I fear for my country after reading the "Around Pleasanton," ("2nd-graders comment on the inauguration," Jan. 23, page 3) I hope Ms. Vernon was not telling the children what to think or write. Where are the counterpoints?
*I fear for our country because Obama appears too reconciliatory towards this nation's enemies.
*I fear that Obama will create a new socialist country where I will be required share the fruits of my labor with those who choose not to work.
*I distrust a leader who gives salary increases to cabinet members one day only to announce the next day they agreed to a salary freeze.
*I fear a leader who holds closed meetings and releases only his version of the dialog and photos.
*I fear for our representative democracy when the new president signs more executive orders in the first few days than other presidents.
*I wonder where the equity is when the person I must send my taxes to claims to have made "simple mistakes" whereas if I do the same, I must appear in court.
*I wonder why the president didn't ask for the money donated for the extravagant inauguration activities by large corporations be donated to charities.
*I wonder what our president believes the meaning of "volunteer" is, when he speaks of "mandatory volunteer work" for our youth.
I firmly believe the editor has every right to offer their opinion to the readers. An elementary school teacher needs to be balanced and not allowed to brainwash our children.