Nov. 25, 2010: Our readers write

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On Col. Don Williams
On behalf of the board of directors of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation, I would like to take the opportunity to echo the remarks of Ret. Maj. Gen. Terry Tucker in the Nov. 21 edition of The News-Enterprise regarding Ret. Col. Don Williams. In addition to his outstanding service to our community through his involvement with the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Don has been a great supporter of economic development projects in the Elizabethtown/Hardin County area. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the foundation since 1991. Don has given tirelessly of himself to this organization for nothing more in return than the satisfaction of seeing the place he calls home thrive.
His visionary ability has helped to lead this community to the position it holds today.  We are a diversified community supporting many types of industry and it is because of the dedication of leaders like Don Williams that our area continues to grow and prosper.
Richard A. Games
President, Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation

TSA issue desensitizes Americans
Your freedom is leaving as the airplanes leave the airports. The Israelis interview prospective fliers and prevent suspects from flying and they have had no planes blown up. We could use sniffing dogs to find bomb items. Also, the radical Muslims can figure ways to thwart our present efforts. So, it is in no way about security, but about getting Americans used to illegals searches and to doing what Obama wants done. It is also about getting back at Republicans who voted against him. Who flies? Mostly white, middle and upper class Americans. Republicans.
I warned in October 2008 that he intends to be dictator if possible. What doesn’t he control already? And consider this, he grew up in Indonesia reciting Muslim prayers and hearing the daily call to Muslim prayer. He registered for college as a foreign student. He bowed to a Muslim king; no Christian would, but a Muslim would. He covered a picture of Jesus, no Christian would, but a Muslim would. He treats Muslim war criminals tenderly and patriots roughly. Go figure.
I had planned a trip to Arizona in February, but will not submit to harassment and loss of  freedom if it does not change.
J. B. Armstrong

GOP’s Obama-opposition
creates security risks
The Republican Party is the party of national insecurity. For purely political reasons, Republicans in Congress are holding our country hostage by doing everything in their power to prevent President Obama from getting a New Start arms control treaty with Russia, and that is criminal. They are willing to put our people and the world at risk for the sake of trying to make Barack Obama a one-term president, and that is shameful.
Republicans like to play the deficit card when Democrats are in control of the executive and legislative branches of government, but Republicans are willing to spend unlimited amounts of money for unneeded new weapons and weapons systems. President Obama and Democrats must fight to get the New Start treaty ratified during the current lame duck session in Congress. Surely, there will be a few Republicans who will have the courage and good sense to join Democrats in doing what’s right for national security.
Paul L. Whiteley Sr.