Parents and grandparents, were you a voice for your children or grandchildren during our state’s 2011 legislative session?
The following are excerpts from one of the letters that I wrote to Gov. Susana Martinez:
New Mexico is pathetically ranked as our nation’s fifth-worst state in which to raise kids;
There are no issues more important than children issues. I see through your inactions that you disagree. “Actions (and inactions) speak louder than words;”
I am an unaffiliated voter who voted for you. Like my state senator, Tim Jennings (D) and my state representative, Nora Espinoza (R), you have definitely let me and more importantly our state’s children down;
I understand that you spent some of your unused campaign money on radio ads, in which you requested that we New Mexicans contact our state legislators and voice our opposition to the issuing of drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens. Why didn’t you also buy radio ads asking us to contact our legislators on the following:
Our state is seventh, per capita, in violent crime – many of the victims have been minors;
Some mothers are giving birth to drug addicted babies who will be mentally disabled for life;
Cruel, independent adults can torture and take the lives of dependent, innocent babies without the fear of losing their own lives;
More of our state’s children will suffer from cancer, respiratory ailments, etc., due to second-hand, medical marijuana smoke;
Our state is ranked, per capita, fourth in children living in poverty, due significantly to the frivolous civil lawsuits against businesses and the fact that New Mexico isn’t a right-to-work state.
Unlike you, I truly believe that the health and lives of our children are far more important than an education for our youth and the issuing of drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens.
Franklin L. Boren