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Letters to the Editor

March 2, 2014

Letters to the Editor 3/2/14

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and include name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing.  Writers are limited to one published letter every 30 days. Send letters to P.O. Box 670, Athens AL 35613 or email to bud@athensnews-courier.com.

Charen column ‘replete with lies’

Dear Editor:

Mona Charen’s Feb. 21 column was replete with obloquy and lies. Mumia Abu-Jamal was called the poster boy for the left. He is a man. Yes, he has dreadlocks and a Swahili-Arabic name. Anyone with a funny name in snow a foreign terrorist. To invoke George Soros is to assert that if a Jew works for a living, he’s a Bolshevik. If he succeeds in business, he secretly rules the world.

Abu-Jamal released a statement May 3, 2001 asserting his innocence, which is backed by evidence. His jail guard denied that Mumia confessed the night of the shooting while his lungs were full of blood. On June 8, 1999 Arnold Beverly confessed to murdering the policeman. Mumia’s pistol, a .38, was never fired that night. The policeman was killed with a .44.

I have met a member of MOVE. They are no more dangerous that Greenpeace. They have twice been victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Anti-Mumia lies are not new. But now the Republican Utopia is a future where any American not of pure Anglo-Saxon blood pays taxes to a government that is his enemy.

Sincerely,

Ryan Amptmeyer

Elkmont

Tax plans not good for middle class

Dear Editor:

Sen. Dial’s tax swap and Rep. Knight’s tax policy — neither one is good.

The rich get richer, the poor, get poorer but it’s always the middle class workers that carry the load for everything

Knight’s tax policy would only hurt the middle class. The middle class is the hard-working people who really keep the country going.

Leave the tax policies alone and let everyone pay taxes alike.

Every citizen should be held accountable for their share of taxes.

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