While there undeniably are uses for solar energy at small or remote sites, the idea that it will replace nuclear power, coal, or natural gas as an energy source is laughable ("Solar hasn't dimmed," editorial, Aug. 31).
The current crop of business failures shows what happens when the government offers candy to businesses that never should have been formed. It's sad.
New Longfellow falls short in spots
Visiting Toledo Public Schools' new Longfellow Elementary School, I noticed some things that don't make sense.
The teachers' parking lot seems to be short by about 20 spots. Some teachers have to park way out toward Laskey Road.
The cafeteria doors don't prop open; someone has to stand and hold them open. Teachers have no access to blinds in windows. The two playgrounds are separated by a fence.
Editor's note: A TPS spokesman said parking overflow is to be accommodated in a lot, keys to operate blinds are available to teachers, and the cafeteria doors and playground fence are under review. The letter writer's wife is a teacher at Longfellow.
It's right to require photo ID to vote
Marilou Johanek's Sept. 8 op-ed column, "Amid campaign wars, a call to respect the act of voting," was off base.
She said it is wrong to force voters to have a photo identification card. Anyone who collects welfare or buys alcohol or cigarettes needs a photo ID. Most of those people are of low income, and tend to be Democrats. I'm one of those low-income people.
I can't understand why someone would object to a photo ID for voting, because that would add legitimacy to the election. I don't want someone who is fraudulently voting to cancel my vote, whether I'm voting Democrat or Republican.
Where's love in Christianity?
What happened to true Christianity? Just days prior to the first service at a new mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., some local Christians showed up with signs protesting and telling Muslim people from their community that this is a Christian country and that they should go back to their own country ("Embattled mosque gets approval to open," Aug. 8).
The Bible teaches us to love our neighbors. When Jesus was questioned about how we determine who are our neighbors, He used the story of the Good Samaritan to point out that people of different cultures can help each other.
True Christianity is a religion of love. Where did that get lost?
Reid instead should rip the President
In response to the Aug. 17 Readers' Forum letter "Reid's rip of Romney justified": To level the playing field, perhaps Mitt Romney feels he will release his tax records when President Obama releases the rest of his pertinent documents.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would do well to rip his party's leader.