]> The Citizen Online - Staff Opinions http://archive.thecitizen.com/taxonomy/term/32/0 Members of theCitizen.com staff. en Some local history is in foreclosure http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41997 <p>The only meeting facility in the city of Fayetteville that is charming and historical, the Hollingsworth House, is now in foreclosure.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:14:48 -0500 “Shaken, not stirred” http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41610 <p>Sometimes it matters to hold onto material – notes, books, old addresses, friends – because odds are they’ll be useful some day.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:33:25 -0500 Could there arise a 10th Amendment coalition? http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41604 <p>Those of you familiar with this column are no stranger to what I believe is the sometimes criminal misuse and abuse of the Constitution and its rights by Congress and the President (the Ruling Elite) in administrations than span decades.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:23:58 -0500 Do-gooder government, unintended results http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41513 <p>Two letters on this page take the cap off my own lengthy simmerings on these two related matters.</p> <p>The first is a super-expensive solution to a limited problem: pedestrians crossing state highway intersections.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:40:39 -0500 Thanks to many ... http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41276 <p>Well, here we are. In another few days we will be facing another decade. It seems as if just yesterday we were ushering in the new millennium. Where have the past 10 years gone?</p> Staff Opinions Religion Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:20:22 -0500 OPINION: What now, 3 lame ducks? http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40889 <p>So here’s the January 2010 PTC Council lineup: The grizzled two-year veteran, Doug Sturbaum; the newly promoted two-year veteran Don Haddix as mayor; and three rookies — Vanessa Fleisch, Kim Learnard and Eric Imker.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 01 Dec 2009 21:59:04 -0500 OPINION — What makes Cyndi run? http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40801 <p>Really, what drives her decision-making process?</p> <p>In the few instances where Councilwoman Cyndi Plunkett actually owns up to her infamous support of selling city streets to enable a big-box developer to construct larger big boxes, she cites aesthetics — her personal notion of aesthetics, not anything in city planning or zoning documents.</p> Staff Opinions Fri, 27 Nov 2009 17:28:34 -0500 Obligatory Thanksgiving Column http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40786 <p>What am I thankful for as I sit down to write this column a day before Thanksgiving? The same things most of you are probably thankful for - family, health, central air and heat, indoor plumbing... my iPhone. I love all of those things but I don’t want to write about any of those things. It’s overdone. My family knows how much I love them, as does my iPhone.</p> Staff Opinions Fri, 27 Nov 2009 15:01:38 -0500 Opinion — Voters pull plug on Plunkett http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40438 <p>Can you spell r-e-p-u-d-i-a-t-i-o-n?</p> <p>That’s the resounding verdict of the voters of Peachtree City to the two incumbent City Council members running for another four-year term.</p> Staff Opinions Fri, 06 Nov 2009 16:53:30 -0500 OPINION — PTC candidates: Look at their records http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40309 <p>I eyeballed the whole slate of Peachtree City Council candidates at the recent forum at McIntosh High School and came away impressed with the strength and substance of the field.</p> Staff Opinions Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:16:42 -0400 Say NO to this SPLOST http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40192 <p>Faced with the imminent expiration of their publicly funded slush fund for profligate governments, the Fayette County Commissioners convened an urgent gathering, inviting all mayors in Fayette to bring in their Santa Claus wish lists for a big “renewed” SPLOST.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 27 Oct 2009 16:33:20 -0400 OPINION — The Citizen questions candidates http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39892 <p>Last Thursday, I emailed political position questions to all candidates in council races for Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Tyrone.</p> <p>Deadline for email responses to questions is 5 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 14.</p> Staff Opinions Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:56:40 -0400 The speech they’d rather their kids hear http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39213 <p>Since there has been loud opposition to President Obama’s address to America’s students, I thought I would give them the antithesis of his speech so that they can read this to their children and deliver the exact opposite message.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 08 Sep 2009 16:19:55 -0400 OPINION – The Great Divide: I don't trust the government http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39119 <p><strong >On healthcare, I’m just one of the ‘mob’</strong></p> <p>My laborious page-by-page reading and opining on the 1,000-plus-page House healthcare bill has been rendered moot by events and my slow reading pace.</p> <p>It’s now obvious that HR3200 is dead on arrival and likely will never get to even a vote in the House of Representatives.</p> <p>What happened?</p> Staff Opinions Wed, 02 Sep 2009 22:58:43 -0400 America: The path ahead, part 2 http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/38917 <p>Governments erode as they exert control that sooner or later diminishes human rights.</p> <p>I think that, unless it is altered, our future will see past governmental/societal models morph into something relatively new and better suited for today’s more technologically-proficient systems of mass control.</p> Staff Opinions Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:51:31 -0400