November 22, 2012 Issue


Thanks for listening

Dear Editor:

Thanks to the dozen citizens who showed up to air their views on the Biomedical Waste Ordinance public hearing Tuesday evening. After listening to our concerns and suggestions, Tommy New offered and Wayne Davis seconded a proposal to increase the annual license fee to $1,000,000 and the violation fees to $1,000,000 each, while placing a moratorium on consideration of any biomedical waste facility until the final ordinance is approved. This is a suitable solution.



We need a Biomedical Waste Ordinance on the books and the citizens clearly want one which deters any biomedical waste disposal (usually by incineration) facility in our county. Thanks to our County Commissioners who passed this resolution unanimously. The ordinance will now be rewritten with the proposed changes and require three additional public hearings prior to final adoption.

Charles Lewis
Jefferson Environmental Defense Initiative

Ask for the Fair Tax Plan

The income tax creates a stagnant economy for the United States. Companies have moved overseas to give their investors a tax advamtage. They will not return to the US until our system gives them an advantage in the world market.

The answer to this is The Fair Tax Plan. It will: eliminate income tax and the IRS, jump-start the economy, bring jobs back to the US, capture untaxed dollars currently lost to criminal and offshore businesses, allow you to keep 100 percent of your paycheck, let you save all the money you want and pay taxes only when you spend it, eliminate taxes you donít even know you are paying, lower interest rates and make April 15 just another beautiful spring day. If everyone tells their congressman to support HR25, we can turn this economy around as soon as it is enacted.

Roy T Newsom,
Granbury, Texas

What the Bible has to say about submission

I was reading today the 13th Chapter of Romans, and verses 1 through 7 reminded me of all the hate and discontent since Pres. Obama was elected in 2008. I remember reading some so-called religious people spewing their religious views about some of the things he has done, or wants to do for the country.

Now that he has been re-elected, the hateful are now talking about signing petitions for succession. The very one that started this nonsense a year or so ago (Rick Perry) has now confessed he wouldnít do it with, or for Texas.

To those who want to leave, hereís something to chew on: First thing that would happen is the Feds would take all of the military assets out of those states that wish to go. See how states like North Carolinaís (8), Georgiaís (12) and Texasís (16), economies would do without their forts, just to name a few. Send those military assets to states like Oregon that do not have large military bases and could benefit from the economic growth that would come with it. Also, immediately remove access to federal assets such as the FBI, Treasury department, FEMA, etc. See if they can handle those kind of things on their own.

Then again, I think thereís no reasoning with people with Tea-party mentalities, that would sign such petitions, especially given that they reside in states that receive far more back from the federal government than they pay in federal taxes. These states are the biggest beneficiaries of the very government largesse that they profess to loathe so much. It would be funny if it werenít so ridiculous and embarrassing for those states. So, by all means Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, secede and learn to survive without the benefits of liberal states providing subsidies to you every year.

But lets be realistic, there are far too many variables in a situation like this. Personally, I donít believe any state will secede, and if they do then they better have a mind blowing plan to survive. Such as, getting overseas trade, a military to defend their land, funding for schools, funding for hospitals, research for development of technology and medicine, laws, law enforcement, production plants for numerous things, and a form of government. Most and I would go so far as to say, 90 percent of these people think of themselves as Christians. If so, I suggest they read what Romans chapter 13, verses 1 through 7 says:

Submission to Governing Authorities

1) Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2) Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3) For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4) For the one in authority is Godís servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are Godís servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5) Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. 6) This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are Godís servants, who give their full time to governing. 7) Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

If they read their Bibles, believe, and do as it says, all of this nonsense of succession will be just grumbling, and nothing else. But, if itís just hate and discontent, it will go on even passed 2016. (As we all know, The Devil is on his job 24/7, and he takes no vacations.)

Clyde DíAntignac
Future Wadley Resident


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