Letters to the Editor

America is starving for moral leadership as Greatest Depression looms

Having studied both sides of the political spectrum since our President’s inauguration, I must admit that each possesses insight as well as outright stupidity.

But for this purpose of this muse, let’s project ourselves out some two and one-half years to the summer of 2012 while presupposing that our federal government maintains its elitist character. Read More»

High crimes, treason: Constitution under attack by its sworn protecters

It is said that history repeats itself, and it often does so because good men stand by idly as if bound and gagged or as if spectators to a sport they have no control over.

We might ask ourselves why an affluent people persist in the belief that their obligations of good citizenship end at the ballot box. We believe in our elected representatives. We believe they have our best interests at heart. So we grow fat, complacent and apathetic while fiddling our way down the path to national ruin. Read More»

Gilmer’s solutions ‘common sense’

Having just finished reading Bill Gilmer’s letter (The Citizen, Dec. 16, 2009), I feel a sense of rescue is near. I can hear the bugler calling as the cavalry is approaching to save us.

I agree whole-heartedly, my friend, with every point you mentioned. Maybe everyone won’t take these views, but I have to believe that many good American citizens agree with you totally.

The big question is, “How can we take our country back? And before it is too late?” I wish I had the answers. Read More»

Why we went to Washington, D.C.

Why some of us went to Washington, D.C., recently, myself and my wife included, is because our very existence as a nation is at stake.

Our federal government has run over our Constitution with out of control spending and takeover. Most of what the Congress does is unconstitutional.

The only thing that those elected officials in Washington fear is the voice of the American people. In person!

That is why we took our time and money to leave our comfortable living room and join the recent rally in Washington to protest the virtual takeover of one-sixth of the nation’s economy. Read More»

The little grinches who stole lights

This goes out the the person(s) who felt it was within their right to walk up on my lawn and destroy my holiday decorations: Thank you for ruining my family’s wonderful holiday tradition and for causing my children to be in tears because you had to vandalize some of their favorite decorations. Read More»

Ga.’s broken ethics law must be fixed

Georgia’s government has a responsibility to function openly, honestly, efficiently, and with integrity. The conduct of public officials is important when entrusted to oversee the public’s affairs.
Transparency and accountability have been intentionally erased in recent years by our current leadership. We need a much sharper focus on ethics.
Over the last several years, there has been a serious erosion of the public’s trust in government, at every level, national, state, and local, because of an incredible number of cases of corruption and serious ethical and moral breaches. Read More»

You want solutions? Herewith, right wing way to solve America’s problems

Bob Myers has figured me out. I am just a clown writing diatribes and should be put in jail.
Actually, Bob, that letter was supposed to be a bit humorous, though our country’s problems are not. What you did not offer is a solution of your own to any of the major crises facing us.
I don’t want to start a bloody revolution and hang liberals from lamp posts. But I do believe protests, organized civil disobedience, boycotts, and strikes could be effectively used to force our government to return to the constitutional limits which have defined its role in our lives for over 200 years. Read More»

Tired of long-winded former mayor; what’s big deal about 1 traffic light?

The elections in Peachtree City are over, yet The Citizen continues to publish articles submitted by our former mayor, Steve Brown, that are better measured not in column inches but in column feet. Read More»

Mayor-elect Haddix: ‘Ready to get job done’

I would like to thank the voters of Peachtree City for the vote of confidence in electing me the next mayor of Peachtree City.
There is a lot to do to get our priorities, budget and more in line with what the citizens want and our wallets can afford. I believe the voters have elected a mayor and council ready to get the job done.
Several of the goals I stated in the election cycle are already in work. We will have better communications via a website forum, Internet streaming of meetings and creating an online video archive along with staff talking to Comcast about televising meetings. Read More»

Imker: ‘Will vote for city, not re-election’

Thank you to all who voted. The city won.
The new council has a lot of challenges ahead, but I am confident our village concept will be secure.
I’m offering everyone unhindered access to me. If you ever see anything of concern developing, please let me know. I expect to be taken to the mat if I vote for anything other than what’s in the best interest of the city. Read More»