Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Bipartisan solution

Mr. Jack Bernard of Jasper County, Ga., wrote a special essay to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published Sunday, July 17. The headline read “Medicare expansion versus same worn-out platitudes.”

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We need good teachers

I am writing you as a member of the community and parent. As our summer is winding down, and school is gearing up, I have noticed news articles about teacher shortages across the country. In a basic Google search I was able to find articles related to teacher shortages in the states of: Idaho, Utah, Florida, Nevada, Ohio, and South Dakota.

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Shooting blanks

I attempted Rep. Gowdy’s challenge to “Read the [Benghazi] report.” After 90-odd internet pages, I decided to buy a copy to “dog-ear” pages. In the interim, one thing became clear. Unlike the letter writer’s claim in “Where there’s smoke …” (June 30), the Republican House Select Committee on Benghazi spent two years (200 days longer than the 9/11 Report) and $7 million to shoot blanks — not find a “smoking gun.”

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The psyche of Trump

In the June 26 issue of the Ledger-Enquirer Froma Harrop argues that Trump’s master plan involves losing the election. She argues that “Trump’s candidacy is a brand-building scheme and little more.”

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Letter writer struck a chord

So nice to read that someone else voiced disapproval of the loud, vulgar music we hear at every red light, parking lot, and stop sign. And just when we are settled down at night to watch a little TV or go to bed ... what do we hear, but someone with abusive music driving by our home.

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Barriers, past and future

Thank you for Chuck Williams’ article about Rev. Rudy Allen’s role in lowering segregation barriers. It took real courage to address such institutional societal issues in the ‘50s and ‘60s. It will be just as hard to face black-on-black crime and teen and out-of-wedlock pregnancy that makes life so difficult for mother and child.

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L-E missed great story

There was an event called "Back the Blue" Saturday 6/18 as a fundraiser for Harris County Deputy Jamie White who was shot in the head making a routine traffic stop on I-185. This event was also a show of appreciation for all the police, first responders, firefighters, etc, who put their lives on the line every day to protect us, the general public. It originated at the Harley Davidson dealer in Newnan and ended at the one in Columbus.

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‘Is’ vs. ‘should be’

The Democrats’ behavior in the wake of the Orlando atrocity requires comment. This is indeed a transformative administration. The problem is it continues to attempt to transform reality by ignoring the actual causes of and ability to prevent such events.

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Let’s never forget

Usually on holidays like Memorial Day, when we are supposed to remember our fallen soldiers, sailors and Marines but are out somewhere having fun, I remember Vietnam. I remember friends who lost husbands; I remember searching every page of the Honolulu papers (living in Hawaii then) for every morsel of news good or bad.

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If you missed it …

About 40 spectators turned out for the historic game, historic because it's the first time Georgia has played Auburn in Columbus since 1958. The Georgia-Auburn football classic was arguably the biggest sports and social event of the year in Columbus. It outgrew Memorial Stadium and left town.

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For those in need

The fifth 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 five years with this campaign.

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A truly insane election

This has got to be the strangest election season I have ever seen. Seventeen Republican candidates, all politicians except one, and he wins. Another Clinton waiting to be crowned. Trump was laughed at, scorned and dismissed for months all the while winning states. Flash in the pan, he will burn out, wait till he misspeaks. Damn, he is still there. An old “socialist” from Vermont is giving Clinton a run for her coronation.

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Marshal a man of principle

There is no finer marshal in Georgia than Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman. No marshal in the whole state will disagree on that. By a very large margin voters have previously shown their appreciation for the job Marshal Greg Countryman and his deputies do as certified peace officers dedicated to keeping citizens safe.

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Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson likens ISIL and terrorism to a cancer that needs to be cut out

During a stop Tuesday morning in Columbus, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia spoke on the dangers of terrorism and ISIL, saying it's not enough to contain them and, like a cancer, they need to get cut out.
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com
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Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson likens ISIL and terrorism to a cancer that needs to be cut out

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First Lady Michelle Obama: 'In this election, I'm with her'

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Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton must become the next president

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Hecklers for Sanders disrupt start of the DNC