As the saying goes, "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Thanks to reporter Mike Reicher and the Daily Pilot for helping us remain vigilant.
Do not honor 40th president
(Re. "Newport to dedicate Reagan statue," Oct. 1): Notwithstanding the salient fact that the City Council clearly circumvented proper protocol from the outset regarding the Ronald Reagan statue on so many levels — from its fundraising to underwrite the costs, to bypassing the Arts Commission entirely to allow certain council members to dictate the sites where they think the statue should be permanently situated (all of which Daily Pilot's former columnist Bill Lobdell spoke to in his op-ed pieces so eloquently) — it appears that the City Council's actions (chief among them Councilman Keith Curry) speak to an arrogance and indolence that is nothing short of breathtaking.