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Letters

  • July 17, 2012: Our readers write

    With Obamacare in place, what’s next?

    The Supreme Court has ruled the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and it’s now officially the law of the land. Oddly, their ruling was not based on the Commerce Clause, which everyone believed to be the crux of the argument against the individual mandate. If they had held to that, they no doubt would have had to throw the law out. No, the court decided this law was really a tax, which Congress has authority to impose, and as such, the law is allowed under the Constitution.

  • July 13, 2012: Our readers write

    Insertion of opinion

    Rick Vanhoose of WLKY-TV said July 11 the Republican  Party defied the Supreme Court when it attempted to repeal Obamacare.  

    Is that a simple mistake or is that his political views replacing the truth?

    The Congress is duty bound to pass legislation that they believe to be in the best interest of the American public.

    If that was a mistake, then he should make a retraction and then issue an apology to the Supreme Court and the Republican Party.

    Joe Medley
    Elizabethtown

  • July 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Dialog on health care needs to change

    Those of us who are teachers, government employees, military or enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, already have government supported health insurance. We are assured of coverage, and that coverage can’t be dropped for health-related or pre-existing conditions. It is difficult for us truly to appreciate the safety net provided by the Affordable Care Act.

    The Affordable Care Act:

  • July 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Wisdom today influences tomorrow

  • July 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Wisdom today influences tomorrow

    A tatoo, piercing, choice of clothes or the color of dye in our hair may make the difference in our career potential. If either are the genuine expression of something you believe in, fine. Potential employers either may or may not like it for whatever reason. It’s up to us to decide whether certain expressions of our individuality are worth the possibility of job application rejection and be adult enough to deal with whatever comes. “Occupiers” need to understand that.

  • July 10, 2012: Our readers write

    The price paid for freedom

    I have noted with much interest that other than the construction process of the veterans memorial on Ring Road East, there was no or little mention of Independence Day, July 4, the day we celebrate the 236th anniversary of the founding of this free nation.

    The privilege of freedom and security is never free, and patriotism is not a sin.

  • July 3, 2012: Our readers write

    Fourth of July suggestion

    I believe this is a special occasion. I should take the time to write to my senators and representative to express my views on current topics.

    It doesn’t matter how brief the communication, but it is most important that I make the effort. They need to know that I am involved.

    Jim Hatcher

    Elizabethtown

     

    Americans shouldn’t have to buy health care insurance

  • July 1, 2012: Our readers write

    Veterans Tribute the work of many hands

  • June 28, 2012: Our readers write

     Conservative Dems need direction

  • June 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Let’s look out for each other

    I write this with a broken heart as I think of the Higdon family and their recent loss. The burglary that occurred at their home as they were at their son’s funeral is unthinkable in our community, and yet it happened.

    It happened here, where we do not give a thought to such things, here where we are disgusted to hear of such a thing. This could be and should be our wake-up call — a call to action to keep this from becoming the usual and expected occurrence in our county.