Valley Viewpoints

Offers thanks

My name is Peter Holmes, and as of Jan. 1,  I am once again a fire commissioner for First Fire District in Granby.

I need to thank the voters of the First Fire District. The turnout and support that I received from you is humbling and I assure you not taken lightly.

The responsibility of a fire commissioner is to be a steward of your tax dollars and weigh the wants of the Fire District against the needs of the Fire District.

I have ideas of how to keep the tax levy manageable and how to plan for the future. I wish to share these ideas with you (the public) at our public meetings, the second Wednesday of every month at the Granby fire house at 7 p.m.

Again, thank you. And don’t hesitate to ask questions of your government!

Peter Holmes

Granby

Second Amendment teaching

Who knows better what the  Second Amendment means than the Founding Fathers?

One of our Founding Fathers said, and I quote: “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes….laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants;  they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’

– Thomas Jefferson  (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria )

Do any of the school children know any other quotes from  the Second Amendment from our Founding Fathers?

Myron Pringle

Oswego

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