Today's Opinions

  • Letters 07/08/15

    My perspective on the sheriff

        As a retired DC cop, living at the lake, I would like to comment on some comments I read in your paper last week.
         I am a fairly new resident to the county but my wife’s family has lived here for approximately 20 years. My remarks are in reference to, and support of, another ‘alumni’ of the Metro Police Department, Sheriff Brown.

  • We must avoid following in Greece’s footsteps

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A majority of Americans support scrapping the tax code

    Three out of four Americans say the current federal tax code is unfair. While this number is the result of a recent survey by the nonprofit group Let Freedom Ring, you only have to try wading through the depths of the tax code yourself to come to the same conclusion. The tax code is inherently unfair, inefficient, and mind-numbingly complex at times.


  • What the Confederate flag means to me

    By Steve Everett

        Someone asked me what is so special about the Confederate flag.
        Well, I can tell you, plain and simple. To me it has a lot to do with someone I wish I could have met, my third great grandfather, Elias Newman. He, along with four of his brothers proudly served our country in the Confederate army during the bleak and horrific time in our nation’s history that we call the Civil War.

  • A progressive tide sweeps ashore!

        Recently, it seemed that 100 years of progressive change took place in a single week. Taken together, the events were a great victory for justice, decency, and fairness under American civil law.
        When we honestly try to live up to all those great words in our Constitution, what results is necessary change: an expansion of civil rights, not a continued denial for reasons of bigotry, religion, or even “tradition.”

  • The Declaration of Independence

         When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • Democracy was the loser

        On the last Friday of June I ran into Town Councilman Beckham Stanley at the Bower Center ground breaking. The Supreme Court had just struck down state laws banning same-sex marriage and Mr. Stanley asked me if I planned to write a column telling why the Supreme Court and a majority of the American people are wrong. By a majority of the American people, I assumed he was referring to a recent poll that showed 57 percent of Americans favored same-sex marriage.

  • Letters 07/01/15

    Same sex marriage

        The Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage will be discussed for years to come. That pronouncement will not alter deeply held religious beliefs grounded in a biblical worldview. It determines how authentic biblical Christians perceive life and provides the best explanation for life.