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Letter: Franklin offered valuable lesson on open-minded rhetoric

Even a casual observation of current events would confirm that American citizens have become more polarized in thought and rhetoric than we could have imagined a decade ago. With anger that often approaches hostility, groups are set against groups, with members of each group vowing 100 percent ownership of the truth. Opinions are becoming more solidified than Stone Mountain.

July 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Quest for tourism money is ruining Chattahoochee River habitat

The love of money destroys the beauty and peace of our rivers. It is such a sad commentary to the people of Helen, Robertstown and White County that the almighty dollar means more to them than the health and well-being of the beautiful Chattahoochee River.

July 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Nation must join in love to end violence

Once again, I find myself unable to remain silent amid the violence perpetrating itself upon innocent people. The massacre of the Emmanuel Nine in church Bible study in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015; 49 in Orlando, Fla., at a nightclub June 12; and in July, in Minnesota, Louisiana and California, all further widen the bleeding wound in the nation's history.

July 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Metro Atlanta town going down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, he is careful to make one distinction to his interviewer.

July 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clinton has her flaws, but GOP’s obsession with her is pointless

You would think that Sunday's columnists Jonah Goldberg and Ron Martz might reflect on the tragic events last week in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas. But no, these Republican apologists are obsessed with Hillary Clinton.

July 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A case of separate justice

Donald Trump has never said much with which I agree, especially since he became a presidential candidate. Much of that has to do with the fact that he is rude, crude, ethically challenged and speaks in platitudes rather than substance.

July 10, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Add state parks to Georgia's brag book

I am late getting to this subject with summer whizzing along, but not so much so that we can't still squeeze it in the state of Georgia's brag book, along with Vidalia onions, St. Simons sunsets, rainbow trout and Ray Charles Robinson. I am talking about our state parks.

July 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clintons again proven to be above the law

How can this be? The director of the FBI admits Hillary Clinton lied, under oath, with regard to knowing information in her personal emails was classified, with regard to the number of servers she was using and with regard to the facts that information in the emails was altered or destroyed after the investigation began. All felonies.

July 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We should keep Brecklynn and her family’s needs in our prayers

I want to thank Kristen Oliver and The Times for sharing the article on Brecklynn Allgood's health problems, and for sharing her beautiful picture.

July 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: FBI’s failure to prosecute Clinton violates America’s rule of law

With the punt by FBI Director James Comey, I believe we have witnessed the most devastating blow to the rule of law that I have seen in my lifetime of 91 years. This whole episode stinks so much it would burn your nostrils if you were standing on Mars.

July 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Declaration’s meaning is lost when we recycle same Congress

I applaud the Times for publishing the Declaration of Independence each July 4. It is a time of refreshing to remember the power of our original document of freedom.

July 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School board members should be parents of children in system

No one should be on the city or county school boards unless they have a child or children in the school system. When they have a child in the school system, board members would, or should, have a better feeling for what is going on compared to members who do not have a child in the city or county systems.

July 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Abortions aren't going anywhere despite legislative efforts

More than four decades have passed since the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision that made abortions legal, but the pro-life movement is still trying to find some way of reversing that.

July 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Pentagon shouldn’t put transgender troops ahead of veterans’ care

The Pentagon has announced transgenders can now serve openly in our military. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated that transgenders before his announcement had to pay for an operation out of their own pockets. He then stated this is "inconsistent with our promise to all our troops that we will take care of them."

July 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: Our fight for freedom still goes on

Two hundred and 40 years ago, citizens fed up with a distant, authoritarian government risked their livelihoods and lives to formally break away from the most powerful nation in the world.

July 04, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: An Rx is overdue for Georgia health care crisis

Those of us with health insurance take for granted that we can seek a doctor's care when hit by illness or injury. But for ...

July 03, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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