I believe that sex education starts in the home. If children do not receive it there, then we leave this valuable lesson to be taught by society. Clearly, what is happening in our country today reflects that. I applaud Sarah Palin for taking an unpopular view that supports leaving sex education to families, and not to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, that ultimately exploits teenagers under the guise of “helping” them.
I cannot help but think that the author of “Planned Parenthood or Palin-hood?” [Sept. 19] is giving in to the pressure that the world exerts today on young people to engage in premarital sex and all of the consequences it brings, and thinking only of how they can prevent a pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease. This is an incredibly short-sighted and cavalier view of a very real epidemic in our culture. I encourage our young people of today to consider their choices in life and make them wisely.
As for our politicians “forcing” their views on us, we allow them to do this by electing them to represent us in the highest form of government. If you don’t like someone’s views, don’t vote for that person. Our country needs someone not afraid to stand for the truth in a world that is desperately searching for it.
Lucinda L. Rolsen
Office Coordinator, Department of Education
I just finished reading “CAB in need of a PR campaign” [Sept. 19]. I am very impressed about your thoughts.
I totally agree about both lack of participation and promotion (sometimes not enough budget).
When I was a student as a photojournalism and political science major in the late ‘70s here at ULV, publicity and participation were the biggest problem.
Now we are in the 21st century, and the University of La Verne should use all the communication means possible (e-mail, printing, phone mail and web site software that students and employees use to receive updated information on their computers and their cells) to inform them about every activity that happens here.
I believe we can do it.
General Manager, University of La Verne Graphics