River Festival isn’t scooter-friendly
I had the opportunity to attend a little bit of the Wichita River Festival this year. However, it was a horrible experience.
I have to use a mobility scooter for long distances because of severe pain. Nearly everything I tried to do was not scooter-friendly.
I could not enjoy watching my son try the zip line because there was almost no way to get down to it; it was all stairs and steep hills. The “handicap accessible” ramps were a joke.
They should have spread out the booths at the food court just a little to alleviate congestion so people could get through easier. And the people were just as bad. As I was trying to maneuver through the food court, I heard someone comment behind me that people with scooters should not be allowed at the festival.
I tried giving people plenty of room when I was riding through, but it was like I was not even seen. People kept cutting me off and running into me.
Slave to pill
I and many other women disagree with “Not pro-women” (June 7 Letters to the Editor). State Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, is both pro-women and pro-life.
Mary Eberstadt’s new book, “Adam and Eve After the Pill,” states that in a age in which women are supposedly freer than ever, they instead have become slaves to the very thing that was supposed to liberate them: artificial contraception. Not only has the pill radically altered the way in which women and men relate to each other sexually, it has created a society in which pornography is commonplace, and premarital childbirth and cohabitation are considered the norm.
I agree with the letter writer that women’s lives do count – both women who are born and pre-born. Today in our world, abortion is the only example of an otherwise civilized society granting one human being the right to decide whether an innocent human being lives or dies.
Keep up the good work, Sen. Wagle.
I did not understand part of “Anti-gun zealots” (June 8 Letters to the Editor). The letter writer said that do-gooders want to “disarm all Americans and make us a nation of sheep waiting for the police to come save us, just like England.”
In 2011, there were 51 homicides caused by guns in the United Kingdom. There are now more guns, licensed and unlicensed, in the UK than ever before – but gun-related homicides have been declining.
Also of note, the 51 homicides were in a population of about 62 million, on a land area somewhat larger than Kansas.
Perhaps next time the letter writer will attempt to find a better analogy to support his argument.
JOHN M. DAVIS