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Letters to the Editor: 7-28-12

Dear Madam Editor,

I would like to offer my neighbors a short firearms refresher course.

It’s based upon a long held premise of mine: “I love my country. It’s the government I’m afraid of.”

Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not!” (Thomas Jefferson)

When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.

Our Revolution would never have happened with gun control. The British came here expressly to impose that control!

What part of, ”shall not be infringed” does our government not understand?

“Those who trade liberty for security have neither.”  (John Adams) Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

“Bear arms,” means to carry them around where you choose to have them with you.

An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

Gun control has never been about guns. It has always been about control! Only a government afraid of it’s citizens tries to control them.

History shows that we will be allowed only the rights we are willing to fight for. Know guns, know peace, know safety.

No guns, no peace, no safety!  A free man shoots not to kill, but to stay alive! Assault is a behavior, not a device.

Nearly 65 million firearm owners killed no one yesterday, but one kook killed 15 people in a Colorado theater yesterday, where no other citizen was armed.

The Second Amendment to our bill of freedoms-(the Constitution signed in 1791) is in  place just in case the politicians ignore the other parts! Our founders had wisdom.

Today’s politicians have far less of it!

Col Michael Harley

Kingston Springs


To The Editor,

At some point during recent roadwork on I-40, a wonderful visual change has occurred: our west-bound sign for Exit 188 now reads Kingston Springs, instead of Kingston springs. Thanks go out to TDOT, and to any and all community citizens and officials who pressed for this – some, no doubt, for years. So good to finally see our community’s name spelled correctly this close to home.


Suzanne Ward

Ranchettes – Kingston Springs


Sometime I feel like I am all alone in my thoughts on how this country is being destroyed.

Last week our President made a speech about how owners of small businesses were not responsible for making their business a success, and all the disjointed remarks about highways and other public works, suggesting that the government is responsible for the success of their business. He was very disrespectful of the hard work and sacrifice that goes into building a business from the ground up.

I worked for a local business that was privately owned by 2 gentlemen. You may know the company as “the box factory” now the business is owned by a conglomerate, but was originally known as Mid Packing, Inc.  When business was bad I saw the agony on the owners’ faces, you see they had everything they owned personally, tied up in loans as collateral, houses, cars, personal investments and savings.  If the business failed they would lose everything.

What right does Obama have to take what these men worked so hard for and give it to people that are too lazy to work. I understand that there are some folks that truly need any assistance that the government can give, but there are far too many that want to live off of what some of us have worked hard for.

Think about this do your research. Use your computer don’t rely on network news alone. There is lots of information on you can view speeches he made in the last campaign and compare them to what has really happened and to what he is saying today. Check out the web site I have found lots of info, this site is considered to be the most honest and will give a true or false to any questions that you may have.

Margaret Verran

Kingston Springs

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