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Your Views: Help with power bills is needed for many during hard times

It's a shame that people in our own town need help with different things, such as electric bills, medical bills and a lot more things. Sure, they offer help, but when they really need it, they're told no more funds are available.

November 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: We all should be willing to speak up for what we believe

On the morning of Nov. 15, my husband called me on his way to work as he always does. That morning he had passed something he had never seen. At the intersection of U.S. 129 and Jesse Jewell Parkway was a man preaching, Bible in hand with a headset connected to a speaker.

November 21, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Weakened family, morality will lead to society’s downfall

Weaken the family unit and society will collapse. Over half of marriages end in divorce. One out of three pregnancies is aborted. Prescription drug facilities are flushing babies into sewers.

November 21, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Foreign markets are crucial, yet also undesirable

Bruce Vandiver's view of how the U.S. economy works (Your Views, Wednesday) is too limited. We are involved all over the world because we need foreign markets in which to sell our goods. In spring 2011, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was on cable news saying that we need to export 95 percent of what we produce in this country in order to maintain our economy.

November 19, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Denying climate change burdens future generations

Kudos go to The Times' Viewpoint section on Sunday for at least asking whether global climate change should have been an election issue. Brickbats go to Amy Ridenour for dismissing the need to even discuss that vital issue, particularly in the wake of unprecedented wildfires and Hurricane Sandy.

November 17, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Story on 1936 tornado tragedy was disrespectful to its victims

Our family is very pleased that a historical marker will be placed in Gainesville to honor the ladies who worked and so bravely gave their lives in the tragic Cooper Pants Factory fire during the 1936 tornado.

November 17, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Focus on social issues won’t fix economic woes

Like many Americans who wanted change in 2008, I and many others wanted change in 2012. It is obvious now that we will not receive that change.

November 16, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: ‘Be the people’ letter inspires

Thank you, Candice Pinzon, so very much for your words of wisdom on the Nov. 9 Opinion page. If everyone would "be the people" as you suggest, this world would be a better place to live for all of "U.S." (United States, especially).

November 16, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Vietnam Wall memorial is a moving tribute

I went off to Washington to see all the sights I could see. I didn't plan to stay long; I didn't know how long I would be. I got a ride with a guide. He said he could show me all the sites, and for $30, I felt that was about right.

November 15, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: If Obama leads nation to pray, then re-election will be worth it

Nov. 6 has come and gone, and President Barack Obama has been re-elected for the next four years. And yet I see no singing or dancing in the streets. For the most part, it appears that the anticipated joy and happiness that was suppose to result in his re-election has been replaced by grievous disappointment and gloom and doom rhetoric.

November 15, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: It’s time to stop pointing fingers, unite for our nation

Since the Nov. 6 election, I've heard lots of conservatives throwing tantrums and behaving like spoiled children.

November 14, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama voters, don’t cry when your jobs go overseas

Four more years of the same old, same old, except you will see rising taxes, gas prices, food prices and consumer goods prices. There is no sense in stressing out over this debacle since the majority must like socialism and a welfare state like the Soviet Union.

November 14, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: With election over, leaders must unite for common good

President Barack Obama was re-elected and would hope that our national, state and local elected leaders would accept this historic fact as a second opportunity to help bring our country together and work for the common good of all of the American people.

November 10, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Better nutrition for children now means a healthier military later

As we remember the many sacrifices of our military this Veterans Day, we should also consider the upcoming generation and what our nation can do to help ensure our long-term national security.

November 10, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Americans, it's time to unite and ‘be the people’ again

Recently, I was at the National Archives and saw the hand-printed documents our country was founded upon. I cannot describe to you the emotion, the sense of honor and respect, the call to duty that seeing those frail papers firsthand produces in each and every heart.

November 09, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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School boards need citizens’ review for SPLOST projects aimed at education

Hall County voters will once again go to the polls this year to renew another 1-cent sales tax. Gainesville, Buford and Hall County schools are ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Media is right to focus more on facts than left or right leanings

Rebuttal to Bruce Vandiver's Aug. 21 letter: Vandiver seems to think that both liberal and conservative outlooks should be "balanced" in a news media ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Many ignore facts in favor of good intentions

To Bruce Vandiver from Lula: I read your letter regarding Ron Martz's essay, your general criticism of him and other rational-thinking people with whom ...

August 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tax dollars should not support group many of us resist

I appreciate The Times' willingness to publish a variety of views. Joel Mathis and I rarely agree, but I'm glad his voice is heard.

August 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Public may be ignorant of facts; many in power opt to hide them

In a recent letter to The Times, a Lula city councilman made the following statement: "We should have knowledge and a spiritual obligation to ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


GOP candidates provide a lot of entertainment, few good ideas

So Hillary's campaign is entertaining to Eddy McEntire? Have you taken a few minutes to watch the Republican clown car? Seventeen individuals, each with ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s take on ‘liberal media’ is right-wing slop

I have a few thoughts regarding Ron Martz's recent column: "Essay: Does traditional media lean left?" This is nothing but a Xerox copy of ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Here’s a unique solution to reconcile abortion, capital punishment

A society that will not use its moral and legal authority to cull evil from its population is doomed to anarchy. It is not enough ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Ethics, truth should matter in a president

Watching the political theater that is the Hillary Clinton campaign has been entertaining as both a comedy and as an epic horror. Comic in that ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Government should come together to serve the people

Have vanity, ideology and shortsightedness prevented us as elected officials from accomplishing the purpose that we were elected to do? Today as we watch television ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville's curb cuts area big help to wheelchair users

A huge thank you to the city of Gainesville for the curb cuts they have worked on for the last couple of weeks. The flow ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Church forum did not refute holy scripture

I write as one who serves a congregation in the Presbyterian Church USA to object to your bold and misleading heading for Dr. Tom Smiley ...

August 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Clergy opened their ears, hearts to cope with ever-changing world

In response to Dr. Tom Smiley's letter on the "Christianity beyond the catch phrases" forum held last week, having attended the forum and listened ...

August 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Congress must act quickly to fix disability insurance loss

A threat of far more immediate and severe consequences looms for many older and disabled Americans if Congress does not act.

August 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville’s residents can impose their will as active voters

This letter is in response to the article, "Pushback on change" found in the July 8 issue of The Times.

August 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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