By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Letter: Cagle’s punitive action isn’t befitting of a public official
In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks during a memorial ceremony on the first day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Cagle on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association. - photo by Associated Press

To Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle: I am writing regarding your recent action against Delta Airlines following the company’s decision to abandon the practice of discounts for NRA members. It appears to me that your support of the NRA is narrowly focused and outweighs a public official’s expected comprehensive and objective view of matters affecting all constituents of said public official.

Your punitive action against Delta, as it appears to me, gives me considerable pause when considering what might be your actions when an ordinary citizen who does not have the power you have as lieutenant governor expresses an opposing view on a specific topic. Are our First Amendment rights at risk?

Please reconsider your action. Thank you.

Nancy Edwards


Send a letter to the editor here or by email to

Regional events