Opinion

The arrogance of power and an April morning

Terry Garlock's picture

Whether you are liberal or conservative, you should be troubled by the increasingly common power grabs in our nation’s capital.

Maybe the framers of the U.S. Constitution were particularly insightful on human nature when they gave limited, enumerated powers to the federal government and reserved all other powers for the people and the states. I think the framers feared the corrupting influence of power, having just fought a war for independence from a king who created taxes and laws at the stroke of a pen that oppressed British subjects in America. Read More»

Obama lied, your health plan died

Sally C. Pipes's picture

“If you like your healthcare plan,” pledged President Obama, “you will be able to keep your healthcare plan.”

As the president barnstormed in favor of his health overhaul, that promise was a constant, appearing in speeches, media appearances, and all the administration’s literature. It was a lie.

Earlier this summer, the White House fessed up. By 2013, according to the administration, eight in 10 employer-sponsored health insurance plans could be gone. Read More»

Guardian angel of animals

Ronda Rich's picture

There are those – perhaps many – who would claim that animals do not have a guardian angel. On behalf of my animals, I vehemently disagree. They have one and her name is Jill.

Now, Jill looks as you would expect an angel to look. She is pretty — very pretty, in fact — with dark hair and a beautiful smile that lights up a room and a giggle that will quickly envelope that room and make everyone else giggle.

She is a young wife and mother, but she moonlights as a guardian angel. Thank God for Jill. Read More»

Once, politicians had a sense of humor

Loran Smith's picture

An election year creates excitement, as it always has, but colorful politicians seem to be a relic of the past.

Sometimes you wonder why some politicians aren’t football coaches. They would make fine defensive coordinators. All they do is attack. All that insult and accusation must work because most politicians seem to always be in attack mode.

Little in politics seems to be amusing these days, although there are plenty of shenanigans to turn our heads. Shenanigans are nothing new in politics, however. There was plenty of underhandedness in the old days. Read More»

Threat to liberty? Look out for PTC

We had the dubious pleasure of attending the Peachtree City Council meeting last Thursday evening, where once again we saw the tyranny of the hysterical minority win over the rights of our citizens to enjoy the privileges they have held here for years.

The Citizen reporter present at the meeting has misrepresented the actual content of the discussion and did not even mention that there were a lot of Peachtree City citizens who had voiced opposition to the proposed new leash law. Read More»

Lessons learned in Low Temp debacle?

On Aug. 11, 2010 The Citizen’s headline read, “PTC fees kill industry deal, 165 jobs.”

The article contained excerpts from a letter written by Low Temp President Ben Casey to the city explaining why he had terminated his plan to relocate his company to Peachtree City. The following excerpts stood out quite prominently:

“Due to the mounting project costs associated with the sewer, tap/impact fees, landscape requirements and overall land cost, we have determined that the project is not feasible today. Read More»

Walgreens unresponsive to PTC homeowner’s repeated letters

Below is a copy of the letter I sent to Scott Moore of United Retail Development and Brenden O’Brien of Walgreens back in July of this year.

Dear sirs, I am writing as a citizen of Peachtree City, Ga., that is concerned about your company’s plan to build a 14,000-plus-square-foot store on a site that now holds a 4,500-square-foot Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Read More»

County commissioners ignore voters, press on with West Bypass

If you had any doubts that your votes for Allen McCarty and Steve Brown for the at-large county commission posts were the right decisions, the current county commissioners gave you all the confirmation you need last week when they decided to move forward with Phase II of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The unmitigated gall of the current Fayette commissioners taking the next step on Phase II of the bypass even though the public has loudly cried the road is not wanted is another horrible example of the government’s total disrespect for the average citizens. Read More»

Commission acting like Democrats

It is so discouraging to know that our local Republican elected Board of Commissioners is behaving like the activist ultra-liberals in Washington, D.C., that we have come to despise.

Is there anyone besides the developers who own the land who honestly thinks the West Fayetteville Bypass is a good idea? Please, give us a break! Read More»

Public servants or Caesar Augustus?

It saddens me to see that none of our commissioners are supporting the public the way they used to do. The commissioners run the county, but are supposed to support the will of the majority of voters.

No clearer picture of the will of the voters was painted than the July 20 Republican Primary Election. It was a case where just about everybody who was anybody in Fayette County endorsed the incumbent Commissioners. Read More»