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Category: Letters To The Editor

Trump insulting his own supporters

Polls show most Republicans give President Trump high marks for his recent European diplomatic tour, in which he disgraced himself and our country by scorning our allies, showing disrespect for the Queen of England, and playing lapdog to the murderous Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Is it not fair to ask: What is wrong with these…

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Citizens input critical for local government

Currently, many citizens are troubled and anxious over the potential increase in Rabun County taxes. Also, since March of this year, we have read in this paper about the inability of our leaders to agree on a compromise for the Service Delivery Strategy. The three-year SDS stalemate between Rabun County and its municipalities continues. Next…

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Local leaders should be able to work together

After years of feuding between the county and the city of Clayton, we citizens are still without millions of dollars in state funds we deserve because the governments cannot agree on a signed Service Delivery Strategy (SDS). For years, Rabun citizens have carried the tax burden of paying for attorneys and consultants doing battle over…

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Open negotiations on SDS appreciated

The residents of Rabun County have witnessed active negotiations concerning the issue of re-establishing what is known as a Service Strategy (SDS) between representatives of Rabun County and the county’s municipalities. An SDS gives local governments and authorities the opportunity to reach agreement on the delivery of mutually agreed upon services in a cost effective…

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Not all viewpoints are respectable

Recent calls for civility without an understanding of the term are not only futile but dangerous. In the political sense, civility does not simply imply etiquette nor does it dictate consensus or agreement. Civility allows us to agree to disagree without being disagreeable by respecting the respectable viewpoint. Not all viewpoints are, in fact, respectable….

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On Limited Government and The Founding Fathers

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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Why a Special Counsel is Necessary

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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