Letters to the Editor

Challenging ‘the world seen through Steve Brown’s eyes’

With the acceptance of Judge Timothy Batten’s redistricting map, it is time to look at this year’s commission election. Since I live in Peachtree City and reside in the new District 3, as does Steve Brown, that is the focus of this letter.

In discussing Steve Brown with another person, they made an excellent statement. That being, “The world seen through the eyes of Steve Brown,” meaning he does not need engineering reports or any other data to decide the right answer.
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Dam park is boondoogle

I opposed the recent county-wide infrastructure SPLOST in part because I did not want to give the Fayette County Board of Commissioners a slush fund with which to pay off political debts and buy votes, and in part because the so-called “plan” for spending that money had more holes than the board’s collective heads.

More recently, I called the board to task for spending nearly $1 million of water system customers’ money on a park, including $5,000 for a monument to memorialize themselves and other politicians. Read More»

Insurance agent Obama & the law

To paraphrase, insurance contracts disclaimers state that oral agreements are not legal or enforceable. Only that which is in writing for that specific type of policy may be enforced.

Since most of our legislators hadn’t read the policy, but signed it prior to its rollout, they really can’t claim verbal foul after the fact. Read More»

Let there be light at Line Creek Drive

The Peachtree City Council will soon vote on a resolution to ask the Georgia Department of Transportation to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Line Creek Drive and Ga. Highway 54.

Before the vote is taken, the council likely will be bombarded with anecdotes, some of which may be untrue. (Not calling anyone a liar; it’s just that memory and perception are tricky things.) Read More»

Balance page with left-wing cartoons

I am a regular reader of your newspaper and a resident of Peachtree City. I am also a member of a rare breed in this county — a Democrat.

Why does The Citizen publish two conservative political cartoons weekly instead of a more balanced approach with one conservative and one liberal cartoon?

I understand your audience in Fayette County is overwhelmingly conservative, but I would certainly enjoy the conversation that might ensue if your paper allowed an alternate viewpoint. Read More»

How GOP can win national elections

With the start of the 2014 election run-up, I think it is important for those of us who share a belief in small, constitutionally limited government to agree on a strategy to bring as many people into the tent as possible.

This is a reiteration of an earlier letter. For our country to continue to function in a democratic form in the future this is essential. A few more Democrat administrations like Obama’s and we will effectively be a dictatorship.

To win on the national level, we have to restrict which issues we will campaign upon in the national elections. Read More»

Global warming zealots’ first problem: I like it warm

I would like to disagree with Mr. Paul Lentz on several things on global warming. The reason they changed it to climate change is when the left starts getting pushed back from whatever they are pushing, then they change the name to camouflage their agenda.

I noticed Mr. Lentz used the words “arctic vortex” which is an old term in weather circles, and it was used to scare the people . It probably started from the Weather Channel; they like to scare people. I would like to say up front I like warm weather. Read More»

Ga. hospitals say thanks to Gov. Deal

On behalf of all 170 hospitals across Georgia, I want to express appreciation to Governor Deal for his steadfast resolve and determination to ensure the safety and welfare of hospital patients and caregivers during last week’s icy road traffic jam.

His office proactively reached out to me early in the afternoon of the first day to ask if any of Georgia’s hospitals needed help with road access to the emergency room.

Thankfully, our Emergency Preparedness Center reported that all was reasonably accessible. Read More»

Outrageous regulations — 1 expensive cat house

The Citizen this week begins an occasional demonstration that, despite being “closer” to the average citizen, local government can be as nonsensical and overbearing as the federal government.

Email your personal run-in with local or state government to editor@TheCitizen.com. We’ll print it and post on our website for the world to witness that “local” doesn’t necessarily mean “smaller” or “smarter.” In fact, local regulation can mean “dumb and dumber.”

Herewith, an example:

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Jones: It is ‘evil’ to oppose diversity

I write this letter in response to a recent article asking the question, “Are diversity and inclusion important?”

Honestly, the answer really depends on which side of the color line you are on. So being a Colored, Negro, Black, African American, my answer has to be a resounding YES! Why? Read More»