My View

my view by don sorchychBY DON SORCHYCH | MAY 21, 2014

Attorney's letter

You should read Gerald Freeman's letter to Mayor Vincent Francia and Francia's response on the letters to the editor page. The letter below is written to John J. Fisher, who was the man who asserted Freeman ran into his mule. There were two other letters attached to the mayor's letter that were similar to the threats expressed to Fisher. Those were sent to Terry Smith and Steve LaMar.  

Guest Editorials:


Trenk Slate council sweeps open space money to their general fund

I was drawn like a moth to a flame to the Cave Creek open space committee meeting a couple weeks ago as its agenda featured our mayor’s report on a new resort project he is apparently lobbying them to recommend. I couldn’t figure out what a resort development had to do with our 4,000 acres of annexed open space.


Who owns Cave Creek?

It seems to me that the town of Cave Creek is at a crossroads where the citizens must decide just how they want the town to develop. I came here forty years ago when it was just a quiet desert area in Maricopa County and home to a diverse group of artists, ranchers, suburbanites, a few bars, coffee shops, merchants and some old-timers. Since historic Cave Creek wasn't a legal town, the residents were on their own after they recognized the need for some community services. To provide for this need, they created the Cave Creek Improvement Association. People participated who lived in areas scattered around Black Mountain.

BY JOHN LOTT | MAY 21, 2014

The cruelty of Gun-Free Zones

Even law enforcement recognizes that gun-free zones leave shooting victims defenseless.

Recently, President Obama vowed to “help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters and our shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.”

But before he continues pushing his typical gun-control agenda, he should consider what law enforcement in Europe and the United States advise. It might surprise him.


EPA continues to hide secret data used to justify $2 trillion of Clean Air Act regs

In July 2013, the EPA agreed in principle to turn over a treasure trove of scientific data that has been the basis for 85 percent of the agency's Clean Air Act regulations — regulations that have cost the economy some $2 trillion.

The agreement was a precondition for current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to be confirmed in the Senate — reaching the then-required 60 vote threshold that has since been abolished in practice.