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Ashamed to admit being a Morgan County Republican

To The Daily: I’ve never been more ashamed to admit that I primarily vote conservative than at this point in time in my life. After reading the coverage in the papers, watching newscasts on television about the e-mail probe and the county employees, I am still wondering, “What’s really going on here?”

There is no doubt that something is being hidden other than the alleged “sensitive” material that some claim. There’s a hole big enough to drive a truck through Amanda Scott’s rhetorical stand.

Now the Morgan County GOP has entered into this. I wonder: If the county employees that are being rebellious were Democrats, would they still have the same stand on it, or would there be a call for some quick and decisive action to be taken against them? This is nothing but a power trip orchestrated by the Morgan County GOP and selectees against Stacy George. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

GOP is supposed to mean “Grand Old Party.” I think that the Morgan County GOP should change it to the GOB (Good Old Boy) party. If and when in doubt, band together, attack members of your own party, distort, circumvent, never take responsibility, and even take your own pep rally to the commission meetings. What was missing were the pom poms and the cheerleaders.

Now that the rubber has met the road, none of the commissioners or anyone within the Morgan County GOP has the courage to stand with Stacy and finish the investigation. Many, who are supposedly and allegedly Republicans, have committed similar actions before. Remember when they turned their backs on a real statesman (Roy Moore) and stood and supported the liar, Bob Riley. Now we can fully understand how the GOP got their behinds kicked last November, and rightfully so.

Mike Dowdy

Outlaw Rottweilers, chows and pit bulls

To The Daily: An 18-month-old toddler was killed by a Rottweiler in his backyard in Brewton. Her 2- year-old brother was injured by the same dog. The parents owned Rottweilers and pit bulls at the home, and claimed that the killer dog was a stray they had picked up only that day.

Vicious dog attacks are too frequent, and the worst ones are usually connected to particularly dangerous breeds such as Rottweilers and pit bulls, even chows. The victims are usually children, and the attacks usually happen in yards where they play.

It is time that the Alabama Legislature outlaws the possession of any of these breeds. That may be a broad, sweeping and hard-to-enforce law, but it is necessary nonetheless. Our state is tougher on homeowners with old tires in their back yards than it is on the ones who keep killer dogs there. We don’t have 100 percent of our cars in compliance with child restraint laws, either, but that doesn’t keep us from having a good law to protect our children and enforcing it. The point is we have a problem and we need to do something about it, something with teeth and bite that puts the grip on the owners of these killers.

Tim Shelton

Inconvenient truth could be demise of planet Earth

To The Daily: Global warming: I personally believe it’s the battle of our generation. Lose this one, and there won’t be another generation to right it.

Not enough emphasis is put on it, it’s too inconvenient.

Armando de Quesada

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