Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

We’re better than this

How long do we have to go, as a nation, without a comprehensive health care system? All those who obsessively vowed to get rid of the ACA either had no idea of what it actually does or simply had a knee-jerk reaction to “gov’ment” intrusion by a black president. No sensible replacement option was or is ready.

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Fiscal malfeasance

As one of the 1,564 property owners who have more than two acres, I’m very upset that my property taxes went up this current year 300% on the excess acreage on our Homestead.

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Lawful tax heist

The property tax furor can be explained if we understand that these new appraisals are the work of the Board of Tax Assessors, a bureaucratic and omnipotent revenue producing arm of the Columbus Consolidated Government.

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Let’s make it official

I was stunned to recently learn that my congressman, Drew Ferguson, is not a co-signer and apparently does not support a bill (HR 997) aimed at making English the official language of the United States.

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Upside, downside

I was pleasantly surprised when driving on 13th Street between 13th Avenue and 5th Avenue. Gone are the innumerable orange cones blocking two lanes of traffic. I hope that good sense prevailed and that these lanes are open to vehicular traffic once again.

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Fiscal sanity

Steadily reducing our deficit is imperative. Our country’s leaders should be working to reduce our deficit with each and every budget that is passed. Hard choices will be required, but please don’t cause further harm to the most vulnerable citizens in our country.

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Fighting hunger

The sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a joint effort by the Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney General’s Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association and is a statewide fund and food drive supporting local Georgia food banks. More than $5 million has been raised in six years with this campaign.

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Illegal, ergo criminal

Your paper was merely trying to elicit the sympathy of our community with your front page story about the Shaw graduate who is facing deportation. He apparently suffered as a 13-year-old when he was surreptitiously brought across our border, and he appears to have been a good student in one of our schools. I think that’s admirable.

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Important observance

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations to all members of the Columbus Bar Association on its recent observance of Law Day 2017, featuring Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard as keynote speaker.

Videos

Spotlight on Merri Sherman, Columbus Sports Council

Merri Sherman is executive director of the Columbus Sports Council. She talks about the council's impact on the city, the events and people the council brings here, and the city's heritage from hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics softball competition, with Team USA taking the gold medal at Historic Golden Park, defeating China 3-1 in the championship game. (Video by Tony Adams)
tadams@ledger-enquirer.com
Spotlight on Merri Sherman, Columbus Sports Council 1:56

Spotlight on Merri Sherman, Columbus Sports Council

Jordan's Justin Newman: 'We're not the same Jordan anymore' 1:28

Jordan's Justin Newman: 'We're not the same Jordan anymore'

Attorney says autopsy shows Redwine shot 11 times by Columbus police officer after high-speed chase 3:35

Attorney says autopsy shows Redwine shot 11 times by Columbus police officer after high-speed chase

Columbus State professor talks about the Confederate monument on Broadway 1:45

Columbus State professor talks about the Confederate monument on Broadway