Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Opinion

June 22, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Regulations should be for protecting people, not corporations

Regulations should be for protecting people, not corporations

Dear Editor,

I was wanting to respond to the man against regulating e-cigs.

The e-cig is still relative to cigarettes, hence the name e-cig. We cant have candy or devices that resemble drugs or other age-related products. Should we allow a flavored, non-alcoholic beer be consumed by minors? What about illegal drug lookalikes? Should we allow white flavored powdered sugar straws to be snorted? How about the anti-regulation myth? How about deregulating the housing market? Do away with the minimum housing ordinance so poor people can afford to live outside the federal housing.

The regulators were meant to help the people of America. They have evolved into helping corporations. We need to strip the regulators and start over, with regular Americans running them. I’ll leave with that.

David W. Watts, Mineral Wells

Thanks to all who made clinic a success

Dear Editor,

Thank you so much for the great article about the Texas Mission of Mercy Dental event. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize some special friends who helped make this event possible.

Thanks Abbi Home Health Care, Alliance of the Fort Worth District Dental Society, Chicken Express, Famous Water Company, First Baptist Church Mineral Wells, Massey’s Septic Tank Services, Mineral Wells Senior Center, Mr C stores, Palo Pinto General Hospital, Rotary Club of Mineral Wells, United Way of Palo Pinto County, Waddy Pharmacy, Wes-Tex Vending and Whataburger. Your generous contributions helped 148 people in our community get much needed dental care.

I also want to thank everyone who gave their time to work at this event. Friends from across town and across generations came together to make this event a success. I am proud to live and work in a community where so many care for their neighbors.

Sincerely,

Saskia C Vaughan, DDS, Mineral Wells

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