Dear Editor: This is craziness! With all of the flooding, how could anyone in their right mind grant these permits OR allow this development to occur? Thank you Turner for putting this on hold. Watching Eleanor Tinsley Park be under water on July 4th for the first time in 31 years should be a sign that we have a major problem that must be fixed before we allow additional development. Fix the flooding now! Emilie Cooksey Political reactions fit better on national pages Dear Editor: In the June 28 edition, two letters to the editor indicated the authors think The Leader is liberal. Except for Lynn Ashby’s column, which I will comment on shortly, I don’t see how anyone can see the news or editor’s comments as liberal or conservative. You keep your readers updated on events, businesses, … [Read more...] about Reader: Timbergrove development halted
Dear Editor: In today’s paper R. Johnson makes a case for supporting President Trump, which is his opinion. The other opinion, from Mr. Stakes, says if you are going to put political opinions in the paper he refuses to read it. I thought that is what an opinion column was all about? It seems that Eddie is offended by opinions that differ from his own so he decides to “shoot the messenger.” The refusal to listen to another’s opinion is what has lead us to the vitriolic political situation that now exists. You don’t have to agree with a person’s opinion, but shouting them down when they speak is straight out of the anarchists/leftists play book. Jeff Przybyla Dear Editor: I agree with Mr. Stakes to the extent that I like to see local and community news in The Leader, as there is … [Read more...] about Reader: Political reactions fit better on national pages
Dear Editor: I shook my head when I read Alfred Wardell’s comment that President Trump “is dangerous to the country, our values, our allies and democracy itself.” It looks like he was handed the DNC’s talking points to recite. Mr. Wardell forgets that unhinged liberal Democrats are responsible for trying to assassinate Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republicans playing baseball, calling for the kidnapping of Barron Trump by a pedophile, conducting mock beheadings of the President, harassing Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen in public, protesting violently against free speech on campuses and other callous behaviors that are rarely criticized by CNN, NBC, CBS or ABC. The recent mass left-wing hysteria opposing the enforcement of existing immigration laws is particularly … [Read more...] about Reader: Dangerous to All?
Dear Editor: Mr. Ashby is clearly a talented writer, but if I wanted the latest hot take on President Trump there isn’t exactly a shortage of options at my disposal. As a community newspaper The Leader should give us a break and stick to local and state issues. Aaron Dear Editor: Even though many of us are not mind doctors, it is apparent that some type of disconnect exists in Donald Trump. I would assume many Democrats, independents and some Republicans view Trump the same, as being unstable. It is very disturbing to many of us that his base is blind to President Trump’s destructive behavior. Republican leaders in the old days had the courage to compromise in Congress and do what was right for America. During a Watergate hearing concerning Nixon, James Baker asked, “What did he … [Read more...] about Reader: Home of the Brave? Nope
Dear Editor: As President Gerald Ford did for Richard Nixon, President Donald Trump should simply pardon Hillary Clinton. Thus our long national nightmare would be over. J. Reynolds Standardized tests important Dear Editor: Like the quip about democracy, the Children at Risk Guide is the worst, except for all the others. But in this case there is no other. The Leader’s decision not to present the school grade is understandable. People do not like bad news. At least not the same old bad news. The single letter grade for a school is harsh. But so is life. Standardized tests will be very important if you want to become a doctor, lawyer, CPA, police sergeant, or even a school teacher. No teacher seems to like STAAR, but how does the public assess and hold schools accountable? … [Read more...] about Reader: A modest proposal