Letters to the Editor


LETTERS: Columnists hypocritical in criticism of Obama’s immigration plan

Speaker Boehner and the Republican leaders in the House have not even held a hearing on this bill, voted on this bill, or offered an alternative bill. Yet neither Mr. Huckaby nor Mr. King has criticized Speaker Boehner or the Republicans for this woeful inaction to address our broken immigration system.

LETTERS: Obama immigration amnesty is unworkable

There are still no real proposals that would stop future mass illegal immigration. Isn’t it a shame that our citizenship and legal residency are to be traded for votes and cheap labor?

LETTERS: When it comes to Ebola, voice of reason must prevail

I agree with Nate McCullough that the media frenzy over Ebola has us envisioning Ebola victims sauntering down the street like the “Walking Dead” ready to infect anyone in sight with a deadly bite.

THOMAS: Houston pastors fight censorship challenge

For a government official to try to intimidate or censor speech from the pulpit, or any other form of communication, is clearly unconstitutional and this effort by Houston’s mayor should not survive a single court challenge.

LETTERS: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai perfect example of a Muslim woman

Congratulations to Pakistani teen Malala Yousufzai

LETTERS: De facto tax increase not ‘prudent’ for citizens

Our county commission has chosen to ignore the hardship of the citizens of Gwinnett County and voted to retain the present property tax mileage rate. Due to an increase in property values the end result is a serious increase in property taxes.

LETTERS: Coach Lloyd was a ‘one-of-a-kind’ man

I am sorry to hear the news of Coach Bill Lloyd’s passing. I had the privilege of playing for Coach Lloyd at CollinsHill High School when the school first opened.

LETTERS: Paper misplays Michelle Nunn race

When reading the May 21 paper, I noticed that a lot of front page coverage was given to the Republicans running fo the Senate. I also noticed that there was one line given to the Democrats running for the Senate. I have looked through the paper and have not found another article about that Senate race.

LETTERS: Learn about the FairTax for yourself

The lack of knowledge about the FairTax is why we should all read and research info and decide for ourselves rather than accept our favorite politician’s opinion on important matters. If you can’t afford the Fair Tax book, visit the library.

LETTERS: Detractors need to know facts about FairTax

What letter writer Vinson Hall fails to point out that there is a rebate on taxes for basic items such as food, clothing, etc., those below a certain income level will still pay no net taxes. He also overstates the amount of the tax, which is going to be closer to 23 percent. This tax is designed to be revenue neutral.

LETTERS: Wishing Rich good luck in new role as Superior Court judge

Rich will be well-served in this new position by his 22 years in the legal profession and justice system, which includes more than two terms on the State Court bench. His acceptance of this new responsibility demonstrates his continued commitment to serving the public and the court system, which in turn helps fulfill the constitutional promise of justice.

LETTERS: FairTax is a win-win for everyone

The multi-million dollar (all private money) study that led to the FairTax indicated that expenses to business would decrease about the same amount as the Fair Tax (23 percent). Market forces would mean that prices would slide downwards by a similar number.

LETTERS: Cartoon’s depiction of Paula Deen unfair

By including her in the “tips of the iceberg” of Racism in America, the political cartoon in the May 1 edition of the Daily Post did an incredible injustice to Paul Deen.

LETTERS: Remarks by Clippers owner were wrong, but so was how they were obtained

Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA Clippers basketball team, is a bigot and deserves little sympathy but we should all be afraid of the tactics being used in the attempt to destroy him.

LETTER: Snellville couple deserves support in pursuit of gay marriage rights

I have been in a committed relationship for 21 years. Because my partner and I are heterosexual, our marriage gives us valuable rights and privileges that we have come to take for granted.