published Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Letters to the Editor

President ignored job suggestions

Two congressional committees were charged with making suggestions for programs to put people back to work. Several suggestions were presented after months of studying and ultimately making the recommendations. How many were put into action? None. Obama completely ignored the recommendations. He has no clue!

I have a Medicare co-pay of $96. Hidden in ObamaCare is an increase in 2013 to $120 and in 2014 increasing to $247 monthly. Many seniors are not going to be able to buy their medications or food -- or gas for their cars.

Obama says in his stump speeches that we use 20 percent of the oil produced in the world and only have 2 percent of the world's reserves. Balderdash! We have tremendous resources, and you know it if you pay any attention at all. You know what we call someone who doesn't tell the truth!

Lavish spending has been the rule for Obama.

JIM SIMS

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Obama missing common sense

Obama is brilliant in his quest to change the U.S. to a socialist state.

Go to any length to promise the people you will provide all the things they need or want. Promise utopia. Create envy of the rich, not just those who inherit but even those who work 16 hours a day to gain their prosperity.

Thereby he can gain votes and get his laws passed, which do what he really wants, put more power in government hands.

Have full control of health care and you have flat full control over our lives.

Throughout history, socialism has never worked. Why? Because it's impossible to deliver all the things they promise.

It's all about control of the people by those who consider themselves to be the intellectually superior.

The problem is: common sense is missing.

The U.S. form of government works brilliantly as long as we are diligent to see that our representatives, judges, and the president remain true to the Constitution as amended.

Please speak out; don't let them get by with making their own laws without following proper procedure.

CLINTON GRANT, Rossville, Ga.

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We have evolution and creationism

I see so many letters lately regarding evolution and creationism. Can people not realize we have both?

Look at animal and plant life. Both evolve from a seed, which is planted.

How can you live from day to day and not know there is an Almighty Force (God) at work giving us life on this Earth.

Where else in the universe is our form of human life? We are offspring of God's creation.

Where else can the beauty of sunrise and sunset, stars at night, the beautiful seasons we have, plus the tender mercies we endure and are so grateful for except by the Hands of God.

What a plan He had!

Our Lord and Savior made a great plan for evolution to happen. If you don't think so, just check out your foundation, for new hickory nut trees where the squirrels planted their nuts, or the next butterfly so beautiful, from the worm evolved!

I'm so grateful I grew up in school where we had devotions on a weekly basis, prayer daily and learned about evolution of plants, animals, etc. I graduated in 1949.

CHARLOTTE TURNER

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Many 'highs' plague Obama

I am always amused by letters such as the one published April 15, "You're insane ..." It should have been published on April Fools' Day. What would really be foolish is to vote for a man with so many highs:

Higher debt, higher unemployment, higher government jobs, higher gas prices, higher food prices, higher taxes, higher foreclosures, higher small business closures, higher green job failure, higher food stamp participation, higher welfare recipients, higher failure in foreign policies, higher disunion between races, higher gap between rich and poor, higher bank failures, higher union placation, higher move toward socialism, higher environmentalist appeasement.

We could name a lot of lows as well, but are limited in space.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. How could anyone with a lick of sense vote for Obama? And the Democrats, especially the far-left liberals, are standing behind their man!

DON STEWART, Signal Mountain

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Biblical accounts are a pleasure

At every Christian holiday, I look forward to reading the half-page biblical accounts the Free Press gives for several days in observance of these holidays.

Even though I read these throughout the year from the Bible, there is just something special about seeing that large amount of space devoted to it on a public newspaper page.

I am also impressed by Memorial Hospital's and Hobby Lobby's (a full page) advertisements devoted to the Easter story in the Easter Sunday edition.

Your daily Bible verse in the paper provides a moment to pause and reflect on the Scripture.

I also find Mr. Clint Cooper's articles about various aspects of religion to be both informative and inspiring.

In addition to your coverage of the Christian holidays, I appreciate the half-page coverages given to the patriotic holidays. The articles give an opportunity to review historical facts and to reflect on and appreciate the persons and the processes that have made our country a great nation with the freedoms we cherish.

It is my sincere hope and prayer that the Free Press will always continue to devote this space to our Christian and patriotic holidays.

EVA LAYMAN, Spring City, Tenn.

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City offers great entertainment

Chattanooga is a wonderful city for all types of entertainment.

On Saturday, I enjoyed the day at the 4 Bridges and Faux Bridges festivals.

Then that evening, I was treated to a fantastic offering at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, "Mr. and Mrs. M," an original production which spins from Shakespeare's Macbeth. The production is "The Spectacle" done at its best.

The evening begins in the lobby with a tale of a theater in Chattanooga that met an eerie end. The stage is set to be that theater and the action takes place on what appears to be tumbled, broken scenery. The lighting seems to come from old flickering floodlights. The music is a blend of old and new. The words are mostly Shakespeare's but magically mixed.

This production has something for everyone.

Scott Dunlap, whose production this is, has thought and brought everything to the audience for a exciting evening. Don't miss this production! It runs through April 29, on Thursday through Sunday.

WANDA A. LEE, Soddy-Daisy

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Once again, blame it on W

This past weekend's Secret Service "under covers" debacle in Cartagena is all W's fault. When he created the Department of Homeland Security following 9/11, he shifted the Secret Service from being an agency of the Department of Treasury to that of Homeland Security.

If he had left well enough alone, the honcho in charge of these rogue guardians of the bedroom security of our homes would not be Janet Napolitano. Instead the resolution of this issue would be in the hands of Tim Geithner, a man whose morals cannot be questioned.

DAVID CAMPBELL,Blue Ridge, Ga.

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moon4kat said...

Mr. Sims speaks in vague generalities. Please tell us what -- specifically -- were the job recommendations that you say President Obama ignored? And, please explain how he could have implemented them without Congressional approval.

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 a.m.
kkemerait said...

Charlotte Turner,

Maybe you didn't get quite so much science as you may think. A seed becoming a plant is NOT evolution and it is quite easy not to entertain belief in the supernatural.

It may be comforting to believe in life after death or that you are part of some grand plan...but don't confuse it with science. Creationism is NOT science in any form and evolution is a fact which no Bible study can make disappear.

Welcome to the 21st century.

April 19, 2012 at 12:28 p.m.
riverman said...

Mr Moon4kat, just to refresh your memory from January of 2009 to January of 2011 the Democrats controlled the WH, the House and the Senate with a 61 vote filibuster proof majority. This economy is their baby alone.

April 19, 2012 at 5:10 p.m.

Riverman, that presumes two things, that all Democrats vote in lockstep and that they could have magically fixed the economy. Neither is true.

April 19, 2012 at 9:08 p.m.
Ozzy87 said...

Riverman, let's at least get our history straight. Until Al Franken was sworn in on July 7, 2009 the Democratic caucus in the Senate stood at 59. After that it was technically up to 60, but Ted Kennedy hadn't cast a vote in months and was housebound due to illness. He died a few weeks later and was replaced by Paul Kirk on September 24, 2009, finally bringing the Democratic majority up to 60 in practice as well as theory. After that the Senate was in session for 11 weeks before taking its winter recess, followed by three weeks until Scott Brown won Kennedy's seat in the Massachusetts special election. So that means Democrats had an effective filibuster-proof majority for about 14 weeks.This was originally posted word for word in Mother Jones for the conservatives wearing revisionist history glasses.

April 20, 2012 at 6:09 p.m.
kkemerait said...

No Jahchild, it is NOT a major flaw in anything, because you are not correctly stating the second law of thermodynamics.

It is only the overall entropy of a complete or closed system that must increase when spontaneous change occurs, there is absolutely no problem with things increasing in complexity on earth since we have more than an ample supply of energy available to draw from, i.e. the sun!

There is nothing beautiful about ignorance.

April 21, 2012 at 9:49 a.m.
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