The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2013

Letters to the Editor 2/17/13



Bruce Wilson



More than one way to tax

Dear Editor:

Over 200 years ago our founders fought tyranny, uniquely giving us a democratic republic. It changed the world. Americans held liberty steadfast for over a century until Feb. 3, 1913, when the 16th Amendment began trading away our God-given liberties wrested, by our founders, from tyrants. 

Since, we’ve bartered liberty for perceived physical/financial “security,” lessening and weakening personal liberty.  The 16th Amendment (income tax) set the stage to diminish freedom, ceding power to tax, thus track income. The IRS was set up to monitor citizen’s income, enabling the political class (the U.S. Senate and House) to know and control every aspect of our private lives. 

To comply we self-report all income related life aspects. The IRS/code enables monitoring and manipulation, hence control of each of us. The Supreme Court decision on the 2010 Affordable Care Act upheld citing “power to tax,” adding control of medical life under tax policy. FairTax is ready-made to replace income tax and is the game changer. Look up FairTax, learn and join the fight to reverse government control of our lives.  FairTax replaces income tax and abolishes the IRS.


Ward Atcher



LCCI ‘not affiliated’ with TNT

Dear Editor:

This is to Friends of Limestone County Churches Involved Inc. (LCCI).

Recently, TNT Thrift Store has moved locations from North Jefferson Street to Highway 31. They began to display signage that prominently shows the letters LCCI.

Please note that we (Limestone County Churches Involved Inc.) are not affiliated with nor do we receive donations from TNT Thrift Store. We do not understand their usage of “LCCI” in this instance.

We do want the entire Limestone County Churches Involved Inc. support community to know how very much we appreciate their donations and advocacy. We provided over 4,000 sets of food to area families in 2012, along with over $70,000 in general assistance.  This would not have been possible without your gifts to LCCI.  You are a true example of Christ’s love at work in our community.  Thank you on behalf of all the volunteers at LCCI and especially those families we have assisted.

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