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Letters

  • Can’t stand with the president? Sit in the corner

    Clyde Pedigo making a rebuttal to “Going with the Flo” proves to all that his public education is lacking.

    It does not take much research today to find out that Horace Mann is considered the Father of Public Education in America, a member of the Whig Party, a party that “advocated the rule of law, written and unchanging constitution.” That does not sound very liberal or progressive to me, I’m pretty sure they advocate for a living constitution that changes whenever they feel the need.

  • Lots of folks helped make Golf Classic a great success

    Michael Dunn Center would like to thank everyone who made the 19th Annual Golf Classic at Fox Den a success. The continuous support we receive from donors, area businesses and individuals allows us to continue our mission of empowering individuals with disabilities and challenges to gain independence.

    We would like to specifically thank the following: All of the golfers who participated in the event, the volunteers who made the day run so smoothly, and the sponsors listed below who make the day possible:

  • It’s past time to do something about dangerous spot

    Unfortunately, it has finally happened: a fatal accident at the Pilot Gas Station on Lawnville Road.

    I have been saying that someone was going to get killed or severely injured at or around the entrance/exit to the Pilot, ever since the Pilot took over the station and turned it into a mini truck stop.

    The entrance/exit, in conjunction to the Interstate 40 exit and entrance ramps, is hazardous as to how it is configured.

  • Comments in column wrong and offensive

    I would like to make a rebuttal to last Fridays “Going with the Flo” columnist’s comments. Not only are they wrong, they are offensive!

    She wrote:

    1. “Liberals see no connection between values, education, the moral health of our nation and America’s security and prosperity.”

    2. “They train our young to criticize America, not celebrate it.”

    3. “They ban ... the Ten Commandments, but encourage ... the teachings of the Koran.”

  • Nall’s views made sense; future of our county is at stake

    Thank you for your wisdom in printing Earl Nall’s message in the Roane County News. Yes, it was quite long, BUT it makes more sense than anything else I have read about school consolidation.

    Whatever we name them, it would certainly help the future of our county. Yes, our taxes will go up, but at least it will be for a good reason.

  • Thanks for helping Harriman Lions help community

    The pancake lovers in the county once again united to make the “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” a great success. The Harriman Lions Club hosted this event on May 6 at the Roane Street Grill in Harriman.

    This is our annual major fundraiser for the programs which we sponsor and support. Our funds go back into the community. We provide photo eye screening each year for more than 400 Roane County children. We pay for eye examinations and/or glasses for 30-40 people yearly. We also contribute to local charities as the need arises.

  • One person does not decide who is, isn’t American

    Well, Gerald Largen has shown that he is a true liberal in his column on July 14.

    He has decided that Raul Lopez is not an American. While liberals like Mr. Largen will give the title to almost anyone such as African American, Asia American — the list goes on and is very long — but Cuban American does not qualify.

    And liberals like Gerald Largen will condemn us to for saying someone is not an American based on his vast insight as a liberal can decide who is an American.

  • Kudos for help with successful reading program

    Harriman Historic Carnegie Library’s summer reading program, “Build a Better World” was a huge success.

    I would like to thank Wendy’s in Harriman for Frosty coupons, the MUSE in Knoxville for free-child-admission-with-paid-adult coupons, Laser Quest in Knoxville for free games of laser tag, the Tennessee Valley Fair for free admittance coupons, Ginger Schubert for a generous monetary donation and Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman, for the tablets, computers, microscopes, DIY robots, crane sets, building blocks, magic sets and pom-pom rug kits and more.

  • Partisanship a mandate for Amendment

    In our partisan society, the 1954 change to the U.S. tax code known as the “Johnson Amendment,” is needed.

    It prohibits tax-exempt organizations (churches) from becoming a political organization by endorsing political candidates for office.

    It does not prohibit churches from speaking to political issues such as the death penalty, homosexual practice, immigration, etc.

    It is attractive for a candidate to be able to give tax-exempt gifts to churches and in return have the church endorse his or her candidacy for office.

  • Thank a veteran by flying our flag with pride

    I am a retired master sergeant from the United States Air Force. Twenty-six year veteran. This I gave for my country and our flag.

    Our flag means more to me than a country symbol. I fly it at home every day.

    I fly it for the men and women who served and gave all they had and didn’t come home.

    I wear my veterans cap every day with pride. I have lots of people thanking me for my service.

    If you really want to thank a veteran, fly the country’s flag with pride.