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Items filtered by date: Monday, 08 August 2016
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:30

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I was visiting my aunt in South Carolina last week, she is a devout
church goer. (I no longer attend but did with my aunt )
I not only used to attend church regularly, I worked within the church
and hated it, then and now. They would pass out a flyer telling you how
to vote for everything, leading up to and on the Sunday before election,
now, I’m sure they aren't the only ones to do that, we’re not even close to
the election and half the preaching last Sunday was about who to vote for
and that we need to convince our friends who to vote for.
WHAT A JOKE, I didn’t know it back then but do so now, this is illegal
and not what a church is supposed to do and it violates their tax free statis.
I fully support the taxing of all the church's profiting any money over expenses..
Period
They do not deserve tax free statis any longer, all profits should be spent
on feeding the poor and providing shelter within our own country and
not just profiting.
And sorry, this especially applies to these mega churches that rack in
millions a year. They should be paying taxes!
Donna Mavrone

Published in Letters To The Editor
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:29

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,
All the political ads now on the radio and tv are making me sick! Here’s
a hint to politicians... If your running for a political position or position
of power.....especially locally and your campaign signs, advertising is
massive....overwhelming....and blanketed totally all over so I have zero
clue who your opponent is....you have already lost my vote. When it is at
such as a scale where you know it takes a lot of deep pockets to pay for
it....you lost me. If elected those deep pockets expect to be paid back in
one way or another. That means me as an average citizen of little or no
wealth and without some crazy agenda will likely get little from it or
worse.
Jonathan Orento

Published in Letters To The Editor
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:27

To the Editor

To the Editor,
In the last election, over 75% of Lee County voters approved Amendment
1 directing the State to acquire and preserve land to protect habitat
and clean water. Sadly, some of our county commissioners did not get
this message and used our Conservation 20/20 funds as a piggy bank to
balance their budget.
Fortunately, in Dick Anderson we have a Republican candidate for
county commissioner who understands that voters care about the environment.
Dick helped draft the Lee County Comprehensive Plan. He understands
that allowing urban sprawl in areas critical to our drinking
water supply proves short sighted. As a member of the grassroots committee
that formed Conservation 20/20, he knows the importance of acquiring
and managing key properties that protect water supply, open
space and wildlife habitat.
One of our biggest environmental problems comes from outside our
county. Our commissioners have not committed to stopping the fresh
water releases from Lake Okeechobee that damage our estuaries. Dick
has the background and skills to take a stand and work with government
agencies and other organizations to solve this problem.
If you voted for Amendment 1, you will want to vote for Dick Anderson.
Gene Gibson
Fort Myers, Florida

Published in Letters To The Editor

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