Letters to the editor from Orland Park residents:
Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman's "A philosophical experiment: College-level program offers students a new angle on education" (News, March 14) is a wonderful breath of encouragement about what is happening in schools. This program offers a connection between the classics and the everyday lives of students so that they can visit the world of intellectual stimulation.
The students can also enjoy the aspects of critical thinking that will allow them to use these skills in other venues.
The schools in which this program is working are considered underserved schools. From the dialogue that Brotman gives us, we can see the depth and breath of the students' thinking.
It reminds me that we can fill ourselves with hope for these thoughtful adolescents.
— Eileen Quinn Knight, Orland Park, professor of education, St. Xavier University
Let's consider the facts: Forty-nine states have concealed-carry laws; the U.S. Supreme Court supported our Second Amendment rights with the Heller Decision and the 7th Circuit Court decided Illinois must pass a reasonable CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) law.
What? There is no way in heaven the U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear this frivolous, groundless appeal.
As Quinn mentioned, Madigan is the lawyer for the people of Illinois; let us all remind Quinn he is governor of all the people of the state of Illinois. Quinn must think he works for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Speaker of the Illinois House Mike Madigan and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
The people of Illinois want concealed carry; the people of Illinois do not want high-capacity magazine bans. The people of Illinois do not want assault-weapon (sporting-rifle) bans.
The governor needs to be reminded that the state of Illinois goes far beyond Chicago's City Hall.
It really sounds like Quinn is campaigning for re-election; he is not going to get re-elected if he supports an anti-gun agenda.
— Bob Barlog, Orland Park
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