Thank you, Local 401
On May 31, my son Joel Goldberg set out to the baseball field at George Washington High School to perform his Eagle Scout project. As a member of the boys varsity baseball team for the last three years, Joel wanted to make some improvements to a place where he spends much of his after-school time.
One of the many projects that day was to re-do the spectator bleachers that had not been used for many years. This task could not have been accomplished without the assistance of professionals.
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to two wonderful gentlemen from Local 401 Iron Workers Union. Frank Marsh and Ken Dando arrived bright and early that day and gave up their Saturday to get this project done. Without Frank and Ken, this would have been an impossible task.
Thank you to coach Geiser, coach Juhas, Troop 18, members of the baseball team, friends and family for making Joel’s project possible. We also would like to thank Sherwin Williams Feasterville, Lowe’s Roosevelt Boulevard and Home Depot Bensalem for their donations. The field surely looks great.
Jury duty is necessary
Marvin Garber writes that serving jury duty is too inconvenient and doesn’t pay enough to make it worthwhile.
I suppose that means if someone killed a member of your family (God forbid) and you witnessed the crime, you wouldn’t appear as a witness because it’s too inconvenient and doesn’t pay enough. Or how about voting, is that also inconvenient?
Being a good citizen isn’t always convenient but that’s the price you pay for living in America.
Get with the program.
City Council should ask, ‘Why do people want to get high?’
What City Council should be asking is, “Why do people want to get high?” Guiding them should be experts in the field such as psychiatrists, sociologists and certified addiction counselors.
Former Channel 10 newscaster Edie Huggins interviewed the late Sammy Davis Jr. before his untimely death in 1990, at the age of 64. She stated he admitted using many legal and illegal drugs over his lifetime.
Davis had a theory: “They don’t make drugs that can get you high enough to make your problems go away.” It was his theory that people used intoxicating products to numb themselves from their troubles.
These issues include the following: illness and death of a loved one; job loss; divorce. These matters, from the simply solved to the traumatic, will be confronted by all of us. How we respond to them is the most important path toward sound mental health.
The drugs people use today are more powerful than ever. Those that think they will just smoke a little marijuana or any other narcotic will be surprised how much of the drug they need in the future because their tolerance level increased.
Anyone in government who thinks they’re protecting a citizen’s criminal record by decriminalizing marijuana is misguided.
State Sen. Daylin Leach recently ran for Congress on a similar platform. He was well funded and received a paltry 17 percent of the vote. The public spoke their mind and rejected his candidacy on May 20.
People need love, high paying jobs and self-esteem, not a drug addiction. I move for the adoption of that resolution in City Council.