Obama has increased the national debt at a rate of (get this) $4.24 billion dollars a day. Not a year, not a month — A DAY! I don’t get it. Obama has allowed the national debt to increase on his watch more than it did on the watches of presidents Washington through Clinton combined. That borders on criminal.
And the president can’t raise the limit by himself, it takes “an act of Congress” to get it done!
I honestly do not know what it’s going to take to wake us up to the fact that we cannot sustain such debt.
If my representatives vote to increase the debt limit, I believe they should be summarily fired — now — not at the next election. If this doesn't motivate us to get out and vote, nothing will.
Columbia ‘man of honor,’ regret dismissal
I attended Winchester High School in the late 1930s and early 1940s. We had a coach by the name of Lyman V. Ginger. He coached all sports, mostly by himself, and even taught general science. Coach Ginger was well-liked in the community because he was a man of integrity and had a great influence on “his boys.” I don’t remember his having any especially super teams, but I¿do remember the kind of man he was. Paul Columbia is cut from the same cloth.
I know Coach Columbia to be a man of honor, and I¿regret his recent dismissal from a position through which he could have continued to be an active role model as well as a positive influence in the building of character.
Keep Paul Columbia
as GRC coach
I am struggling to comprehend the decision of Clark County Public Schools to terminate Paul Columbia from the George Rogers Clark High School football program.
My children and I moved to Clark County at the beginning of my oldest son's eighth grade year to start over after my divorce. Disciplinary issues began to surface, behavior that had never before been an issue and that I certainly did not condone.
After being introduced to Mr. Columbia by his uncle, my son was encouraged to work out with the team. He told them he may not have a ride to practice, and Mr. Columbia immediately volunteered. Initially, though, he wasn’t allowed to play football. I didn’t care about eligibility guidelines. If he wasn't a successful student, and a respectable young adult, he wasn’t playing. But he was determined and soon adjusted.
In his sophomore year, he received honors for four of his classes, earned his eligibility, and I allowed him to play. By his senior year, he started varsity, an enormous accomplishment. Finally, the respectful young man I raised returned to me — holistically.
The risk of losing an open line of communication with our children is great. Regardless of whether they know they are loved, the availability of positive mentors is extremely important. I am infinitely grateful my son was in “the right place at the right time” and had the privilege to vent to someone who was fair and sincerely cared.
My son has grown into a remarkable young man, and I could not be more proud. His disobedience was, by far, my most frightening experience as a parent.
On Tuesday, my family and I will attend the school board meeting to show our respect for Mr. Columbia. I encourage you to support the man who contributes undisputed dedication and immeasurable effort to every child possible. I am blessed for all Mr. Columbia has done for my son. I pray the board immediately rescinds its decision.
If the board lets Mr. Columbia go, we will be moving away from every definition of “holistic” education.
Krista Meadows Kennon
Stop the runaway