Opinion

Government spending and morality

Walter Williams's picture

During last year’s budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” When Boehner responded, “But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem,” Obama replied, “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

In one sense, the president is right. What’s being called a spending problem is really a symptom of an unappreciated deep-seated national moral rot. Let’s examine it with a few questions. Read More»

Taking a walk to amazing

Mark Westmoreland's picture

This afternoon I took a long walk because I felt I needed it, first around the cathedral, then past the New Church, and then along the dike, where the mills are that one sees in the distance as one walks near the station. There is so much expressed in this familiar landscape and surrounding; it seems to say: “Be of good courage; fear not.” — Vincent Van Gogh, April 1877, in a letter to a friend Read More»

Salute to home-makers

Ronda Rich's picture

You know how attics are. They’re filled with junk, Christmas stuff and memories that you can’t toss away. The other day as I was digging through boxes, bound and determined, to find a dress pattern from 15 years ago, I found a scrapbook from my high school FHA years.

Now, some of you, of course, know that I am talking about a high school organization that stood for Future Homemakers of America. In these days of political correctness – I had to Google this to find it out – it is now called Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Read More»

Lake Peachtree repair is being mishandled

I am very concerned about the the mismanagement of the Lake Peachtree problems. I have 50 years experience in the public works sector and I cannot remember when the public has been so misinformed about a problem that has such a simple solution that it should have been addressed two months ago and the lake refilled back in June.

No one has informed the public that this was a simple maintenance problem that could have been fixed by the county forces within a week of it being found. Read More»

Ms. Willis and Hobby Lobby

This has reference to the article by Bonnie Willis about “Hobby Lobby: Where the real war is,” which appeared in The Citizen Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

The explanation Ms. Willis provided concerning “the federal government case against Hobby Lobby” is the best I have seen any place. For me her explanation was even clearer than I had previously understood. Read More»

Contraception Cause bends the truth, Constitution

The furtherance of contraception has always been accompanied by lies, manipulation, and misinformation, and the recent case with Hobby Lobby and the contraception mandate is no exception.

The first church to officially sanction contraception was the Anglican Church back in 1930 at the Lambeth Conference. They did so on the pretense that it would only be used by married couples “where there is a morally sound reason for avoiding complete abstinence.” Read More»

The benefits of carting PT

When I worked in Peachtree City back in the ’90s, I drove my golf cart to work for about a year. I remember that I felt that I was much more in tune with my surroundings on a golf cart versus driving my car. You’re in the elements on a cart, and I had some neat experiences driving to and from work. Read More»

'Dawn" of the Missed Opportunity

The Citizen's picture

By Kevin Thomas

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Sequels can be a mixed bag. Occasionally, a sequel can rise above its predecessor (“The Godfather Part Two” and “The Dark Knight” are examples of this), but most of the time, sequels do not meet the expectations set by their predecessors, sometimes to glaringly disappointing effect. I am extremely sad to report that “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” falls in the latter category. Read More»

From 'Appearances' to 'Foyle'

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

I’m finally of an age that I should be allowed to watch whatever television program(s) I wish without apology or explanation.

Yet here I am trying to figure out why I am delving into what feels like a visit to the confessional. “And the envelope, please?”

It takes a little time to build up a “must-watch” list strong enough to make me say with a straight face, “I’m sorry, we have plans for that evening.”

Smile.

Sorry. Read More»

Just a storyteller

David Epps's picture

A friend was telling me that, not long ago, he was in a group undergoing training at a local hospital. The members of the group were instructed to introduce themselves and share some personal information, including where they attended church.

My friend said that he attended Christ the King.

A lady in the group said, “Oh, I know that church. The pastor is David Epps. He’s the guy who writes articles about himself in the paper.”

My friend shared this with me, getting a good laugh in the process. I wasn’t offended or insulted. I was intrigued. Read More»