published Monday, January 13th, 2014

Advice on police blotter and other letters to the editors

Advice on police blotter

I know sometimes change is inevitable, but some changes are just not necessary. Can anyone figure out the police blotter page? The codes mean nothing to the general public, so why not just list the number of emergency calls and leave it at that.

BETTY EWING, Signal Mountain


Get government out of health care

The Affordable Care Act was passed by a Democrat Senate and House and signed by a Democrat president. It was upheld by the Supreme Court as a TAX. It will insure the poor and others who don't work, but those who do will pay for it. Already people are finding that their premium payments for health insurance will increase and some are going to triple. Meanwhile, big business, some unions, Congress and other "special" people are exempt from this "wonderful" law. If it's so great why are there all of these special groups permitted to opt out? There are now three classes of people in this country. The elite in Washington, the working people who pay for everything, and the poor, handicapped and slugs who get benefits from workers. Charities used to take care of the poor, and I never had health insurance until the 1980s as most of the people I knew at that time. Insurance has raised the cost of health care and government-run health care will raise the cost exponentially. Look at how the government took care of the Indians (Native Americans) to see how they'll take care of our health care.

GAIL CRAGG, Turtletown, Tenn.


Support for Robertson

Thank you, Phil Robertson, for standing up for (God) and his words. We need more God-loving people to stand up. Leviticus 18, Verse 22.

JENNY GOODNER


Christians are under assault

After the death and resurrection of Jesus, he became the Christ of faith to his followers. Since then his followers have been under assault and still are in certain parts of the world. From Syria to Iraq to Egypt and other Islamic countries, Islamists are killing Christians. The followers of Jesus face violence and terror and declining of churches. Islamic extremist-demanding Christians convert to Islam, pay an exorbitant tax, or face death. While Iraq and Syria have seen the worst widespread violence against Christians, some of the most violence has taken place in Egypt. Despite Islamic violence, this is not the darkest moment in the history of Christians in the Middle East. Amid all the violence, death and destruction, Christians are able to survive by holding to two things -- their faith and their fellowship with other Christians. Christianity can bring a role model, a founder -- Jesus and his immediate followers -- who were not warriors trying to establish political power, but to pray for their adversaries, bring peace and goodwill among humankind. That is the kind of faith lived that keeps Christianity vibrant that hinges more on the quality of faith than on violence and hate.

AMOS TAJ, Ooltewah


Look at the past

I heard on TV that President Bush got his bipartisan Congress of 2006 to extend unemployment benefits with ease and it was considered good for the economy and American people. Can't this leadership be followed again in the same way?

MARY WIER

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LibDem said...

Mr. AMOS TAJ, Think about this when you insist on your prayers at commission meetings, your commandments in court houses, and your bibles in schools.

January 13, 2014 at 8:03 a.m.
wallyworld said...

taj, so, that's why GWB put bible versus on the bombs he sent to kill innocents in Iraq. just to show what a good 'christian' he is? Glad you cleared that up for me.

January 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
jjmez said...

Amos Taj, Christians have been going into that region and many other countries committing hideous and henious acts against innocent people for centuries.

Take Uganda and their anti-gay laws. Evangelicals from the west (as in U.S. of A.) went into the country and with lots of American dollars to bribe the government used their influence and briberty which led to Uganda's draconian anti-gay laws. In fact, Those evangelicals from the west helped to write the laws that's now led to gays in Uganda being targeted for rape and murder; at times by their very own family members to force the gay out of them.

The world isn't fooled by those good deeds and acts of charity. The world has come to realize they're often used as nothing more than a veil to cover up crimes that would disgrace a nation of barbarians.

January 13, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.
jjmez said...

Support for Robertson Thank you, Phil Robertson, for standing up for (God) and his words. We need more God-loving people to stand up. Leviticus 18, Verse 22. JENNY GOODNER

Jen, if Phil Robertson is your idea of god-loving people then no wonder western religion has taken a dangeroulsy wrong turn and is now on a path leading to he!!. But you guys do make Satan blush with joy. He can' wait to receive you guys with your gasoline drawers as a speedy entrance. :)

January 13, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.
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