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Letters to the Editor

The Clayton Tribune offers the opportunity for weekly dialogue and conversation in their op-ed section. We have taken advantage of that invitation by joining in the conversation about what the Democratic party offers our local conversation.



Citizens of Rabun County Unite!
Letters To The Editor

Citizens of Rabun County Unite!

May 16, 2017

At the national level, last Saturday’s Earth Day 2017 focused on the need to recognize the scientific consensus on the human sources of climate change. While citizens of Rabun County may be divided on the legitimacy of that science, we can surely unite on the view that our economic future, not to mention our own…

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Demonizing Rants Not Good For Community
Letters To The Editor

Demonizing Rants Not Good For Community

May 26, 2017
Rabun County

I read a nice piece of writing in the paper this week by the editor describing the role of a community newspaper and why it is still an invaluable part of the fabric of our community. I read it and was inspired as Mr. Byrd described so much of what I enjoy about The Tribune…

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Amen
Letters To The Editor

Amen

May 16, 2017

Congratulations to the CLAYTON HERALD for its wise editorial of February 23, “The Bickering Must Stop.” The editors focused on the local water issue, but their calling out of everyone from neighbors in Rabun County to political parties at the local, state and national levels speaks to a growing “poison” in our great country, which…

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Confused and Concerned
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Confused and Concerned

May 16, 2017

I am confused and concerned by the Tribune’s coverage of Matt Gurtler’s position on the amended state budget. If he opposes “subsidies and government interference in the free market,” why does he claim to have been bullied by the threat of withdrawal of state funding to Rabun County? Doesn’t that include subsidies and government interference…

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Perpetuating the American Dream
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Perpetuating the American Dream

May 16, 2017

America’s history has produced many dreams – freedom to worship as one pleases, rags to riches, owning a home, etc. One of the most prominent is the dream of parents that their children will be better off than them. Many of us have lived that dream and hope to pass it down to the next…

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Undocumented Immigrants
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Undocumented Immigrants

May 16, 2017

I agreed with President Obama’s policy to focus on deporting felons, gangs, drug dealers and serious criminals who are in the country illegally.  Under President Obama’s administration more illegal immigrants were deported than previous administrations. There are approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the US based on information developed by the US Department of Homeland Security….

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Dreams of the Future are Better.
Letters To The Editor

Dreams of the Future are Better.

July 14, 2018

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past”. Thomas Jefferson said that and those of us who have been working with the Coalition for Good Government in Rabun County could use this as our Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) slogan. Since 2015 due to the lack of a signed Service…

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On Limited Government and The Founding Fathers
Letters To The Editor

On Limited Government and The Founding Fathers

June 2, 2017

The letters to the editor section has become a rich forum for addressing issues facing our community. In this spirit I would like to challenge our state representative to rethink the legacy of our founding fathers. Matt Gurtler is a conscientious politician attempting to serve his community. His quest “for more transparency and accountability in…

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Is Trump Getting Rope-a-Doped?
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Is Trump Getting Rope-a-Doped?

May 16, 2017

Remember the classic 1974 boxing match labelled “The Rumble in the Jungle,” when Muhammed Ali lured the younger and stronger George Foreman into punching himself out with wild swings that either missed his opponent or landed harmlessly on his arms? I can’t help but wonder if President Trump is falling into the same trap with…

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Climate Change, Energy and Jobs
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Climate Change, Energy and Jobs

May 29, 2017

As the Trump administration seeks to set back the clock on efforts to control climate change, arguing that such efforts destroy American jobs and, in any event, are futile because China and other leading emitters of greenhouse gases are not doing their fair share, it is useful to cite a few facts. First, the coal…

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Kudos To Matt Gurtler
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Kudos To Matt Gurtler

May 16, 2017

As a proud and progressive Democrat, I disagree with most of Matt Gurtler’s positions as I don’t believe they are in the short or long-term best interest of our country and state. However, I’d like to applaud him on two things. First, I sincerely appreciate him taking the time each week in the paper to…

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Why a Special Counsel is Necessary
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Why a Special Counsel is Necessary

May 29, 2017

James Comey made serious errors as FBI director. Yet Trump’s own statements indicate that the motive behind Comey’s firing was to squelch the FBI investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Those statements and other Trump actions suggest that he may have obstructed justice. Other actions we…

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Letter on Immigration and Law Enforcement
Letters To The Editor

Letter on Immigration and Law Enforcement

May 16, 2017

A friend, a retired law enforcement officer, recently asked me, what’s wrong with Trump enforcing immigration laws? My response was another question: in traffic control, do policemen always enforce the speed limit? Even in these days of “alternative facts,” I suspect we can all agree from personal experience that the answer is no. And I…

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Trump Is Right
Letters To The Editor

Trump Is Right

May 16, 2017

Donald Trump has made numerous mistakes since he became our president on January 20. His attack on the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives is not one of them, especially when combined with his tentative outreach to Democrats in Congress. The ideology/psychology of Freedom Caucus extremists is simply incompatible with the building of POSITIVE…

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Corrections
Letters To The Editor

Corrections

May 16, 2017

The letter about “donkeys” that appeared in last week’s TRIBUNE requires a number of corrections. While its author is surely a fine, God-fearing person who would never consciously utter an untruth, he is poorly informed about who Democrats are, their numbers in Rabun County, and the liberal culture many of them espouse. So I would…

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