I have always been pro-gun, but, those out-of-state-funded TV gun commercials attacking Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isaakson have altered my thinking about the need for Congress to control people's access to weapons.
According to Shakespeare's Juliet, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Likewise, a bribe by any other name still stinks like a pigpen.
I read with interest Suzanne Ivey's recent letter to the editor about Meals on Wheels and the elderly. Her question was "Where are the churches?"
While attempting to disarm U.S. citizens, our government is arming itself to the teeth: At least 73 federal agencies have their own private armies here in the U.S., including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office, the Department of Education, the Food and Drug Administration, the Inspector General's office of the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Land Management, the Library of Congress and Veterans Affairs.
While it was wonderful to read in this week's Times that Meals On Wheels has caught up with its waiting list, part of the story saddened me. When I read that "for people like (the widower featured in the story), the brief visit and chat may be the only human interaction he has in a day," I couldn't help but wonder: Where are the churches?
Jim Scharnagel's March 20 letter on the Second Amendment is a typical interpretation of that document by current liberal dogma. His final statement is a fair summation of his feelings. "While acknowledging that firearms such as sporting rifles and shotguns for hunting, and within reason, certain weapons for self-protection should be allowed, such rights were not addressed by the Second Amendment but rather a right to keep and bear arms for security of the state."
Jim Scharnagel is wrong about so many things (March 20 letter).
I am both insulted and amused by my inclusion in the "vacuous political and pseudo-science class" and, regretfully, I have not participated in colloquiums sponsored by MENSA, a vacuous pseudo-science class if ever there was one. However, the scientific debate over global warming should not be trivialized and the gross misstatements printed need to be corrected.
In his letter "Second Amendment was meant for militias, not armed civilians," Jim Scharnagel makes the case that the Second Amendment was never intended to allow private ownership of firearms. While I agree with some of his points, the overarching theme is not one of them.
The hasty rush to approval for a new Falcons stadium in Atlanta has both a bad odor and a hidden agenda.
Jim Gorman claimed, in a March 19 letter in The Times, that he has researched climate change and written articles on the subject. His conclusion: "There is not one shred of genuine scientific data that proves the theory of global warming. Nor is there consensus in the scientific community."
This is in response to Jim Scharnagel's letter from March 20 about the Second Amendment being meant for militias and not armed civilians.
The National Rifle Association falls back on the Second Amendment as justification for owning firearms. This is an anachronism that has persisted from the framing of the Constitution up through the present.
I am so tired of my intelligence being insulted by the vacuous political and pseudo-science class. For the claims of the global warming cabal to be true, thinking people must put aside all common sense. The premise of the global warming theory is that carbon dioxide is a dangerous gas.
I have been a boater since age 14. Now 66, I have seen just about everything that can happen while boating.
Several years ago, I decided to try these new fluorescent bulbs that had caused such a fuss. So, the next bulb that went out at my house, I removed the old incandescent bulb and replaced it with the new experimental fluorescent bulb.
Lots of people want the Electoral College to be abolished, and to establish term limits on our officials. In some cases that might be a good thing. I sure can think of lots of people in our government I'd like to toss out!
Few people take an active interest in government affairs, though I challenge each reader to give me one example where government is not involved in your life, directly or indirectly. I have asked that question since 1986 and have yet to receive a viable answer.
If it weren't so tragic, the Obama legacy could be described as a soap opera, with U.S. international policy changing daily like the scripts and players change on the soaps.
Thank you, C.L. Abercrombie, for the lovely article about a lovely lady, Lorena Collins. I had the privilege of having Lorena by my side Monday afternoons at the South Patient Tower Information Desk at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for a year and a half. She proved to be as knowledgeable and capable as any employee, and wonderful company. I am blessed to know her, and so glad you "introduced" her to your readership!
My father served for over four years on a mine-layer ship during World War II. He came out as a first class petty officer. My uncle fought the Japanese as a machine gunner during World War II. He came out as an E-6. I served during the Vietnam conflict. I came out as a captain.
As a government major in college, I would like to join the letters about the Electoral College of electing presidents.
When I lost my wife due to illness, there were times I have said to myself, "Where do I go from here?" I have tried to build my life in the comparison of building a house by asking myself: It is not how your house looks like after it is built, but what is the house is build upon?
I just had a couple of things to buy at a local supermarket. As I pulled into the parking lot, I saw a parking place for the disabled. I had a hanging disability tag but someone stole it from my truck. My husband had warned me not to park in the disabled parking spaces until I had gotten the new tag for my car. But my back really hurt that day and I was only to be in the store for a few minutes.
In The Times on Sept. 26, 2011, Len Robbins' column, "My biannual rant about the Electoral College," asked the question, "Why should a person's vote in Wyoming count more than mine?" Wallace Armstrong's opinion of Feb. 6 seems to be the same song.
In response to a letter advocating abolishment of the Electoral College, a reader cites the 2010 census and states that since more than 80 percent of the U.S. population now lives in urban areas, abolishment of the College "would almost guarantee there would be a Democratic president in the U.S. forever."
On more than one occasion, I have taken pen to paper to offer my criticism of your newspaper. It is expected that we subscribers will do that. When a newspaper does something that I feel is commendable, I will also offer my praise as well as extending my subscription another quarter.
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