Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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.

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Help us end hunger

The second Saturday in May is very special to Feeding the Valley food bank. This Saturday, May 13, the U.S. Letter Carriers will sponsor its 25th annual city-wide Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Plastic grocery bags have been distributed to homes throughout our community in hopes that they will be filled with non-perishable foods, and placed at the mail box to be picked up on May 13 by our letter carriers.

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Little-known day of tribute

As we write these words, over 16,000 members of the United States Foreign Service are serving our country around the world. America’s diplomats and development professionals help prevent the spread of conflict, open markets for U.S. goods, assist Americans abroad, negotiate agreements in line with U.S. goals, report on threats to the U.S. homeland, and work alongside our military colleagues on a range of missions, from stabilizing Iraq to earthquake relief in Haiti.

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Role modeling?

As a retired educator who was responsible for teaching civility, the virtues of democracy over tyranny, and the functions of democracy that properly benefit all citizens, I am dismayed to see the president contradicting these ideals from the highest seat of power in the world.

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Miracles indeed

The interview with Dr. Sylvester McRae in the April 23 edition of the L-E brought back memories to when I first saw a delivery as a medical student at Emory University. It was as Dr. McRae said, birth "still a miracle, and it always will be."

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Tactical ‘madness’

In all the fear hype that the press has been spewing lately, there has been one unasked question: Why is North Korea pursuing the development of an ICBM capable of carrying a nuclear warhead? Based on some of the headlines, one might think it is because Kim Jong-un is a madman intent on destroying the U.S.

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Not how it works

Another Sound Off! comment causes me to offer enlightenment to someone who apparently slept during his civics class coverage of the Constitution's separation of powers.

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Americans can do this

Why not establish a Medicaid payroll tax? We have a Social Security tax, a Medicare tax and unemployment insurance taxes. These funds, even if it is just one cent on every dollar of pay, could be used by the states to help fund their Medicaid programs.

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Nix needs to get over it

Sixty-nine days after his glowing tribute to President Obama's legacy, Mr. Nix admits that he too is now overwhelmed by PTISD -- Post Trump Inauguration Stress Disorder. He notes "for weeks now" he has not 'been up to it" being "overwhelmed ... by the sheer enormity of what we're seeing."

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The coming crash

I regularly hear that if the government were run like a business we would all be better off. If capitalism is the engine to drive the economy, then President Trump seems to be the perfect leader. However, his supporters who are not conspicuously wealthy may feel the consequences of the new normal before seeing them for what they are.

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Antisemitism is sheer idiocy

One of the hallmarks of humans is our ability to think. Our brains are us. To witness the anti-Jewish hatred lately saddens me not only because it is so mean spirited but also because it is so very “un-thinking.” By that I mean discriminating against Jews is like cutting off part of your own anatomy. It’s just plain stupid.

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Doesn’t need fixing

The Muscogee County school board will soon vote on a a major shake-up of its custodial staff. Custodial work is now being performed by a combination of MCSD employees and four teams of contractors. The proposal would allow for consolidation to one contracted group (the good part of the idea) and transferring elementary school custodians to the middle and high schools (the terrible part of the idea).

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