Letters to the Editor

Federal government is hiring 193,000 additional workers. Why?

Sorting the Jan. 16 Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I was sick to see the headline on the “ajcjobs” section read, “Government needs to add 193,000 hires.”

I know what you’re saying: “Why would you read the AJC?” Friends are out of town and said we could have their Sunday paper for the coupons. Wife can’t pass them up. Read More»

What’s changed in America: Value of life has measurably declined

“Welcome back to America!”, I keep thinking as we re-adjust to having been away for two years in Japan. I learned a lot living overseas, about myself, my country, and particularly about how important it is for a culture to value human life above all things.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest trends I notice upon my return is how human life has become increasingly cheap in the U.S. To illustrate this trend I’d like to talk about the following items: the war in Afghanistan, stem cells, gay marriage, Obama, and Alzheimer’s Read More»

20th century scourges: Nazism, Communism, Abortionism

This Monday, the Pro Life movement demonstrated throughout the country for the right to life and an end to abortion. The Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade ruling made abortion legal in this country causing the deaths of millions of innocent human beings. Why did this happen?

The twentieth century has experienced some of the most brutal and evil philosophies ever known by mankind – Communism and Nazism. These philosophies, which believe the ends justifies the means, were used to murder millions of innocent human beings for the greater good. Read More»

For those relying on Supreme Court for ‘right’: Just remember ‘Plessy’

In a recent edition of The Citizen, Mr. Timothy Parker took objection to my response to his earlier letter to the editor. I find it necessary to again respond.

In his most recent letter, Mr. Parker accuses me of inventing an issue and of misrepresenting history. After carefully reviewing his original letter, my response, and his rebuttal, I have absolutely no idea how he concluded that I invented an issue. I simply responded to his earlier letter, point by point. Read More»

Questions about county’s 3-2 vote

I attended [the Jan. 5, 2011] Fayette County Commission meeting, and was disturbed by one particular vote. Commissioner [Steve] Brown proposed that before the commission votes on an action having a financial impact, the public be given at least a 24-hour notice. Read More»

3 commissioners show lack of wisdom

The article in the 1/5/11 edition of The Citizen concerning a special called meeting of the [Fayette County Commission] on 12/29 for the purpose of acquiring land by eminent domain was very informative on several levels.

This was not an emergency event and two of the members were losing their job in two days. The two newest commissioners, who had already been sworn in to office, attended this meeting as well.

When the commissioners went into executive session, the chairman refused a request to allow the new commissioners access to the session as observers. How is that for cooperation? Read More»

PTC strains at gas golf carts, swallows trash trucks

I am an owner of a gas cart and live in Peachtree City. I’ve lived here since 1987, and have had my Yamaha cart just about the same length of time.

I am amused at all the justification for the elimination of the carts. Most of the talk settles around the fact that they are noisy and stinky.

There is an element of truth to that, and I agree that we would probably be better off without them. The burning coal at some far off stinky Georgia Power plant is not in our back yard, so that is okay ... right? Read More»

Despite county policy, 24-hour notice goes down, as do term limits

Needless to say, it was discouraging for Commissioner McCarty and me to watch our three fellow commissioners vote against a measure to mandate that the citizens of Fayette County and the news media be notified a mere 24 hours in advance of any item coming before the Board of Commissioners for a vote.

The official Fayette County Policies and Procedures Manual plainly states, “All requests for placement of an item on the Board’s Agenda shall be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance of the requested Agenda date,” (Administration, Commission Agenda, Section 100.03). Read More»

PTC’s Imker gives step-by-step plan to becoming council member

Many of you probably didn’t notice but at the last city council meeting an agenda item was approved stating that elections for council posts 1 and 2 are being held this coming November.

This letter is for you, the citizens, to encourage you to consider running for office. It may appear unconventional that someone in office would advise others to run for that office. But if you know anything about me, you know I don’t fit the mold of a typical politician. Read More»

Study history to discover future of our own country

The resurgence of our country can’t begin by siding with the Republicans or the Democrats. I am not saying that there aren’t good principles and good people in each party. What I am saying is that, over time, power and human nature tend to corrupt people and their policies.

Many politicians often put a “spin” on facts, so that neither present not future conditions in our country can be determined by what they say. For these reasons, I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat: I am a historian and, for this reason, I am a passionate conservative. Read More»

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