• Letters to the editor 3-2-12

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I am sick and tired of driving home from work day after day and seeing the same panhandlers camped out on the median at State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue (Airport Road).
    In a town this large there have to be plenty of places you can go to if your need help getting back on your feet. Of course they probably expect you to make a genuine effort to find a job and take responsibility for yourself and your family.

  • Discipline and respect

    Your article about entertainment and that piece by Wayne Rackley on discipline and respect, said it all.
    Today, much too often we blame others for our own faults. Instead of passing the buck we should look into the mirror.
    Not only that, but society over the last two decades or more has seen a decline in moral values.
    Having babies out of wedlock for young people is now the norm not the exception.
    Yes! This leads to a one parent-mother's upbringing with the father or even fathers no where to be found.

  • Letters to the editor 2-17-12

    Discipline and respect
    When these two are missing, you have chaos, kids gone wild and a society that is in a downward spiral. Any decent person is disgusted with the recent stories of a young man being brutally butchered and murdered by classmates, and the recent beating on the school bus. Some still fault the bus driver, even though he was forbidden to “lay a hand” on these vicious kids. It is understandable why he quit, no one deserves to be put in that position.     

  • Letters to the editor 2-10-12

    Where’s the rest of the beef?

  • Letters to the editor 2-3-2012

    What have we become?
    We have become a mass of snarling, angry, uncivil people with little tolerance for or inclination to listen to opposing political views. Far too many of us feign disinterest or the hopelessness of expecting a meaningful response from our government. Name calling (used by those of empty minds) and mud slinging have become normal as the presidential campaign muddles along.

  • Letter to the editor 1-27-2012

    Class warfare at its best
    I have never witnessed such a broad attack on our American way of life, our capitalistic system, as is now being waged by this administration and the liberal media. Painting the very successful as being the greedy enemy, promoting class warfare, making every effort to divide and conquer and to destroy America as we know it. Remember Obama’s pledge to fundamentally change our country without being questioned as to what changes?

  • Letters to the editor 12-9-2011

    Herman Cain gives in
    Today a good man gave in. I don’t care whether or not you supported Herman Cain, but you should be upset over the fact that he has been forced from running for president. Why? Because it’s been proven that any good man or woman who wishes to run for public office in this country today can be taken out of the running simply by means of accusation. Not proof …  just accusation.

  • Letters to the editor 12-2-2011

    Combine dispatch offices
    In the Oct. 26 issue of the West Marion Messenger, one of the front page articles was “Joint Emergency Dispatch Rejected.”
    After reading that article I was angry and disappointed. Angry because the city of Ocala and our county commissioners let us down again and disappointed because they are so out of touch.
    The agreement to combine the dispatch service of the county and city makes perfect sense. Not only will it cut down on multiple units showing up at the same scene it will save the taxpayers a huge amount of money.

  • Letters to the editor 11-18-2011

    Useful idiots
    It is so easy to manipulate some people. The phrase “useful idiots” sums it up very nicely. We have these “useful idiots” with us in every generation, and in our generation in abundance, since the brain manipulation started decades ago.
    Our “educated” class is a class brainwashed, and propagandized by liberal professors who hijacked our educational system decades ago. All that money for phony education. I want a refund of my tax dollars used to pay for this nonsense.

  • Letters to the editor 11-11-11

    Why blame Obama?
    Why is President Obama being blamed for the bad economy that was started during the Bush years? Where were all of the job creators during this period that House Speaker John Boehner keeps talking about and who also didn’t create jobs during the Bush or Obama years?