The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

November 18, 2012

Letters to the Editor 11/18/12

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 400 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Send letters by noon on Thursdays to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to

Thanks for assistance

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the members of Mims-Russell AMVETS Post 21, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kmart and Tractor Supply Company for the privilege of conducting our White Clover drive fundraiser Saturday at their establishments.

We also thank the generosity of the Athens community for their donations to our mission of helping our local and Alabama veterans statewide.

As you are most likely aware, the only means of generating revenue for veterans’ organizations is through fundraising. Without the kind generosity of our community we would be unable to conduct our services and continue our mission of helping our veterans.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Athens Police Department and the Limestone County Rescue Squad for their assistance in providing traffic control on Nov. 7, while we mounted the flags and again on Nov. 14 during the removal of the flags on Highway 31.


Lyle M. Sadler

1st Vice Commander

Department of Alabama AMVETS

Why was Obama re-elected?

Dear Editor:

Tuesday night (Nov. 6), after the man that has been in the White House for the last four years and has done the worse job possible won the election, I went to bed with a heavy heart wondering why people voted for him.

Was it because his record was so bad that he had to run down an honorable man who is smart and knows what to do to get the economy going again? What it because he believes so strongly about abortion? I will have to answer for a lot when I stand before God but I won’t have the blood of babies on me.

Was it because he told the Russians he would be more flexible after the election? What did he mean by that?

Was it because he passed Obamacare without one Republican vote? We have the best health care in the world and it does need some fixing but not what he wants. Us older citizens had better look out. His board who aren’t even doctors will make decisions about our health care. Why does he need so many IRS agents to get it done?

Was it because he wants to redistribute the wealth of the people that work and give it to the ones that are too lazy to work? That’s called socialism. Was it because he has run up a debt that will take generations to pay off? He wants to raise taxes not to pay on the debt but for new spending projects for people that donated money to his campaign.

Was it because he doesn’t want any oil drilling or coal mining that would create so many jobs?

Is it because he made such bad grades while using cocaine as he said in his book or was he possibly a foreign exchange student?

I am a white Christian woman without a racial bone in my body. I just can’t understand why anyone would vote for him.

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