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Recently I read something somewhere (but I haven’t found it again yet) from someone who was complaining that “The Coosa County News” seemed to only report things that involve Rockford. Whoever it was should volunteer to report from the community where they live. We have contributors from Richville, Equality and Union Square every week. It would be wonderful to have someone in Weogufka, Stewartville, Goodwater, and Hanover send in even a small amount of information about the happenings in their areas. I hear too many people complain that they only hear about an event AFTER it happens, and there are two solutions to that.
First, anyone having an event should broadcast it to the rest of the county using all means available – social media, email, word of mouth, AND in “The Coosa County News.” Second, if that would happen, everyone should subscribe to “The Coosa County News.” When someone tells me they missed something that I KNEW had been mentioned in the newspaper – either an article, an advertisement, or in the community news section – I ask if they read the newspaper. 99.9% tell me no, and the other 1/10% say they haven’t read the newspaper yet! My suggestion is – pay attention and/or contribute.
In reading the newspaper you will see the name of the person who has contributed the information on the Community page and the Opinion page. If the article shows “Special to the News” someone has usually written it and sent it to Christa OR she has received it from another news source.
Letters to the editor, in my opinion, should have the name of the party writing it. Others have said many people are afraid to have their name in the paper. If you are so concerned about something you should be willing to identify yourself and join the discussion of the issue. I always joke when my column hits on something very controversial or possibly offensive to someone that there may be a cross burned in my yard! And I reassure my friends that I am not suicidal! IT’S A JOKE, but I know I do rub some people the wrong way – but I’m willing to discuss anything with anybody.
One piece of good news came about last week – we finally have a speaker of the house in Washington! I think the selection of Mike Johnson from Louisiana is a magnificent choice – he is a Constitutionalist, a Christian, level headed, and very open to discussions and cooperation. I think he will be able to reach across the aisle with the more moderate Democrats who are also interested in finding common ground.
I am also glad to see some Democrats speaking out against the far-left group in their party. I’m hoping to start seeing that same thing in the way they vote on legislation. The very sad part is we are seeing so many people protesting Israel marching in the streets and on our college campuses.
I agree with freedom of speech, but those same people shut down the ability of any conservative group to speak on the campuses. And these “protesters” are calling for the death of Jews. If this was a conservative group protesting illegal aliens or the slaughter of Americans by criminals, they would be shut down in a New York minute! Unfortunately, it is only a matter of time that a Jewish student will be attacked or killed on a college campus – what will happen then?
We have a Democratic legislator flying a Palestinian flag outside their office. We have Democratic legislators funding Hamas and Hezbollah who are determined to kill all Jewish people and destroy the country of Israel. I’m sorry, but these are not the type of people who should be representing our country. But, they have been elected by the citizens of their areas who are refugees and immigrants from the foreign countries the legislators and/or their families come from. They do not appreciate or respect the customs and laws of our country. This should never have come to pass.
As a Constitutional Conservative aligned with the Republican Party, I agree with many things that Rodger Williamson, a Libertarian, says in his column. He does an outstanding job of researching his topics, the history of the issue, and the basis of his opinion. I respect his opinions even if I don’t agree with all of them. I hope he feels the same about my opinions.
I wish everyone could have the ability to agree to disagree when they can’t find common ground. If all parties would just sit down and work on the things they agree on it would make a tremendous difference in our country. If they could agree on some, they could learn to compromise on others.
As I am writing this, the governor of New York has just announced they will be taking action against the anti-Semitic protests on their streets. I wish she would come out as strongly about the invasion of illegal immigrants her state and the rest of our country is seeing. If you identify as an American, you are seeing more and more assaults on our rights and freedom that our government is not standing up to.
Please pray for Israel, Christians, Jews, and innocent Palestinians. But, mostly, please pray for America.