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LETTERS: Say no to SPLOST

I get angry every time Gwinnett County Commissioners claim that SPLOST funds will be used to fund specific system as they did recently when they claimed SPLOST would fund the “school emergency system”.

LETTERS: Facts skewed on Affordable Care Act

It appears that a country with high quality care overall, but unequal distribution, would rank below a country with lower quality care but equal distribution. Anyone wanting to get their medical care in Cuba should go for it.

LETTERS: Tired of the shutdown

Maybe the monarchy form of government isn’t so bad considering everyone knew that the king was responsible for everything and he paid the price when the people had enough.

LETTERS: Republicans falsely labeled

It is interesting that the most newsworthy item we have seen since our bloated federal government has shut down is World War II veterans being barred from visiting memorials. Otherwise, our free society and free-enterprise business community seems to be chugging along just fine, which is what made this country great.

LETTERS: Columnist offers no solutions on health care

Mr. Thomas offers much criticism of the Affordable Care Act but fails to add anything to the discussion how we can repair our broken health care system.

LETTERS: Suwanee council should not ignore veterans cemetary

Why did the city council ever let any historic district map of the city to be drawn up withouth the cemetary and its WWI and WWII veteran grave sits being included?

LETTERS: Disagreeing with the rezoning of 'The Range'

I will have to agree with Messrs. Hicks, Knapp, and others in opposition, that the projected property tax revenues could be negated by the county services the residents in the development will require ongoing. This is not to mention any county infrastructure improvements that may be required to facilitate this development.

LETTERS: Appreciation of the Pope's message

Pope Francis suggests we follow two well known precepts: love God (Yahweh/Allah) and love our neighbor. Even if one does not espouse the former, we can all practice the latter.

LETTERS: Always good to be reminded of getting back to the basics

Just as children need to be reminded to say “please” and “thank you,” adults need to hear messages of not only “work hard,” “be kind” and “be patient,” but now, with our culture, even “be courteous,” and “be responsible,” and maybe even “be self-reliant.”

LETTERS: When it comes to complaints, where are the solutions?

A successful businessman once said “Don’t bring me problems for solutions. Bring me solutions for approval.” I agree.

LETTERS: Cleaning up after your pet not that difficult

If you are old enough to have a pet, then be responsible enough to take care of their mess.

LETTERS: Storm Water Authority revisions needed

As a member of the Storm Water Authority I believe the adoption of these revisions would be in the best interests of the ratepayers/taxpayers as well as in the best interests of Gwinnett County from an ongoing maintenance standpoint.

LETTERS: Aurora offers great venue for theater

My wife and I have had season tickets with the Aurora since our first experience there as guests of Emory Morsberger for “Annie Get Your Gun.” We have never been disappointed. Certainly some productions were more appealing than others, but overall, the Aurora continually provides theatre at its best.

LETTERS: More rules won't make for better parenting

It is difficult to watch people neglecting their children, but I don’t see how putting more rules and demands (extrinsic motivation) will cause the parents to be more concerned and caring (intrinsic motivation) for their own children.

LETTERS: County trash plan still rankles

Regarding Peachtree Corners lowering the cost of trash pickup (“Peachtree Corners residents’ trash cost gong down,” Aug. 11, 3C), it is truly amazing that most of Gwinnett households pay mandatory pricing of $18.88 per month for an assigned hauler (billed in advance via annual property tax bill), while a small community within our county can offer weekly pickup with more features at $11.50 per month.