Letters to the Editor

Another explanation of the $3 leak fee: More money

Thank you, Mr. Brown, for properly scrutinizing, or should we say ingeniously spinning, the Leak Protection program. I am sure that everyone is removing his hand from his wallet after reading your letter to the editor from Sept. 10.

After all, $36 per year to pay for a service that has been free for the last 50 years is not more than anyone can afford. No one minds if your raise our mandatory bill by almost 15 percent. We all wish that everyone we do business with would do the same (!). Read More»

Obama’s lies keep piling up: Count abortion untruths

This week I wanted to highlight just one example of Obama’s extreme mendacity and cynicism.

In 2009, amid concerns that the healthcare law as written would permit federal funds to be used to pay for abortion in violation of the Hyde Amendment, Obama went into full for finger-wagging mode and said: “And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up — under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

To be clear, he was saying here that Obamacare would not allow federal funds to be used for abortion. Read More»

How could cop shoot unarmed man 6 times?

I read the letters to the editor by Mr. Terry Garlock and Mr. Anthony Coleman, both concerning events surrounding the shooting of an unarmed young black youth by a police officer. Mr. Garlock defended a previous letter and Mr. Coleman wrote criticizing Mr. Garlock’s letter. Both letters were very well-written but neither really addressed the central issue.

Clearly a capital crime was committed. An unarmed citizen was shot at least six times and killed by a police officer. Read More»

Our challenge: Repent, ask God to forgive us

We are a proud people and rightly so. America has always been at the forefront of all nations, but that position is now challenged. We, as a nation, attained that position because our forefathers were smart enough to realize that strength comes from God. Because of this belief, America was established on biblical principles.

Some will argue, “ain’t so,” but their argument is oh so weak. The truth is explicitly revealed in our founding documents. If a reasonable person will just take the time to peruse these documents, I find it hard to imagine they will not agree. “In God we Trust.” Read More»

King Obama and the lapdog media

I never thought it could get this bad in our fair land, that the man elected to be the chief law enforcement officer would so flagrantly, and so often, subvert, abrogate, or ignore not only the laws of the land, but even the laws of his own making. Read More»

Plutocrats rule us

In the wake of [the recent] federal court decision finding BP and its drilling partners guilty of “gross negligence” for their part in causing the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that did so much damage to the ecology of the Gulf, I, and many other Americans, are wondering where we go from here and what penalties these companies will suffer. Read More»

An explanation of the $3 leak fee

In an effort to ensure the details on the Fayette County Water System’s Leak Protection Program are properly scrutinized in public view, I wanted to give you some specifics.

The Leak Protection Program is a three-dollar per month add-on to your water bill. For $36 per year, you are covered in the event you have a major line leak on your property, which is your responsibility. Read More»

A quick history lesson

One of our high schools this past spring was asked to create two collage boards depicting scenes from our county.

The students promptly fell to work completing the task, but unfortunately there did not seem to be anyone with any historical Fayette County knowledge to assist them — not their fault.

One depiction shows an Indian with a full-dress hat/cap on, full of many feathers. I don’t know where this fellow was from, but it wasn’t Georgia. The Creek Indians who inhabited Georgia from the Chattahoochee River south wore a simple band around their head, with only one feather in it Read More»

Garlock’s advice to black sons colored by his prejudice

Several months ago, while reading a book by the late Christian theologian, Krister Stendahl, I came across an influential quote that said, “Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.” Read More»

What’s behind the new $3 ‘leak’ fee?

I have received the Fayette County Water System notice about the Excessive Leak Protection Program and am writing to insist on a public unveiling of supporting data for this new fee.

It seems to me that $3 per month per household is an excessive amount to cover their losses for leaks in residential plumbing. Read More»