To the editor:
I propose that we stop throwing out all the hard-earned wisdom that comes from past experiences. History is not a stupid subject. What happened in the past was either a wonderful thing or a bad thing. If we weren’t so lazy we would look at past bad things and see that dishonest and bad-intentioned people look at what has worked for them in the past and they try it over and over again. As long as a scam works, they keep right on using it.
We have a whole lot of people in government offices who have figured out how to line their pockets at our expense, and by golly we keep right on electing them to do nothing for us and everything for themselves. I propose we petition for a law that says, in plain words, that an elected, appointed or hired person in a position paid by tax dollars may not in any way profit from that position other than the salary paid for that position — if they do, they go to jail.
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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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