Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Science vs. faith a needless conflict

The conflict between science and religion is senseless. It is based on fears and misunderstanding rather than on facts and moral wisdom. Despite the strong public interest in this topic, some people find it troubling when viewed from a religious perspective.

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Important public forum

For generations, Columbus families have invested time, talent and resources to ensure that our city is flourishing and to set the stage for future growth. One Columbus family has done just that with the donation of Standing Boy Creek State Park.

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Historic relevance is obvious

I always enjoy the quotes which you feature on your editorial page. You recently had one by Elie Wiesel that I think bears revisiting: "No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them."

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A third (and better) option

Wednesday, January 25 Ledger-Enquirer Business section mentioned Senate Democrats’ proposal to offer an infrastructure plan to repair the United States’ roads, bridges and rail projects. This was in response and in challenge to the Republicans’ plan and the projected plans of Der Trumphfer.

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‘Swamp’ yet to be drained

Many of my family, friends, and social media contacts voted for Donald Trump in order to “drain the swamp” and challenge Washington’s insiders. While I agree we need change, I am distressed by the widespread misunderstanding as to how we can most effectively and responsibly change the status quo.

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Nix column lacking in fact

Dusty Nix's "Godspeed, Mr. President, and thank you" (Jan. 15) is seriously flawed, not in its intent, but in its lack of meaningful factual support. Apparently Mr. Nix expects us to accept praise for President Obama as a good family man who is quite intelligent. OK, I concede all of that, as well as the killing of Osama bin Laden was an important tactical and morale-building move.

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Let’s have the truth

Hillary Clinton should demand that president-elect Trump pursue an investigation into the allegations raised against her. Throughout Trump's campaign, helping him win the election, he convinced millions of Americans that she had committed egregious crimes constituting treason, while she claims she is innocent. One of them has lied to us.

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Say that again?

The big story about Carmike Cinemas being bought by AMC made me think of a way to increase concession stand revenues for the new company. They can start selling high-fidelity earplugs. That way maybe when you leave the theater your ears won't ring as much. I use hearing aids because of a frequency problem, but I only use them after the trailers run because they are extremely loud.

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Common safety hazard

During the recent rainy weather, I saw a number of cars in traffic with either their headlights off or only the daytime running lights (DRL) on. It's Georgia state law to have your headlights on in the rain for visibility to others. Many do not realize that vehicles do not have their rear running lights illuminated when just the DRLs are functioning.

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Hidden agenda?

Mark Rice writes in his rather peculiar article that the vote for the school superintendent's new contact was 6-2. He states that John Thomas and Frank Myers voted no, but didn't explain why. In concluding this article, he notes, "None of the board’s discussion before voting on the new contract involved reasons why it should or shouldn’t be approved."

Videos

Daughter on finding items missing from her mother's gravesite: "It hurts my heart"

Laken Claridy Holt shares her feelings upon discovering that items the family left on her mother's gravesite at Lakeview Memory Gardens in Phenix City had been removed, taken to rear of the property and placed behind a wooden fence, and apparently been slated to be taken to the landfill. This is video Holt shared over Facebook. It has been edited for content.
Laken Claridy Holt Video courtesy of Laken Claridy Holt
Daughter on finding items missing from her mother's gravesite: 2:33

Daughter on finding items missing from her mother's gravesite: "It hurts my heart"

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Would you take this plunge? Really?

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Attorney: Woman charged in crash that killed 2 children wants to be able to attend funeral 2:17

Attorney: Woman charged in crash that killed 2 children wants to be able to attend funeral