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Letter: Radom drug testing is a violation of student’s rights

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Written by Steven Fenichel Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:28 pm

Letter: Radom drug testing is violation of student’s rights Letter: Radom drug testing is violation of student’s rights To the editor:

The Mainland school bureaucrats are trying to sugarcoat a violation of their students' constitutional rights with their random drug testing policy.

Have they not heard of the Fourth Amendment?

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Letter: Linwood, Northfield deserve full-time police chiefs

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Written by Raymond T. Seyler Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:26 pm

The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. To the editor:

Regarding The Current of July 3 for Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point on the vote to extend a “shared service agreement” with Linwood and Northfield for one chief of police: I am totally displeased with the outcome of the special council meeting held on June 30, which I was unable to attend.

I retired from the city of Northfield after 32 years as a police officer and ultimately the chief of police. I am proud of the present and retired police officers who spoke at the meeting in opposition of having a part-time police chief. I applaud Linwood Police Chief Colin Hickey who addressed council asking them to not approve a shared chief and keep in place the police department’s own chief.

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Letter: More reason to be pessimistic than optimistic

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Written by Jeff Lehman Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:58 pm

Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia.  The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia. The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. To the editor:

In columnist Joe Wilson’s commentary on Voltaire’s classic work, “Candide” (“Optimism”), he sides with Candide’s hopeless optimist, Dr. Pangloss, a caricature of Leibniz, a polymath and co-discoverer of the Calculus. 

Leibniz claimed in “Theodicy” that, “we live in the best of all possible worlds”–  and this claim was utterly annihilated by Voltaire via a parody of Leibniz through Pangloss.

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Letter: Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever

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Written by Seth Grossman Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever To the editor:

This Friday, July 4, is the most important holiday in America. It celebrates the day our Declaration of Independence was first published in Philadelphia in 1776. Abraham Lincoln explained best why that Declaration is so important.

“It was not the mere separation of the Colonies from the motherland,” but something far more powerful.

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Letter: Have some respect for God

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Written by Virginia Kerr Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:46 pm

Have some respect for God Have some respect for God To the editor:

I would like to call your attention to a phrase that is used currently by 98 percent of Americans. Which is “my God,” or as used in last week’s Current, “omigod.”

It seems that 98 percent of Americans don’t realize, or don’t care, what they say. You are taking, using the name of our Lord-God in vain. I don’t think I am a prude or a fanatic.

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Letter: Why conservative ideas lose

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Written by Andrew Lee Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Why conservative ideas lose Why conservative ideas lose To the editor:

A recent letter to The Current decried the lack of local interest in far right politics. Because I find conservatives too often be detached from reality, I hope this letter enlightens.

The man complains about the extended reach of government. Considering that virtually all conservatives espouse pro life politics their “embrace of American freedom” talk amounts to blatant hypocrisy. If only he could see the damage this has done to his brand.

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Letter: Jitneys are great, but not on the Boardwalk

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 30, 2014 01:00 am

Jitneys are great, but not on the Boardwalk Jitneys are great, but not on the Boardwalk To the editor:

As someone who grew up in Atlantic City in the days of Steel Pier and Atlantic City High School on Albany Avenue, I am vehemently opposed to the proposed Jitney tram service on the Boardwalk. 

Let Wildwood have its trams. We have a history with rolling chairs. Shill. Eveler. All the good names. This is what makes Atlantic City unique. 

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Letter: City ignores blocked storm drain

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:
I have tried over and over to have my storm drain cleaned out by the city of Somers Point, to no avail.  I get lip service and false promises, but no solution. After a simple rain storm, my property is flooded, making it virtually impossible for me to get to my car (parked on the street alongside my house) without taking my shoes off, rolling up my pant legs and wading to my car.

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