Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Special day of honor

To our people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces, we so honor your military devotion and giving your lives when there were other choices. This event, formerly known as Decoration Day originating after the American Civil War, is what so many Union and Confederate soldiers gave their lives for. Now, like thousands killed in the years of the blue and gray, let all of us unite as one on this Memorial Day in honoring the lives lost in our military. For when the day is done and the sun is gone from the lakes, hills and the sky, Old Glory still waves over land and sea, reminding us the cost of freedom as she flies high.

In conflicts we must fight when our cause is just, never forgetting our motto “In God we Trust.” Then our Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

-- Faye W. Tanner

Macon

Class of 2015

The heart-warming stories of the Class of 2015 in May 22 issue of The Telegraph meant a lot to me (at the age of 73). Every one of us, young and old, need a word of inspiration from those who have demonstrated those classical virtues of prudence, justice, courage and temperance. It is gratifying to see youthful compassion and charity on the front page of our newspaper. Thank you.

-- Richard A. Ulrich M.D.

Bonaire

Do something

It seems to me that the television has turned into nothing more than talking heads and commercials. We pay to have TV so companies can advertise. I know there is more to it than that, but seriously, we were watching a show a couple of weeks ago and in the last half hour there were 43 commercials.

Now the talking heads are giving so much free publicity to Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, et al, that we have a hard time finding out what the weather is for the next day. One candidate already seems to be anointed, and the other side has about 20 running for office, and none of them has a plan or a program.

It seems nobody cares. So many people get their news from stand-up comedians. Why are we so inert? Most of us are lazy, and some are ignorant of the government. We hear a great deal of profound nonsense and accept it or ignore it. So many voters are not educated enough so they rely on emotions. That is not enough. They figure things will be all right. The politicians are addicted to the spotlight.

Oh yes, you can make a difference. Keep abreast of the actions or inactions of your elected officials. Believe me, letters to the editor and calls to City Hall can make a difference. I’ve seen it. Do something before it is too late and we are living in a totalitarian country.

-- Jim Huber

Centerville

Road courtesy extinct

Thank you Jerry Miller for writing in Viewpoints on Thursday. I want to add, good luck finding someone to allow you access the left exit while you are obeying the outside lane law. Unfortunately, road courtesy no longer exists, and this law does nothing to encourage it.

-- Jocelyn Caraway

Cochran

Backward

Got a taste of reverse diagonal parking in downtown Macon today. Just goes to show just how backward a city government can be.

-- Sterling Fallin

Warner Robins

Best deal?

Centerville is going to pay $95,000 to get the old police station torn down? And that’s the best bid they could receive? Give us a break. What’s next? A memorial to the mayor and other spendthrift councilmen. Maybe a fountain?

-- Michael Collins

Centerville

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