The following letter to the editor was published in the El Segundo Herald newspaper (HeraldPublications.com) on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in the Letters section on pages 3 and 5. The El Segundo Herald has a strict 250-word limit.
Adult Movie Theater
In response to Mr. Funk’s “hope” for an adult movie theater ad, I would defend his right to wish for something this community “may find offensive.” Fortunately, our city ordinances restrict adult movie theaters to Rosecrans Blvd. It’s not likely the owner there would want to downgrade his property by leasing to any kind of adult entertainment. Mr. Funk’s hope may never materialize.
Anyone reading or seeing the news must be aware of the crowds pillaging and looting the stores in England. Those shop owners could only “hope” that they had the right to use firearms to defend themselves and their property.
With regard to Jerry Chong’s article, Mr. Funk has overlooked the source of our downgraded credit rating. It was the congress that required banks to extend credit for mortgages to people who could not afford them. Yes, the banks sold bundles of the mortgages, but that is how they were able to extend even more credit to the “poor” who couldn’t afford the new houses.
We have been negligent in writing to say how much we appreciate the columns written by Chong and Plank. We are amazed at the research and writing skills of these gentle- men. They guarantee that the Herald is read.