Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Classified

Hillary Clinton committed crimes against the United States. Proof is her signature on the Standard Form 312 (Rev 7-2013). Excerpts follow:

1. Intending to be legally bound, I hereby accept the obligations contained in this Agreement in consideration of my being granted access to classified information.

3. I have been advised that the unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or negligent handling of classified information by me could cause damage or irreparable injury to the United States or could be used to advantage by a foreign nation. I hereby agree that I will never divulge classified information to anyone ...

4. I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in the termination of any security clearances I hold; removal from any position of special confidence and trust requiring such clearances; or termination of my employment or other relationships with the Departments or Agencies that granted my security clearance or clearances. In addition, I have been advised that any unauthorized disclosure of classified information by me may constitute a violation, or violations, of United States criminal laws ...

Hillary Clinton allowed top secret information to be available to our enemies. Unauthorized disclosure of top secret information could reasonably be expected to cause "exceptionally grave damage to the national security." Reports suggest the information is considered to be above top secret. Punishment includes incarceration for up to 10 years. Do you want a criminal, who should be in prison, running our country? If so, there is something seriously wrong with you.

-- Mike Smith

Warner Robins

Cool Kid!

Chin up, one minion to the rescue! "Over our heads?"...Ms. Editor you hit under our belts. Cool Kid, our scribble scribe, wandering with words; arranging alphabet by birth order (I before E ... et al). Cool Kid, our professor of prose; nuancing nouns, vitalizing verbs, satirizing synonyms, directing dialects to display his desires. Cool Kid, our edict engager with promising phraseology of wicked wordage. Cool Kid gives us tidings of tongues not thought of, translating theories with cognitive conceptions. Over our heads? Headmaster, bring me my umbrella -- I sense a storm!

-- Marijo McClure

Warner Robins

Sport complex considerations

While having a minor league baseball team in Middle Georgia would be of interest to many, the cost of bringing Luther Williams Field up to modern standards or the building of a completely new venue in another location would cost too much money for Macon-Bibb's present tax income. If a new venue is built the question becomes, what to do with Luther Williams Field? Certainly not destroy it and its history.

Other county priorities should be addressed before building a sports field.

1. The City Auditorium needs roof, interior repairs and modernization.

2. The city's storm drains need replacing with modern and long lasting materials.

3. Streets need resurfacing. Some need widening like the Log Cabin project, but not to the extent of Forest Hill Road.

4. Even so, the Forest Hill Road project needs to be completed to the Vineville-Forsyth Road intersection. Not doing so would make a poor decision only worse.

5. Additional recreation facilities, primarily for youth sports should be completed, staffed and well maintained.

6. Public service personnel need increased pay, health and retirement benefits.

7. Public education can always benefit with more funding.

8. Public transportation routes and schedules might be improved to serve better the general public, not just those without personal transportation.

Once these items, and possibly others, are completed, we might be able to fund a new minor league sports venue. In any case, before deciding on a stadium Macon-Bibb should receive a commitment from a professional major league club to help select an appropriate location and to pay their fair share of the cost of building and maintaining a first rate complex. No assistance in making the selection means that there is no real interest in locating here. That commitment would enable baseball fans a quality venue and the citizens a continuing presence of the included team.

Maybe other professional sports clubs could join the project in design, cost and use of the facility (soccer, field hockey, rugby, lacrosse, etc.). Then the Middle Georgia area would be recognized as a quality sports center. Never happen? So be it, but Macon-Bibb must not assume the total cost of building and maintaining any minor league sports park. Over the years too many have failed. Why?

-- Al Diboll

Macon

Admiration

I have always admired Nancy Reagan as a first lady because of her role as an advocate in publicizing Alzheimer's research and its treatments after it became known that her husband had Alzheimer's.

Also because of Nancy Reagan's role in convincing her husband to support passage of the Brady Law that has prevented over two million citizens who shouldn't own guns from being able to buy firearms because of the new mandatory background checks.

-- Frank W. Gadbois

Warner Robins

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