Letters to the Editor

Frady acting like ‘spoiled child’; voters should take note for 2012

Fayette County voters elected two new county commissioners because they promised to push for term limits, transparency and to stop construction of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Anyone who has attended commission meetings knows that [commissioners Lee] Hearn and [Robert] Horgan are voting in lockstep with Chairman [Herb] Frady against everything Steve Brown has proposed. Read More»

1st-time attendee ‘shocked’ by Frady’s yells

Last Thursday night I attended my first Fayette Commissioners meeting. I see a sheriff’s deputy sitting near the commissioners. I see next to him three reporters. We all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by prayer. Less than 20 seconds later, the pledge and prayer were “Gone With the Wind.”

I was shocked, to say the least, to witness Chairman Herb Frady yelling not only to Steve Brown, but to the citizens that took turns with their five-minute speeches to commissioners. Read More»

Go see what’s happening at commission

Fayette County government wants to confiscate land from our neighbors to build a road to nowhere and waste millions of your tax dollars in the process. Why this should be an important concern to you?

1. If this can happen to these neighbors, it can happen to you. 2. It is your tax dollars and they should be spent wisely. 3. Your silence gives the government a blank check and the confidence to do whatever they want. Read More»

Ramsey’s immigration bill needs your help

It’s gratifying to see that Georgia is now dealing head on with its share of a vexing national issue: illegal aliens. Representative Matt Ramsey last week submitted the thoughtful, meaningful, and necessary “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” to address the many aspects that unlawful entry into the U.S. has on our state.

Many illegal aliens come here to avoid corruption and consequences of capricious edicts and loosely or selectively enforced laws, so it is paradoxically inappropriate that their very first act coming here is to break the law. Read More»

Schools teaching ‘7 Deadly Sins’ laws 1 year too late for many

Today my 8th-grade, 14-year-old daughter presented me with a permission slip to attend a teaching segment on the “Seven Deadly Sins.” As stated in the permission slip, juveniles who are at least 13 years old in Georgia “must be prosecuted as adults if they are charged with one of the Seven Deadly Sins.” Read More»

Instead of rejoicing about tax collections, let’s reduce our tax rates

While reading state Senator Ronnie Chance’s article, “Notes from the Senate: Double-digit revenue increase best in 24 months,” published in last week’s The Citizen, Sen. Chance seemed rather exuberant about the fact that the state of Georgia was having a tremendous increase in its tax revenues. Read More»

3 commissioners run closed government

Our three musketeer commissioners, Frady, Horgan and Hearn, continue the legacy of Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell. That legacy is nothing more than a manipulative, deceptive and closed process government.

As a prime example of the manipulative and closed form of government the citizens of Fayette County have been subjected to over the last four years, our former commission tried to sneak through a change in the county’s charter, which would give the commissioners control over the Board of Elections member selections. Read More»

Stop free benefits to illegal aliens in Ga.

Representative Matt Ramsey has been working with others in the Georgia General Assembly, including D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society, and many concerned Georgians. I was delighted to read that the committee process will begin next week.

It is time to put a halt to the swarm on Georgia’s free benefits program to those who have crossed our borders unlawfully, thereby becoming criminals who kill jobs and put a $1.5 billion hole in the state’s economy during 2009. Read More»

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»

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