The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

September 9, 2012

Letters to the Editor 9/9/12

Editorial had no relevancy, merit

Dear Editor:

The article entitled “Unsupported Allegations Are Divisive to City,” published on Aug. 19 by you our editorial board has no relevancy or merit to the issues we are working hard to address with our city at this time; therefore your opinions do not deserve nor warrant a response.

We simply make the follow statement:

The Limestone County NAACP is a unit of the oldest and largest civil rights organization in this country. Our Mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of the rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination where ever it is detected.

The NAACP has been in the front of every major civil rights legislation that has ever been passed in this country. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP will continue to fight for social justice for all in spite of editorial board opinions and in spite of the demand by some that we apologize.

The NAACP movement lies in the faces of ordinary women and men from every walk of life, united to awaken the consciousness of people.

It was the talent and tenacity of NAACP members all over this country that saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society. The Limestone County NAACP will remain vigilant in its mission until the promise of America is reality for all citizens of Athens and Limestone County.

We pledge our allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Limestone County NAACP


Who’s in charge?

Dear Editor:

How can George Bush be allowed to violate the Constitution by serving a third term as president? It is just not right. Obama was elected fair and square four years ago and Bush won’t leave office. If Obama had been allowed to become president almost four years ago, we would probably have an unemployment rate of less than 5 percent, a balanced budget and the debt cut in half. It is high time for Bush to go back to Texas and let Obama have a chance.

What? Are you sure? Oh.

Sorry folks. Guess I got that all wrong. It seems Bush did go back to Texas four years ago and Obama has been in charge. You can understand my confusion. Obama blames Bush every day for everything, even after four years. Explain to me again why we elected Obama president.

I liked what Clint Eastwood said at the convention. “If you can’t do the job, we have to let you go.” As Donald Trump would say, “Mr. Obama, you’re fired!”

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