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January 2, 2014

Rants & Raves - January 3

TIFTON —

After reading the Jan. 1 edition of The Gazette, particularly the local citizens remarks about what they wanted for the new year, the remarks align with the thoughts and feelings of the local Tea Party. It's time local citizens be proactive because merely wishing these things will change nothing. We have to hold local, state and federal officials accountable for their actions. Lest we wake up soon and wonder, what happened to America. 
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I would agree that the city of Tifton should concentrate on providing basic, necessary services in an efficient manner. They tend to get in costly trouble when they try to do otherwise. I also fail to see why the city would want to keep a large part of the town looking like it did in 1940. That makes no sense to me. They should enact a uniform set of zoning laws that apply citywide. 
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Tifton doesn't have much history so a preservation committee here is like a cheerleader at a chess match. Before I-75, Tifton was a crossroads farm town, and after I-75, it’s a crossroads farm town with fast food joints and a speed trap. Reality is a hard pill to swallow sometimes, but the inability to hack it down doesn't change what is.
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Folks, we are really in trouble when one man, whether it is the president or a judge, decides what is the best for all of us. This is not the USA I served and protected in WWII.
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What a nice surprise in the Sunday paper to see a column by Thomas Sowell again!. Even though it was not was one of his thoughtful pieces on politics or economics, it was good to see one of the wisest men in America back in The Gazette. 
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Our local paper needs to be safe for the whole family to read. This latest generation of Dear Abby is just an open door for all the perverts, sexual deviants, weirdoes and freaks to come out of hiding and right into our living rooms. Replace it with something more wholesome.

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