Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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April 2, 2012

Your Opinion: April 3, 2012

AMERICUS — Remember why we celebrate Easter

We are coming up to Easter Season; a time when we should all take time to remember the sacrifice our Saviour made. He hung on the cross and shed His blood so everyone could get forgiveness for their sins. All we have to do is ask Christ to come into our lives. He is only a prayer away and waiting for your call. The call is toll-free can be placed anytime, day or night. You want be put on hold or have to wait in line.

The next time you are sick or hurting, just imagine how He must have hurt hanging on that cross.

I hope everyone has a happy Easter season, just remember why we celebrate.

James and Louise Wiggins and family

Americus

In response to Eddie Rhea Walker

Re: Eddie Rhea Walkers comment: Warning! Do not use my Lord against me and do not use his name, in your political ventures, except for maybe a prayer or what Jacob Battle does. That's alway's nice. Shame on you. Your friends were never called stupid by anyone, as far as I remember. Their actions are not the brightest moves, though. They are fixin' to lose all their power. Let me explain the meaning of 'brass tacks' to you. It is a term used, when you are trying to fix a problem and need to get past all the hooey, to the very base of a problem. If the base of the problem is not repaired, all else, that is attempted to be repaired, will be in vain. So, in this instance, intellectual credability, is not the issue (sort of). The issue, is the fact that your NAACP president said "There was never an African American voted in an at-large position" and he/ya'll are positioning the district lines/votes (against State mandate), to suck up the African American votes, to correspond to his wishes. Gerrymandering at it's finest. That is illegal. That is the 'brass tacks' of this situation. Also, I have had many African Americans tell me, to my face, they do not support your views. Yes, our Lord is watching. Good thing and I shall drop that, so I don't do the same thing you did. All the moves made by 'those certain members of the BOE, whom have lost their minds' after that statement, reflect the wishes of those, who want to gain more than than fair and honest share of the vote. It is one man/one vote, not one vote for me and several apeice, for each of ya'll. That will never happen and we will make sure of it. This has nothing to do with segregation and the only thing going back in time, is our quality of BOE and the proper work that was done and voted on by your friends and mine. I would like to say, that I keep hearing from your friends that, after two years of studing situations, or having plenty of time to ponder an issue, that it is still not enough time for ya'll to make a decision, on anything. Well, that may have something to do with a lack of intellegence. I am serving up harsh and well deserved critisism on a silver tray, with a big spoon and no spoonful of sugar to help get it down. We are reserving our sugar, for the bitter taste, you left in our mouths.  Remember 'brass tacks'. That is what is going to help us. The letter that Mr. King wrote, did not address 'brass tacks'. He went on to describe something, that is above the 'brass tacks' line. Of course we disliked your vote. It should have been one of those common sense votes, just to finish out a job well done. Some votes are  needed, just for finalizations/common sense/To follow Robert's Rules of Order and good business practices should have prevailed and didn't. The Grand Jury and SACS will see through the hooey, to these 'brass tacks' and we'll move on without you. ... Knock It Off and Pay Attention.

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