]> The Citizen Online - Letters to the Editor http://archive.thecitizen.com/taxonomy/term/17/0 Letters to the Editor en School spirit? How about bad manners? http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42226 <p>In the Feb. 10 edition of The Citizen, Ms. Carol Jensen-Linton reported that a very large group of McIntosh High School students joined in the singing of the national anthem at a basketball game at Starr’s Mill High School. The McIntosh students joined in on the line, “and the home of the brave,” singing loudly, drowning out the Starr’s Mill student who was singing a capella, changing the line to “home of the Chiefs.” Ms. Jensen-Linton was critical of the students’ action.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:40:34 -0500 Important taxing decisions to be made; come to council retreat http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42225 <p>The annual City Council retreat is coming up the second weekend in March. This is where council discusses its priorities for the remainder of this year and they begin to discuss the budget for 2011. It is a great opportunity for citizens to be heard as well as be educated on exactly what council is considering for next year and what it deems to be priorities.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:39:21 -0500 Hey, big spender! You’re outdoing FDR http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42224 <p>When the Democrats regained control of Congress in January 2007, they promised fiscal responsibility. They passed PayGo (pay-as-you-go) which requires Congress to find a way to pay for programs without raising taxes.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:38:43 -0500 1st, illegal hunting; now loose pit bulls http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42223 <p>I have written you before about our neighbor who hunts on property where he has no permission to hunt. It doesn’t matter if it’s deer season or not, he hunts.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:38:01 -0500 Correction http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42222 <p>I recently wrote a letter to the paper entitled “Westmoreland Right On Most Things, get government out of the way.”</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:35:51 -0500 MHS and the anthem: No disrespect meant http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42108 <p>I am writing in response to Carol Jensen-Linton’s recent article referencing the alleged poor behavior exhibited by McIntosh High School students during the singing of our National Anthem at the McIntosh/Starr’s Mill basketball game played on Feb. 2, 2010. I have a different opinion.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:19:37 -0500 ‘Home of the Chiefs’: Lighten up a little http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42107 <p>My response to Carol Jensen-Linton’s letter (Feb. 10) regarding “McIntosh students dis our national anthem”: I did the exact same thing 30 years ago when I was in high school in Illinois.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:18:33 -0500 MHS kids are patriotic http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42106 <p>All I can say after reading Carol Jensen-Linton’s opinion (Feb. 10) that McIntosh students dissed our national anthem is, “How dare you!”</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:16:55 -0500 Obama’s towering deficits: How can we justify that to our kids? http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42105 <p>We just celebrated the birth of our first granddaughter. Amid the joy, I’m already thinking of how I’m going to attempt to explain some things to her – like how the government mortgaged away her future before she was even born.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:15:52 -0500 Obama’s many missed opportunities http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42104 <p>Instead of listening to the American people whose focus in 2009 was the economy and jobs, this president decided to spend his first year on healthcare. Because as he said, seven presidents have tried and failed in getting healthcare legislation passed and he was bound to make history and be the last.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:14:39 -0500 Cover student art exhibits better http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42103 <p>I was very impressed by a recent gallery reception at Artworks on the Square in Fayetteville.</p> <p>It was well-attended and included a student photography exhibit with cash awards for the top winners.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:11:57 -0500 Saving unborn children: Live lives that testify to God’s goodness http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42102 <p>Abortion is a critical moral issue in our time. Previous generations have had to overcome the evils of slavery and segregation. The culture of death with abortion as its centerpiece is an evil that must be exposed, resisted, and defeated. On Jan. 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court found the right to abortion on demand in the Constitution. It was an appalling decision which has led to an average of 1.6 million abortions annually.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:09:41 -0500 What’s being pumped into those LP tanks? http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41990 <p>As you well know, all of us are going through hard times; money is short. I want to know through your newspaper if anyone other than me is having problems with LP gas.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:59:49 -0500 McIntosh students disrespect our national anthem http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41989 <p>I have lived in Fayette County for almost 15 years and have been proud of the patriotism exhibited by our citizens toward the flag, the national anthem, and our veterans.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:58:34 -0500 Logic, not class warfare http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41988 <p>My response to Matt O’Neal’s letter (Feb. 3) on solving the immediate fiscal needs of our state government is that the government owes its citizens the duty to protect them, and the citizens in turn have the duty to fund their government adequately.</p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:57:34 -0500