published Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Full support for cartoonist Bennett and other letters to the editors

Full support for cartoonist Bennett

I have just read the latest in a long line of Republican missives in which the author is frothing at the mouth in fury over the liberal and "tasteless" cartoons of Clay Bennett. Could it be that the cartoons are really all that bad? Or could it be that Chattanooga Republicans simply cannot stand to have anybody laughing at their foolishness? Put me down as a supporter of Mr. Bennett.

PAUL CAMP


Disturbing actions from the president

America is under assault, and this is not coming from enemies abroad, it is coming from within. Sadly, it is our own president who is leading the way. Our founding fathers constructed a genius of a constitution. They built in checks and balances with three branches: the legislative, judicial and executive branches. No branch could become too powerful as long as the others were vigilant and watchful. Our president has demonstrated that he is eager to work well outside of his constitutional boundaries. Too often he has brazenly taken actions that he had no authority to take. And most shockingly, there have been few voices raised in passionate protest to these actions. Just a few examples: On many occasions, he has changed provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Congress is the only branch that is allowed to enact such changes. Most recently, he enacted new strict guidelines from the EPA. He did this without any vote of Congress. Again he gets only a whimper of protest. This is how aggressive leaders in other countries were allowed to rise up rapidly and grab and amass full dictatorial powers. I find these and other actions by our president very disturbing.

JERRY JOHNS, Ringgold, Ga.


Vote for Joe Graham

I am writing this letter endorsing Joe Graham as our District 6 county commissioner. Joe has done a remarkable job in a short period of time in restoring representation to a neglected district from his predecessor, John Brooks. Joe has and continues to reach out to his constituents' needs throughout the entire district with enthusiasm and character that mirror his moral character and honest work ethic. Joe's attention to the fiscal accountability of government serves his district well. When it comes to the brass knuckles of politics, Joe will not bow to party but to the taxpayers first and always. I encourage everyone to exercise your right to get out and vote. Please do not stay home.

RON RAY


Against a chapel at Chattanooga State

I am very pleased with the positive effects Chattanooga State has on our community. It has been accomplishing enormous good without the need for a religiously oriented structure on campus, and I fail to see how such would enhance the future. Of course it would be built with private funds, but where would the funds come from to pay for utilities and maintenance at this public institution?

JOHN D. BECK, Ooltewah

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I fully support a chapel at Chattanooga State. It should be paid for and supported by taxpayer money.

It's time that we bring back Zeus into the schools. As Zeus is the only true God, He's long been neglected. Just look at the moral decay in American schools since the courts decided we can no longer pray to Zeus and His savior son, Apollo.

What's next? No more celebrating Apollo's birthday on December 25th? Instead of Merry Apollo Festival it's Happy Festival Days? Fox News has rightly seen that now there's a war on Apollo Festival.

How will football teams show the glory of Zeus if they can't pray before each game?

How will the County Commission rightly legislate without opening each session with a prayerful petition to Zeus to intercede with His divine blessing? Next the heathens will remove the Orders of Zeus plaques from the courthouses. Oh please, Holy Zeus, send down your wrath with earthquakes, floods, and fire to stop the transgressions against you and us, your loving and fearful people.

What's next? Are they going to demand we release our slaves dedicated to Zeus? Demand that we not beat our wives and slaves as Zeus commanded? Who will drive the sun around the sky if we can't call on the sacred name of Apollo?

If we can't worship Zeus because of those atheists or those pagans who worship a false god like Jehovah, what will become of America?

My heart trembles for our future.

Peace in the Holy Name of Zeus.

June 19, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.
moon4kat said...

And, I want a tax-funded temple to the goddess Diana.

June 21, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

I would like a pasta restaurant so I might pay homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Ramen.

June 21, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

+++WE PREACH CHRIST JESUS CRUCIFIED+++

Behold The Holy Scriptures: "for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."

There will be no choice then

Pharaoh mocked Moses and Aaron asking, "Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice..." Well, Pharaoh soon found out who YHWH is! All who mock will also find out, that is for certain. They shall get their answer from He who answers by fire.

Malleus Deum

June 21, 2014 at 10:54 p.m.
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