Like living under Hitler
This is in response to the opinion letter written by Ann Lubke of Palisade, dated on 16 May 2008 on the attack-dog issues. First of all, the sheriff stated to her that he does not deal with dog reports.
I would like to know if, for example, the person died due to the attack. Hmmm, so we overlook this issue and a loss of a loved one? Better yet, what would happen if the person who was attacked became parylized for life. Again, it is a dog issue overlooked. I ask you, where is the compassion of the sheriff and the village board? I don't know about everybody else, but my wife and I have home owners insurance and our insurance agent makes us insure our black lab, even though we live in the country with five acres to roam, so our dog is tied up and if someone comes on our property and that person gets bit by our dog, we are insured for all of the medical cost. My suggestion to Ann is to take the owner to small claims court and sue him or confront him if he has home owners insurance to cover this issue.
The sheriff is there to protect and serve the public, so was Ann protected? No, I think not. My question is, what would happen if this dog attacked the wife of the sheriff? Would he tell her he does not deal with dog issues? Better yet, for example, what would happen iif this dog attacked a loved one of the village board and lost their life? (Would) this issue still be overlooked because (they) don't deal with dog issues?
I do believe that Ann's constitutional rights have been vilolated, for I believe that Ann was discriminated (against) because she is a female and not an important person and she is not rich. I do hope that this letter will open up the eyes of the village board and sheriff to do something about this dog issue and have enough compassion to do something instead of overlooking it.If this is the way we treat our citizens of the United States and their constitutional rights, well we would be better off living under the ruling of Adolf Hitler, which in a way is how Ann was treated. So as I said before, let's stand up and fight for our rights.