers for exercising poor judgment. Rogers is a young man and a trained cop with a trained dog in his police cruiser as well as a host of weapons, lights, communications, and audio capabilities at his disposal for command and control of situations. There are many ways to make an arrest without inflicting this kind of harm on the individual and ultimately the community.

It is troubling that this behavior falls within the standards of York Police Service or any other police service.

—Doug Greene, Kitterie

Letter: York Conservation Commission seeks members

Conservation-minded residents of York are invited to join the York Conservation Commission in pursuing its mission: to ensure the protection and wise use of York’s natural resources and ecosystems – rivers and ponds, watersheds and wetlands, open spaces, beaches and scenic spots. views.

There are currently two openings and an application form is available on the city’s website, yorkmaine.org, under the “How do I…” link.

The Commission’s work is particularly important as the world grapples with the effects of climate change. Agendas for Commission meetings are posted on the city’s website prior to its monthly meetings, usually the second Wednesday. Minutes of previous meetings are also available here.

— Alan McDonald, Secretary, York Conservation Commission

Letter: Message for our Veterans

To our Maine Veterans: Your service to our country has always been appreciated by patriotic Americans. We are grateful that our country has men and women like you who were able and wanted to defend our freedom. To say thank you again would simply not be up to what you put into play, in the service of our country. America has remained the greatest nation in the world, thanks in large part to men and women like you.

Today, you remain good citizens. However, citizenship in the United States comes with rights and responsibilities. Patriotic Americans recognize that without a sober and mature acceptance of their responsibilities, their rights can be distorted and manipulated to suit an agenda.

Maine veterans are not making their voices heard at the polls. In fact, they are grossly underrepresented as a demographic. Your responsibilities did not end when you were released from service. Everything you fought for is at stake at every opportunity to vote, regardless of the level of the election.

We are coming to the mid-term legislative elections this year. Our country is at a cultural crossroads. Voting is part of your responsibility to our country. It certifies that you still care. It advances what you fought for. This reinforces the integrity of our flag. It honors all those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. It is important that you always participate in the dreams of free people.

Your country still needs you. Go out to vote.

—Don LeFante, Cap Neddick

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