Noble efforts begin at Whiteclay
Published Saturday May 1, 2010
THE PUBLIC PULSE (Letters to the Editor)
An April 27 news story on Whiteclay, Neb., commendably focused on the cleanup efforts taking place.
The Rev. Bruce Bon Fleur obtaining a federal grant and getting Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning to add to it is laudable. Harnessing the energy of local students is as praiseworthy as the event itself.
An April 7 Bellevue University panel discussion on the topic was fairly well attended, but why were there still some empty seats? As citizens, where is our social conscience? This is one of the greatest social justice issues in the state.
It’s good that state senators attended the event in Whiteclay, but this wasn’t their first such flight at the expense of taxpayers.
How about the law that liquor licenses are to be granted only when there’s a need? Where’s the need? Do liquor sales boost state revenue?
An Aristotle quote at the State Capitol states, “Political society exists for the sake of noble living.” Is Whiteclay an example of noble living in Nebraska? Or does this ideal apply to everyone except the Native Americans on our border?
Kay Strong-Nicolas, Bellevue