Changes urged

In light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., I think two things need to change.

One is the video games that promote shooting, mass shootings and death in the video gaming world of XBox and Gameboy. I think they should be outlawed and warnings should be put on all videos that promote this kind of activity.

The other thing is the mental health system. The system needs to be changed.

First is the way people are treated. We need to re-open the institutions that we had to treat people with mental problems. The person who did this had mental problems.

Daniel Garman


Support HD Parity Act

I am writing to strongly urge my Representative to cosponsor the Huntington’s Disease Parity Act (H.R. 718), and to my urge senators to cosponsor the Senate companion, S. 648.

If passed, the Huntington’s Disease Parity Act would make it easier for people with HD to receive Social Security Disability and Medicare Benefits.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure.

HD slowly diminishes an individual’s ability to walk, talk and reason. Eventually, every person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. HD profoundly affects the lives of entire families – emotionally, socially and economically.

By cosponsoring the Huntington’s Disease Parity Act, members of Congress can show their support for not only for this family, but the nearly 1,000,000 Americans who are touched by this terrible disease.

William Davies