Letters to the Editor for Jan. 19, 2013
Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:36 p.m.
Inattentive at meeting
I support the Wage Theft Task Force and believe the meeting with the commissioners went well for moving forward with getting an ordinance passed.
Out of all the positive responses from the commissioners, I couldn't help but notice Susan Baird was inattentive the whole way through.
She had absolutely zero questions for the presenters. It seemed like she was playing Angry Birds on her iPhone the entire time.
Then at the very end, she had one comment that stuck out for me. It was that wage theft is a lesson-learned experience. She obviously had her mind made up before she even walked into the room.
John Mitcheltree III,
Not taking guns away
In John Nabet's letter (Sun, Jan. 15), he referenced that “only the police and military” have guns in the haunting movie “Schindler's List.” He neglected to mention that in potential legislation being considered, no one is talking about taking away his guns.
Deal with the debt
The Newtown shooting was a tragedy of enormous proportions and our hearts go out to the families of the victims and the entire community.
Now it seems that every politician is coming out of the woodwork to demonize guns and gun owners. The truth is that this act was perpetrated by a mentally unstable individual.
Why don't our president and his band of merry politicians encourage Congress to limit the rise of our welfare state and deal with the enormous debt that will directly affect every man, woman and child by saddling them with trillions of dollars that must be paid in the future?
Lose in godly way
An article on the GOP (Jan. 13, Sun) leads one to believe that Republicans need to cave in to Democrats on abortion, homosexuality and immigration if they expect to prosper.
If we Republicans have to cave in on these three issues, then it's better to lose in a godly way than to win in an ungodly way.
James R. “Jim” Walkup,
Nathan Collier's offer to purchase a few acres of wetlands behind his home from the city of Gainesville demands serious consideration. As recently reported in The Sun, the city just purchased 153 acres of potential park land on Newnan's Lake for significantly less than Collier's generous offer of $1 million for about three acres of land just off Northwest Eighth Avenue.
This sale would have minimal impact on the remaining large, city-owned natural area, but would generate significant funding to make a real difference in the available recreational facilities for the citizens of this area. I urge the city to seriously consider Collier's offer, before it is too late.