3. Give public (taxpayer) support to legitimate self-help groups (e.g. AA), in prison or out; church-based or no.
4. Give free (taxpayer) birth control (and continue to enforce child neglect laws).
5. Don't worry about outcomes. Let freedom ring!
John D. Palmer
Blame Palestinians for Middle East impasse
I was dismayed to read your one-sided Aug. 3 editorial placing all blame for the Middle East impasse on Israel. I lived in Israel for a year and I am intimately acquainted with its flaws. But you failed to mention that the Palestinians have been offered a West Bank and Gaza state three times -- in 1947, 1979 and 2000 -- and they've turned it down three times. They don't want a West Bank and Gaza state. They want a state in Tel Aviv.
Rabbi Joseph Hample