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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.”
A successful businessman once said “Don’t bring me problems for solutions. Bring me solutions for approval.” I agree.
If you are old enough to have a pet, then be responsible enough to take care of their mess.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I personally support these cameras because it makes our kids safer at school bus pick up and drop-off zones . But one thing we can all agree on is that we should not be doing business with vendors with suspect track records.
One of my grandsons stayed with us Saturday and Sunday. Since he recently turned 11 and is a baseball fan, my wife and I decided to take him the Gwinnett Braves game on Saturday.
- OUR VIEW: Tax rate decision prudent if not popular
- OUR VIEW: On the road, remember to ‘move over’ for emergency personnel
- OUR VIEW: Reminder of public hearings for county millage rate
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett answers the challenge of the Great American Cleanup
- OUR VIEW: County takes right steps with active shooter training
- OUR VIEW: Red Cross needs blood donors’ help this summer
- OUR VIEW: Keeping ethics front and center good for BOC
- OUR VIEW: A weekend to reflect on Memorial Day and graduations
- OUR VIEW: A reminder to wear life jackets and be safe this boating season
- OUR VIEW: Relay For Life shows community at its best
- KRAUTHAMMER: The vacant presidency
- HUCKABY: Time to say a heartfelt ‘thanks’ for all the dreams that have come true
- MCCULLOUGH: Bring back the firing squad
- SMITH: The rest of the story of Tiger Mountain Vineyards
- RAMPELL: Limousine liberalism’s good works
- SOWELL: Bordering on madness
- CEPEDA: Tough call on border kids
- CLINE: Remembering when a job was just for the summer
- THOMAS: No more aid to the Palestinian Authority
- KRAUTHAMMMER: Moral clarity in Gaza