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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

How is it possible to have a President who says his priority is our country’s national security,  then he turns around and holds a "real" National Security Crisis Briefing on Korea, at a restaurant dinner table. In full view of everyone in the room.

I'm sure another room could have been made available for dealing with this situation in private.  Away from those people that did not  have national security clearance. Or perhaps Trump’s office could have been used since this happened at  Mar a-Lago, the club he owns.

Trump is a lunatic exhibitionist and a national security nightmare.

For a $200,000 yearly membership fee, members can be  privy to our President handling high level government security issues in pubic.

And if a member really gets lucky, they may someday get the chance to witness this moron launch a nuclear attack on a foreign power as he's eating dinner. 

Thank you, 

Sheri Frech

 

Dear Editor:

Come now, let us reason together...

The Bible exhorts us to be reasonable people, and though this verse (Isaiah 1:18), refers to sin and salvation, it seems that being reasonable is a good thing to do in all of our ways.

There exists a very well organized effort which has been going on for years in Pickens County to give seniors a property tax exemption. Even if there were enough signatures on a petition to put the idea on a ballot, which I did sign, that small percentage of voters who would even show up to vote would overwhelmingly defeat it. Because there would be a fear of non-senior property owners getting a sizeable increase as a result. In other words, qualified seniors would almost certainly vote Yes; and everybody else would probably vote against it, and the proposition would be soundly defeated.

Why does the senior exemption idea have to be all or nothing? Since approximately 20% of the population in Pickens County are senior citizens (65 or older), and even though a larger percentage of registered voters are also property owners, a total exemption for seniors would probably reduce the amount of tax collected for the schools. This would cause an overwhelming burden on the budget for both schools and non-senior property owners.

While in theory I would rather see a sizeable, across the board millage rate reduction for the school portion for all property owners, I realize that this simply is not going to happen. 

Here’s my plan, henceforth referred to as the Real Resolution.

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