Opinion

A history of misuse of parliamentary procedures by Democrats

The year was 1994 and President Clinton was trying to get his healthcare reform bill passed through Congress. In the beginning, the public supported his and Hillary’s healthcare reform. It sounded good on paper. At the time, the Senate like the House was controlled by Democrats. The Democrats held a 14-seat majority in the Senate (57 Democrats, 43 Republicans). In the House, the Democrats held 258 seats to the Republican’s 176, with one Independent. Read More»

At 90, ‘I’ve been so blessed’

Ronda Rich's picture

I visited a woman, old and gray, her journey of life nearing its winter’s end. She settled into an armless rocker and moved gently, slowly back and fro, looking from her view on the porch past the towering magnolia trees that spread the full length of her yard. Read More»

Heinrich's Garden

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Been thinking about our daughter Mary’s apartment. Because war damage essentially leveled the north-central German city of Düsseldorf, the city arose from the rubble in a surfeit of architectural gems. Read More»

Silent no more

David Epps's picture

Sarah Northwood is the wife of Father Rob Northwood, who serves as the rector of The Church of Reconciliation (Charismatic Episcopal Church) in Bel Air, Md. She and her husband are the parents of six children. A couple of months ago, Sarah participated in an event in Washington, D.C.

Unlike some events in which clergy wives participate, this event put Sarah in a place where she was exposed, vulnerable, and open to potential ridicule. A woman of courage and commitment, these are her own words: Read More»

Little white duck

Rick Ryckeley's picture

A lone little white duck floated on the water. Small ripples followed close behind as he paddled around the only place he had known as home. The surroundings were familiar to him, and in that familiarity, he drew solace. Read More»

The governing elite versus the rest of us

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

The truly revolutionary American idea of government as the servant of the people may be fading away. Many of today’s so-called “civil servants” are a protected, privileged class. While Middle America struggles through a difficult recession, a lot of government employees have lived on the gravy train.

Here are some facts to buttress that assertion: Read More»

Rep. Fludd needs an economics lesson

Here we go again with another tax on the “evil rich.”

It seems as though Rep. Virgil Fludd has gotten marching orders from President Obama with his tax policies.

And when was the last time that the government proposed a temporary tax with the promise to repeal it at some point? Ask the voters in Richmond Hill, Ga., when their leaders proposed a “temporary” SPLOST in 1973.

Obviously, Mr. Fludd does not know the basics of economics in that when you raise taxes, revenues go down. Read More»

Bost’s ad flyer usurps Tea Party’s identity

I received an insert in The Citizen [March 3, 2010] announcing a “TEA PARTY” held by Harold Bost on behalf of a local PAC. The all-caps format of the invitation makes it unclear whether the gathering is part of the growing “Tea Party” grass-roots political movement, or if they’re simply having a party, serving tea, and capitalizing on the name.

If the PAC wishes to consider itself part of the “Tea Party” movement, however, it should stick to tax-and-spend issues. Read More»

Imker & budget issues

I am writing to express (belatedly) my sincere gratitude for the recent budget workshop held by PTC Council member Eric Imker last January.

It was refreshing to see how committed Mr. Imker is in dealing effectively with the current economic challenges as they relate to the PTC budget.

It was also rewarding to see how constructive and professional the PTC residents were in their comments and participation.

Mr. Imker not only solicited and recorded ideas and information, he also came prepared with budget worksheets that he prepared himself. Read More»

Too much work has gone into Kohl’s plan to just dismiss issue

First, I would like to say that this is my first editorial and I am only writing it because I and others were denied the right to public comment in regard to the new amendment to the CCD development on Ga. Highway 54 during the first City Council meeting of (2010) with our new council and mayor. So here it goes.

Since most of you don’t know me, I have been a resident of Peachtree City for 16 years and a homeowner in Planterra Ridge for 14 years. I moved here, like most of you, for the strict zoning, conservation of green space, and neighborhood concept. Read More»