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Letters to the Editor

March 24, 2013

Letters to the Editor 3/24/13



Liberals wrong on guns

Dear Editor:

Let me be sure I have this right. Liberals want young women, armed with automatic weapons, on the frontline of a shooting war, but don’t think they can be trusted to carry a handgun on a college campus. The reason? Quoting a congressman from Colorado, “They might think they are going to be raped, but maybe they won’t be. Besides, that is what whistles are for.” A whistle is going to stop a rapist?

Jill Biden is more educated and smarter than the vice president, but he feels the need to instruct her (and other women) on how to protect themselves with only two shells in a shotgun. (By the way, his plan of shooting into the air is a felony in Delaware). Why aren’t the feminists outraged over this condescending and sexist talk by the left? Women and minorities need to wake up to the fact that liberals don’t think they are able to take care of themselves.

Sincerely,

Bruce Wilson

Athens 

A successful hunt

Dear Editor:

On Saturday, March 16, Spirit of Athens hosted their annual Easter egg hunt around Limestone County Courthouse. Hundreds of children, parents, and grandparents came downtown to be part of the festivities.

First Baptist Church partnered with Spirit Of Athens this year and exhibited a tireless and brilliant spirit of friendship and work on the project. Their volunteers prepared numerous activities and provided colorful Easter baskets filled with toys and art supplies that were won during the morning. Over 2,000 eggs were stuffed by the First Baptist youth with candy provided by Spirit Of Athens. Shane Black served as a dynamic emcee and tremendous gratitude is extended to the Easter Bunny for making an appearance and posing for hundreds of pictures with children throughout the morning.

 Much thanks is extended to Spirit of Athens Promotion Committee and Trisha Black; David Carter and his many magnificent First Baptist Church volunteers; Shane Black and Hand Arendall; Reliance Bank; Victoria Black and the wonderful TRAIL youth volunteers.

Congratulations to the participants who found the gold and silver eggs. They each won a huge chocolate bunny. These winners were Arianna Ladner, 6, Mary Ellis Powers, 5, Nevaeh Royster, 7, and Matthew Donahue, 4.

It was delightful to be part of such a happy event in downtown Athens.

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