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Your Views: We should not trust others for our security

I normally do not read Joan King, but the headline "More guns don't make us safer" on Tuesday drew me in. She wrote: "There are better ways to protect your home and loved ones than sleeping with a .45 under your pillow."

September 27, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Better diet is part of moral imperative for all Americans

Michelle Obama states that adding a single glass of water daily will bring improved health. Restaurants serve us, and we eat, fried Oreos, roasted watermelon, breaded fried pickles, overloaded potatoes, overloaded plates and decadent desserts. Our society's morals resemble those of Rome's Caligula. Hannah Montana has become a woman no decent man could proudly call his wife and decadence is an accepted word for Americans.

September 25, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Navy Yard deaths show why it’s easier to hire temp workers

It occurs to me that we as employers have limited ability under the laws to inquire into a potential employee's background, etc. and therefore some employers have turned to temp agencies to act as a clearinghouse for potential employees.

September 25, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Get an estimate first from your contractor before work is done

Recently I hired a Gainesville area electrician to look at a porch light that keeps burning out. Because I had used him before, I agreed to a service charge plus parts, if any. As it turned out there was really nothing wrong, but a small adjustment was made to the socket where someone had turned the light bulb too tightly, bending a contact.

September 18, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Mountain Players created many memories over their 21 years

It has been a fun time working along with the Georgia Mountain Players in the musical productions that we have performed for 21 years. Those are memories that will last forever.

September 18, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Times staffer should have backed off

In reference to The Times' photographer, Nat Gurley, charged with obstruction: I am sure Gurley was just attempting to do his job. However, the law enforcement people were also attempting to do their job.

September 18, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama’s policy in Syria is like Bush’s in Iraq

It's been suggested that Russia might help President Barack Obama by corralling chemical weapons in Syria and placing them under guard. We should remember this happened in Iraq before we invaded and toppled Saddam Hussein. After Gulf War I, all known weapons of mass destruction there were gathered and placed in locked storage.

September 13, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Missiles fired on Syria would only add to people’s misery

It is unbelievable that our national leaders are so politically motivated and lacking the good judgment they should have regarding the Syrian revolution.

September 13, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Carter kept a promise to help deliver report for project

I noticed where Don Carter has retired as Department of Natural Resources commissioner and I would like to share a very pleasant courtesy he did for me. I have never met him, nor do I know him, but he sure helped me when I needed help.

September 12, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Why does gas cost more in Hall County?

I just returned from Myrtle Beach, S.C. I bought gas there at $3.21, then got back in Hall County and gas was $3.60.

September 12, 2013 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Congress needs to declare war, not president, says Constitution

RE: In response to Thursday's letter from Bruce Hallowell: It is not the duty of the president, not does he have the power to declare war. One has only to look at the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8.11).

September 07, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Congress needs to declare war, not president, says Constitution

RE: In response to Thursday's letter from Bruce Hallowell: It is not the duty of the president, not does he have the power to declare war. One has only to look at the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8.11).

September 07, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama fails to lead, passes Syria buck to Congress

For the past three years, President Barack Obama has used every means possible to delete the authority of Congress in decision making issues. He has used Congress as his whipping boy; if he makes a bad decision, it is the fault of the Congress. Anything favorable that happens, he takes credit for. Now, after shooting his mouth off (the "red line" comment) he tells Congress that it must make a decision he is unwilling to make.

September 05, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Nuclear power is costly, but the alternatives are no better

Joan King wrote in her column recently against nuclear power. Her points about the negatives were valid. It is expensive and produces a problem waste.

September 04, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: No conspiracy in airplane contrails; just condensation

In response to the article in The Times titled, "Are we geoengineering?" on Aug. 26, I am coming clean on the truth of the matter.

September 02, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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District voting is another move by left to divide us

So community and political organizers in the Latino and African-American communities have begun a push for district voting in Gainesville.

July 06, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Time to take our faith past catchphrases

When I was a child, I was fascinated by the liturgy and art of the Roman Catholic Church. I would sneak into the living room on Christmas Eve and watch Midnight Mass from Rome. Being raised in a Baptist church in Southeast Arkansas, it was all so foreign! But something within it resonated within me.

July 04, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Confederate flag’s heritage too often being hijacked by hate

In the midst of the current firestorm raging around the Confederate Battle Flag, intolerant, hate-filled voices demand the eradication of all things remotely associated with Confederate heritage. Quietly seeking but denied permission to be heard are the voices of reason which offer the love of Christ as the remedy for the angst afflicting American society at large.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Old Glory deserves our salute from a truly united nation

On April 30, 1789, on Wall Street in New York City, the capital of the United States (at that time), Gen. George Washington had been sworn in as the first president. He and his government staff walked over to a little stone church, which is still standing today close to Ground Zero.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Those of us who oppose gay marriage are in good company

As I am called a bigot, a homophobe, and other names for my stance against gay marriage, I had an awakening thought: As people call me those names, they are also calling Jesus those names since He was the one who defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


God’s laws lose out to man’s in court’s ruling

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rewritten the long-standing definition of marriage, the same-sex population and their supporters are gleeful while the rest of us are being labeled "intolerant, insensitive and hateful" for clinging to our archaic Biblical beliefs.

July 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Community, businesses reach out to boost key local projects

A huge thank you to BB&T for benefitting Randy and Friends through their Lighthouse Project. They spent many volunteer hours working to improve the Rooster's Perch Coffeehouse, in addition to the work space where employment and life skills are taught to adults with disabilities.

July 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Pope calls for a conversion of our hearts

Concerning climate change, Pope Francis' stance in his Encyclical is very clear. He stated, "A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system," and "scientific studies indicate that most global warming is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases released mainly as a result of human activity. Climate change is a global problem with grave implications."

June 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


County needs to focus on justice, not just low taxes

I wanted to attend the Hall County budget meetings but couldn't. This is what I would have said:

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


LGBT coalition shouldn’t force its agenda on the rest of us

The 2 percent, or less, of our population identified as LGBT are not being picked on. Rather, their bullying is being resisted. Nobody cares what other people are doing relationally in the privacy of their homes (no bomb building, please). We do care how our children are educated and about our Biblical values such as sanctity of marriage.

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


Brother salutes columnist's salute to dad

I have lots of words regarding Dick's column regarding our dad, but think only one is appropriate: Amen!

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


Charleston tragedy is a command to teach kindness

Last week, our country and our community received a command, not merely a call. We must reach deep inside our hearts and heads to find ways to reach people before they become unreachable, such as the young man responsible for the tremendous tragedy in Charleston.

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


Your Views: Roosevelt Square doesn’t need fixing

The other day I read a small notice that our illustrious city council was considering "improving the square." I had lunch at the square the other day, sat outside and had a nice time just looking. I found the square looked very nice - nothing needs to be done.

June 11, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Instead of politicizing Jesus, why not just follow his way of living?

Just like the Roman emperor Constantine did 1800 years ago, the "powers that be" continue to politicize Jesus for their own personal gain. And Christians continue to be vulnerable. Traditional theology hasn't helped much.

June 10, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Series on foster child care opened eyes to a serious issue

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.

October 22, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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