To the editor:
In past weeks there have been numerous reports of what is happening within our borders. Bureaucracy, if it is allowed to advance at the current rate, will destroy the U.S. as we have known it. President Clinton left things in pretty good shape. President Bush took a bad turn for sure, but President Obama is making President Bush look like a piker! Is there no one with the guts to attempt getting back on course? Now to bits and pieces.
Talk about fun and games. Are you aware that our president, vice president and families have experienced eight vacations during the first three months of 2013? For example, Biden’s trip cost him $500,000 per night.
While Obama was playing golf ($900,000-plus cost for one weekend), his wife went in another direction, as did the kids in another direction. That means mega aircraft, etc., for coverage of three trips at the same time.
When have you gone on a really terrific vacation? And, annual “waste” is billed at $3.6 trillion? Each day $3.2 billion is added to our national debt — but of course vacations are not what is sinking us — it is just the irritation that kids cannot go to the White House but our prez and vice prez and families can spend millions on vacations in three months and walk away from the plane smiling at us subjects. It is hard to conceive of the load we are passing to our kids! Yes, we are economically drowning. Something has got to give, folks!
Sticky subject, but! Will the Supreme Court decide to make gay marriage legal in the U.S.? Growing reversal to Christian principles in our nation is frightening. Enough said.
Cyber attacks! Realism is that they are costing our businesses billions of dollars and that huge corporations just cringe and quietly write off their losses.
The world is becoming advanced beyond normal recognition. Pretty frightening and for many, hard to swallow.
Scary serious or serious stupid? Reportedly the U.S. dropped some inert bombs on the North Koreans. Give them an idea of our strength? Seems North Korea has now mapped a course of action where they will drop bombs on the U.S. and, whoa!, one is scheduled for Austin.
Washington and NYC, yes — but Austin? Perhaps these are deterrent war games, but it is not at all funny!
Would not seem to this inexperienced eye that playing with North Korea in any fashion would be smart. North Korea has got what it takes to make mighty holes in our earth! Pray to God it quiets down.
Next, reportedly our administration is talking severe cutbacks in our defense. If they reduce our military capabilities as is talked, our strength would be reduced to that prior to World War II. If one wants to take the U.S. down … that’s a great and terrifying start!
Oh, there is much, much more in the bits and pieces category, but out of room.
So! Prayers for our country and keep the faith because that is always where it is!
In God we trust,
Billie R. Stone
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Health services kudos
I am writing this letter of appreciation because two weeks ago I had my second knee replacement surgery within six months.
Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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