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Bill Ferguson has lived in Middle Georgia since 1983 and currently resides in Houston County. He is a full-time software engineer employed at Robins Air Force Base and part-time freelance writer. He has been writing his editorial column since 1998, first for the Warner Robins Daily Sun and later for The Telegraph.

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    Telegraph losing its ‘Man of the People’

    “Thanks for the memories: Ed Gris­amore leaving The Telegraph,” it read. I blinked a few times and read it again. I couldn’t believe it was true. Ed seems far too young to retire, and he seems to enjoy his job too much to just up and quit. It is especially jarring because...

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    FERGUSON: Love it, or maybe consider leaving it

    It sure doesn’t seem as if the Republican takeover of Congress has done much to lift the spirits of political conservatives in this country. Barack Obama is still running amok with his liberal policies and schemes, and our imminent destruction as a civilization is still being prophesied by...

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    FERGUSON: Holy wars breaking out all over

    In the two weeks since my last column appeared it seems as if full-scale religious conflict has broken out both locally and nationwide. There are grave issues here that are begging for me to weigh in with my perspective, so let’s get right to it.

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    Ferguson: The threat that lies within

    I suppose it’s one of the rites of passage of growing older that you become more and more certain the world is going to hell in a handbasket. It seems like every day I am more convinced that our country is experiencing an unmistakable decline in collective intelligence and moral fiber and...

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    FERGUSON: Obamacare and the “mark of the beast”

    Writing this column makes me something of a public figure. My email address appears in my byline every week, so anyone who wants to fire off their thoughts and opinions to me on any subject can easily do so.

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    FERGUSON: Does our president love America?

    We’re still nearly two years from having a new president in the White House (barring a very unlikely impeachment or some other act of God) but campaigning for the 2016 election is, of course, already well under way. And it seems that some of the candidates are already getting desperate to...

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    FERGUSON: RFRA creates truck-size loophole

    The smell of politics is in the air. Readers of The Telegraph were recently treated to a spirited debate about a bill winding its way through the state Legislature this year called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA.)

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    FERGUSON: Profiling should not be tolerated

    This is the conclusion of a two-part series in which I argue both sides of a controversial issue that was chosen by a vote by my readers from a list of possible topics. The subject of this debate with myself is profiling by law enforcement agencies and whether or not it is ever an acceptable practice...

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    FERGUSON: Profiling is not the problem

    In my last column, I offered readers a choice of five possible controversial topics that they could vote on and I promised to write opposing columns arguing both sides of the winning topic. Readers chose profiling by law enforcement agencies as the preferred subject matter for this edition of &#...

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    FERGUSON: Opening 2015 with a reader’s choice debate with myself

    Earlier last year, I did a little experiment where I let you readers pick a controversial topic for me to write about and then I did two columns presenting the opposing views on the subject you chose. You picked Obamacare as the topic on which I had this debate with myself, and judging by the nasty...

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