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Opinion Letters

Dear Sirs,

I write to urge the Macon County Commissioners to follow the lead of the Franklin Town Board and place on their agenda the requested Resolution to Amend the Constitution. This action would put them in the company of county and town boards across the state and country—toward the goal of reversing the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision. That ruling granted rights of “Personhood” to corporations and bestowed to their money the advantage of unlimited “free speech.” It effectively has robbed human citizens of our vote. The proposed 28 amendment would nullify that ruling and re-create—for the 99percent—a level playing field.


There has been too much name-calling in the media lately criticizing the way in which some of our local elected officials do their job, the most recent being the angry response by Brad Seagle in the Friday, April 6, 2012 Franklin Press.

The writer assailed votes by two county commissioners, calling them “Republicrats” because they chose to represent all the people in the county, and voted in the manner which to them seemed to benefit the majority of the citizens. Mr. Seagle believes the two commissioners should be thrown out of office because they did not side with Republican Commissioner Ron Haven.


I’m going to be as “tacky” in my public response to Mr. Swanson as he was in his response to Ms. Abel.

This gentleman, in his attempt to kill a message, kills the messenger. This is not the first time, and seems his usual method. Confusing the issue is his forte’. But, to give credit where credit is due, he does respond quickly. Perhaps that’s why his diatribe shows little thought and clearly misunderstands the point of Ms. Abel's message.

She does not advocate, nor hint that she advocates “Higher Taxes, More Government, OR Less Freedom.”


Let me be perfectly clear. Obama Care is the reason I am finally able to get good health insurance after 15 yrs. of not having any. I thank God for it.

I am a retired special ed teacher, a home and property owner, a voter, and have a post graduate education. I also have type 2 diabetes. No one would insure me for any amount until Obama stepped in. Now I have a great plan which I pay $412.00 per month for. I have finally been able to have the tests needed when someone goes through menopause. I can have bone screenings, blood work, medications to manage my diabetes, and much, much more.


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