Letters to the Editor

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»

Healthcare put on ice here

Ordinarily, the superior, readily accessed medical services in Fayette County, from 911 emergencies to specialist care, give us a warm, fuzzy, protected feeling.

You know, someone else is ready to take care of this, we don’t have to worry?

Well, Friday morning, my husband and I both felt ill. We were nearing the weekend, doctor’s offices were closing, perhaps it would improve by itself, if not we would see our doctors Monday.

On Monday we were worse, with severe bronchitis. And functioning doctors’ offices seemed to have vanished with house calls. Read More»

Starr’s Mill-McIntosh basketball ‘Battle of the Bubble’ pure entertainment

As a long-time resident of Peachtree City, I was delighted again this year to attend the annual Starr’s Mill-McIntosh basketball extravaganza held on Jan. 4th at McIntosh High School.

This intense cross-town rivalry provides some of the best pure entertainment and visuals to be found anywhere on the unfashionable southside of Atlanta. Some of the highlights from this year’s event: Read More»

Praise for Ben Nelms’ Fluoridegate column

I just received a copy of Ben Nelms’s article “Emergence of Fluoridegate (Part I)” and I would like to tell you how much I appreciate Ben for writing this piece.

I am a parent of two children and I have been researching and aware of the dangers of fluoride for a couple of years now.

I have raised my concerns with my local water district as well as my state representative and senator and received only polite nods in response before I was pointed to the same outdated information on the CDC website. Read More»

Frady, 2 sidekicks out to bamboozle

More gloom fell over Fayette County on Jan. 5. On that day, three of our county commissioners (Frady, Horgan and Hearn) proved they could care less about the responsibilities a local government has to its constituents.

On that day, Herb Frady finally reached his 18-year-long dream when he was elected chairman on a 3 to 2 vote with new commissioners, Steve Brown and Allen McCarty voting in opposition. Read More»

Politicians have been lying about Medicare

This is in reply to the Jan. 4 letter to the editor, “Thanks to ‘our wonderful’ Obama.” A reader thanked the President for an increased Medicare check she recently received.

Here’s the thing: The money didn’t come from Obama. As my parents taught me, money doesn’t grow on trees. All money in the government treasury comes from taxing, and borrowing against future taxes.

Ms. Zeldin, decades ago, before I was old enough to work, politicians told you a lie. They said that if you would just pay your Medicare taxes into the system, they’d pay you back when you got older. Read More»

It’s not Obama’s money to give away

I think the record needs to be set straight where the $250 that ”Our Wonderful Obama” sent to the lady really came from.

First of all the federal government owes $14 trillion. Everyone knows that if you owe $14 trillion you do not have any money to send to anyone unless it is borrowed.

Then the question is how can the government force someone to lend them the money.

This is an easy question to answer. They have the guns and the will to use them if taxes are not paid.

The answer as to where the $250 came from then becomes everyone working and paying taxes. Read More»

Bill of Rights issue arose — not at convention — but later during ratification

Mike Taylor in his reply to my letter of the previous week seemingly skimmed my thoughts to invent an issue. I suppose I can take that but I can’t accept a misrepresentation of history.

In referring to the Constitutional Convention Mr. Taylor stated: “Thus a compromise was reached that a Bill of Rights, detailing the most critical rights, would swiftly be added.” He is incorrect. George Mason of Virginia first brought up the idea of a Bill of Rights in the Constitution on Sept. 12, 1787. Read More»