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Opinion Letters

A friend of mine just bitterly complained that the new Pope is a Communist. It seems that representative of Christ on Earth had the audacity to suggest that the very wealthy should share some of their vast wealth with the very poor and needy. I am sure that he would be labeled a heretic by the Paul Ryan.

Here is what the Pope said, "A contribution to this equitable development, will also be made both by international activity aimed at the integral human development of all the world’s peoples, and by the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the State, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society."


It’s probably always been that way. People tend to forget lessons of the past and focus only on the present leaving out anything that may disagree with their views.

Politics has always been about money and is nothing new. The one who spends the most money usually wins a political office.

The Supreme Court in its Citizens United decision allowed not only large companies to donate to candidates but allowed Unions and trial lawyer groups to donate large sums of money.


It really doesn’t matter who the sheriff is. No one seems to have the tools to protect senior citizens from bullies with guns.

There are hundreds of little plastic signs out there asking us to elect or re-elect someone for sheriff. It really doesn’t matter to me who the sheriff is because no one is willing or able to protect me and my dogs from my bully of a neighbor. No one seems able or willing to make Macon County a safe place for me to live. This is my story:

I bought a small farm in Macon County in 1997. For many years I lived in relative peace, renovating the cabin and growing my own food. Then, the property below me changed hands and the new owners pulled in a doublewide trailer, parking it as close to my property line as allowed by building code. Then he starts laying claim to the neighborhood, announcing to all that “this mountain is now his playground.” He then moves the mailboxes and has the county post an Adopt-a-Highway sign on our little road with his name on it, just in case the dozen or so folks that live up here are litter bugs.


Many people have asked why the Macon County Humane Society changed their name.

There were questions as to why we do so much fund raising since the County gave us funds. That was a reasonable assumption since Macon County is part of the name. The fact is that we get no funding from the county. The Humane Society exists due to donations from our supporters and income from our thrift store.

The other assumption was that we are part of Macon County Animal Control. We are two totally separate organizations. We do not euthanize to make space for more dogs or cats. Animals are with us until adopted.


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