Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Friday, May 15, 2015

Lowering the deficit

Once again, an Obama-loving liberal touts Obama’s success in reducing the deficit. The writer failed to mention that Obama more than tripled the deficit in his first year in office adding to our already ridiculously high debt. Here is a 2006 quote from then-Sen. Obama, “Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” This proves Obama is fiscally irresponsible and possibly a sociopath.

President Bush ran up a deficit of $458 million in his last year, 2008. Then, in 2009, Obama ran up the deficit to $1.4 trillion, more than triple Bush’s deficit. Technically, the deficit has reduced by two-thirds but only after Obama tripled it and the latest deficit is still higher than when Bush left office. Bush added $4.9 trillion of debt in eight years and Obama added $7.2 trillion in only six. Please stop saying how great Obama is. The country has survived despite Obama and his horrible failed policies.

“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” -- Ronald Reagan

-- Mike Smith

Warner Robins

Loaves and Fishes

On behalf of the entire board of directors and staff of Loaves and Fishes Ministries, I would like to thank all of those who participated in our successful recent benefit raffle. I would also like to thank Mellow Mushroom for hosting Loaves and Fishes Night and sharing the profits with us.

Loaves and Fishes Ministries provides vital services to the homeless and others in need in our community. It is through the support and generous giving of others that we continue to provide these services. If you are interested in supporting or volunteering to help the mission of Loaves and Fishes, please visit our website at loavesandfishesministry.org.

Again, thanks to all who have supported our mission in the past and continue to support our efforts in the community.

-- Mary Alice Webb

Loaves and Fishes board member

Macon

Judging others

I believe it’s important for teachers to consider and abstain from their own biases. Teachers and administrators should examine their own biases regarding what is and is not appropriate classroom behavior. They have a duty to impart strong morals to their students -- not strong opinions, their ways of thinking, or their prejudices.

A teacher’s mission is to teach -- to impart adequate learning and educational services. Their professional mission should be to impart ethical standards and educational success for all students. Teachers should be active in promoting adherence to classroom curricula, classroom learning and instruction. They should maintain a classroom environment in which students feel respected and are respectful of the instructor’s appropriate directions and rules.

I believe educators should not include personal opinions or judgmental comments, especially regarding the commander-in-chief of our great country. To the teacher in Dublin, who made the comment about our president “Not being a Christian and anyone supporting him is not a Christian,” scripture cautions us not to be harsh and judgmental.

Only God can judge. How can we say to our brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in our own eye? Matthew 7:3-5. As so simply and clearly written in Matthew 7, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.”

-- Ecleamus L. Ricks

Dublin

Top loser

I agree with Bill Curry’s list of top offensive ads stated in his April letter, however, I feel he left a big one off of his list. I would like to add it. The “Kill Her” insurance ad should be the top loser. There is enough “killing” every day -- everywhere. It should not be advertised. Is is not funny to me at all.

-- Mimi Harper

Bonaire

Glad he lost

I am glad Allen Peake lost the election for House Majority Leader. In my opinion, he should be in jail for pushing a bill to get children hooked on marijuana.

-- Louis Kitchens

Gray

Hooking children on marijuana is not what Peake’s bill does. It does help children and others who suffer from seizures and other maladies.

-- Editors

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