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Category: Letters To The Editor

Kudos To Matt Gurtler

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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Letter on Immigration and Law Enforcement

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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Corrections

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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Trump Is Right

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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Confused and Concerned

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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Is Trump Getting Rope-a-Doped?

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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Undocumented Immigrants

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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Amen

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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