published Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Letters to the Editor

We can't trust Obama, his words

We just had another promise from President Obama that he will create more jobs if he can just spend more money we don't have.

I have heard some say his words made sense to them and the Republicans should go along with his plan.

My problem is that this is the same man who said his past plans would create jobs. Those plans are just like this plan; there is no plan.

Just like his health care plan, we have to pass it to find out what is in it. There is no plan.

Why trust him when all he has is words, not facts.

He has spent trillions of money we don't have and we have massive unemployment. We need to reduce the regulations and government to allow our capitalist system to work creating jobs and security for more people.

Republicans were correct to laugh at his words because they know it will not work and there is not a bill.

He wants more taxes and no cuts in spending or regulations. We cannot trust this man and must reject his words, which are hollow and will lead to ruin.

BRUCE CALDWELL, Signal Mountain

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Red Bank does good cleanup job

To Mr. Chris Dorsey, city manager, City of Red Bank:

We want to thank you and your wonderful staff for the outstanding job they have done sine the April tornado. As I have said before, the Public Works Department is the very best and your entire staff is an asset to the residents of Red Bank as well.

The amount of debris has been overwhelming and it is hard to believe the amount of work that has been accomplished.

I know we are proud of all of the employees and are grateful for all you have done.

FRED AND JOYCE BECKERT

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Media agenda limits knowledge

It never ceases to amaze me how we as Americans can keep putting people in the White House who don't seem to have our best interests at heart. But then again we are surrounded by news and media outlets that seem to have a hidden agenda as to what we, the ignorant masses, are allowed to know.

We must ask ourselves why the media in general ignores someone like Ron Paul. He appears to be honest. Has professed the same ideas about small government and freedom and liberty for three decades in the House of Representatives, wants to bring our troops home, end the Federal Reserve, has had no scandals to speak of, seems to understand what America is supposed to represent.

Oh well, I guess they know better than we do. We'll just vote for Perry or Romney and then go back to sleep.

Goodnight, America, wherever you used to be.

CHRIS CARAWAY, Dayton, Tenn.

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01centare said...

We must ask ourselves why the media in general ignores someone like Ron Paul. He appears to be honest

Chris, you mean the same Ron Paul who suggested America should just let the uninsured sick die in order to lower medical cost?

The only honesty Ron Paul has is honestly scary.

September 15, 2011 at 9:46 a.m.
Livn4life said...

01centare, sight your source and prove that that Ron Paul exists. As for the President, he has proven he does not know what is going on. While he had both houses of Congress the things done did not work. So he renames them and makes a new promise to basically do the same things and get a different result. The media lauds him and laughs at anyone who objects to trying the same things thinking a different result occurs. Then Republicans are blamed over and over again by articles and letters on here and in the media for junk which both Parties have contributed to. So I guess the writer above was right. We are just a bunch of ignorants unless...we go along with things that have not, are not, and will not work in the future. But as long as media sources blame others, it's okay, keep it up Mr. President. Oh what is that in the windshield coming at us quickly? It's a cliff we are about to drive off economically and who will be blamed? Why we all know it's Reagan and the two Bush President's fault. My thoughts are with whomever is elected the next President of the US. It sure will not be a pretty landscape to look at when you take over.

September 15, 2011 at 10:34 a.m.
01centare said...

To answer your Q, Livn4life. The discussion was held during a recent debate in front of a Tea Party audience and Wolf Blitzer put forth a hypothetical question an uninsured patient in a coma should be treated. Blitzer asked Paul "“Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?”" After a response by Paul that went like this: "“What he should do is whatever he wants to do and assume responsibility for himself,” Paul responded, adding, “That’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risk. This whole idea that you have to compare and take care of everybody…”"

Granted now, the hypothetical individual in question is in a coma. So how can he take responsibility and make life and death decisions at this point?

September 15, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.
goatman said...

I was actually aiming the letter at the corporate controlled mainstream media, as the original title was "Sellout Americans". As to your first point, if you are that worried about the hypothetical posted---keep your insurance. 01centare, I know nothing about you but most people parrot whatever news they watch and just wondering if you've ever heard of project mockinbird and the governments attempts in controlling the media?? It actually goes back farther than that but we'll save that for another time...You may have to rest a bit after actually doing some research..as for livn4life you must be a fox news junky...they are better but only the judge and lou dobbs will even come close to telling it like it is....if you both think your up for it look up alex jones..

On second thought you might have a stroke, better pace yourselves...

September 15, 2011 at 8:22 p.m.
goatman said...

the answer to 1984 is 1776!!

alex jones

September 15, 2011 at 8:24 p.m.
Legend said...

It was a LIVE debate with Ron Paul. Nothing was doctored by the media or what Congressman Paul said, suggested or implied about the uninsured.

September 15, 2011 at 10:03 p.m.
goatman said...

pay attention to how much time he and some of the others get. The media and their corporate masters have rigged the game and want to make us think he has no chance because they say so. I have talked to a lot of people the last four years who say he sounds good on a lot of issues but he can't win.........isn't that up to us?? And yes it IS doctored !! The only doctor on stage rarely gets a health care question and the modern father of the end the Fed movement got left out on that question?? COME ON people wake up...Ask yourself why you might like Ron Paul and why wouldn't the establishment want someone like him to be in and you just might answer more questions than you care for.

September 15, 2011 at 10:14 p.m.
goatman said...

yes I too was once an OReilly fan and then I woke up. He tells about half of the truth and won't go against the establishment when it comes to the BIG lies handed down to us . And who knows, maybe Paul is waiting for the right time to go on OReilly. I would be all for it. Good way to reach millions who haven't fully awakened yet. Oh and have you noticed a lot (not all) in the media who are still for these Godforesaken wars and yet haven't ever actually done it?? Their called chickenhawks I believe. And why is it that of those in the military that donate to political candidates they do so overwhelmingly for Dr. Paul?? And as far as Bill OReilly goes, you can tell easily when he's either lying or unsure of what he's saying. He gets really mad and breaks eye contact and blinks a lot. The establishment has allowed him to be number one all these years for a reason.

September 16, 2011 at 12:53 p.m.
Musicman375 said...

Why do the liberals pretend Ron Paul answered a different question than he did? The question was regarding a healthy man who CAN afford health insurance but CHOSE not to against the better judgement of any sane person. Sorry, but if you're willing to risk your life even though you have the financial means to protect it by buying health insurance, you better be ready to face the consequences when the grim reaper is ready to cash in on said life. This is the land of the free after all. As in free to indirectly kill yourself by not purchasing the coverage to prevent said death if you so desire, regardless of the fact that you can afford to prevent it. I guess the idea of civil liberties only applies to some people when it promotes their agenda.

If the question was regarding a poor person who didn't have the financial means to purchase the insurance, I guaran-damn-tee you Paul would have answered differently. So stop pretending he's some kind of a monster when he was asked about someone who had the opportunity to prevent his demise but chose not to, hypothetically speaking.

Okay talking heads, go ahead and continue to pretend the question was different and call me names and tell me how terrible I am. By the way, I'm not a Ron Paul supporter, but I am a realist. He answered the question just fine. But he didn't answer the question so many of you are pretending he did.

September 16, 2011 at 7:05 p.m.
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