“‘As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and, as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.’ Tench Coxe”
“Our President promised not to raise taxes on the middle class. Now our kids' dental braces will cost 2.3 percent more because of the Obamacare tax. On top of that, he's capped at $2500, the amount that we can save in our flexible spending accounts to pay for basic medical needs. Add a two percent payroll tax increase and he hasn't even been sworn in yet. ”
“I can't understand why I can get a $245 ticket for going 73 MPH on my way home to Omega on 319, and then watch two patrol cars pass by doing well over the speed limit only to find them at the store eating lunch when I make it to Omega. How can you enforce a law you will not keep?”
- Rants & Raves – May 22
Students aren't blueberries
Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia: It looks as if you have survived another year of underwhelming support from state legislators, many of whom would kiss a tree toad if so instructed by the anti-public education crowd. I know it is frustrating but as my daddy used to say, consider the source.
Letter to the Editor – May 22
You knew this was going to be a special season.From the season-opener, a 7-5 win over Crisp County and UGA signee Robert Tyler, to the very last pitch in Marietta May 15, the Tift County baseball team took us on a great journey that reached even further than on the baseball field for me.
May 21 Column – George F. Will
Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness, and the corruption of our civic culture by the professionally pious, this past week has been amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals derail his second-term agenda?" was a question: What agenda?
- Rants & Raves – May 21
- Rant & Rave for May 16
- Rants & Raves - May 15
Letter to the Editor for May 15
As a grandson of Henry Harding Tift and a long-time resident of Tift County, I would like to tip my hat to Edd Dorminey for the pivotal role he played in petitioning the state legislature to officially recognize the original intent that Tift County be named in honor of Capt. Tift.
A day late and a dollar short...sort of
I caught a lot of flack the past couple of days because, and I quote, “You write a column and you didn’t write about your mom for Mothers Day?”Yeah. Um. Just yeah.
- Letter to the Editor: Here we go again
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