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Term limits for all politicians and more in Tuesday's Forum

June 19th, 2013 8:53 am by Staff Report

Term limits for all politicians and more in Tuesday's Forum

As an average American citizen, I would like to voice an opinion on the political climate in America today.
As a Christian conservative I speak for a silent group of people who love their God and country.
As we have gridlock and hostile attitudes between the Senate, the House and the Obama administration, career politicians seem to put themselves first, their priorities first and do not listen to their people they represent.
We have a solution to this problem. This country was founded on different ideas from different people at different times.
Career politicians must go. They are destroying our country with self-serving interests and following a party line that is stupid.
Our solution is what politicians fear most — term limits. New ideas from new people, not the same old rhetoric.
We know this works from the presidency. He can only hurt us for eight years, but career politicians have fun there for a lifetime.
What have they accomplished? What kind of country are we now. Were we not a better country when Ronald Reagan said to the world: “Take down these walls”? That is who we are. We had leadership such as this.
We are still the greatest country in the world, but we are slipping and any fool can see that.
I am sure there are some good politicians doing a good job. To them we say thanks. But they need help.
Remember this — term limits. Nothing will change until this happens.
P.R. PERSINGER
Johnson City
Animal shelter funding
Well, it looks like the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen couldn’t care less about the animals that are abandoned or strays. I say this because they pulled out of an agreement to help fund the Unicoi County Animal Shelter.
To me an agreement is like a handshake and saying that you will do something to help. I guess I am from the old school where that meant something. I think everyone around Erwin should boycott businesses there and the Apple Festival, too. Maybe this will wake up the leaders.
I may be just one person, but I think animals are God’s creatures, too.
E. GREER
Erwin
Conservative columnists
Thank you for publishing the commentaries of such columnists as Thomas Sowell, Dennis Prager and Suzanne Fields — great Americans all.
I think a biographical article would be most interesting, especially about Prager.
HUESTON FORTNER
Johnson City

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