Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Two Visions for America

To the Editor,

Now that the Democratic Party Convention and the Republican Party Convention has come and gone the campaigning will begin. Each Presidential candidate will be telling us his vision, and how they intend to lead and govern our great country. Each candidate has a very starkly different vision on where they will lead if elected as our commander-in- chief.

I as a citizen, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a senior citizen ask you to look at their visions and decided which one you would like to see beginning January 20, 2021.

Each candidate when speaking at their convention gave a very stark difference in their message.

Joe Biden and other speakers at the Democratic convention spoke of uniting all the people regardless of their race, religion, gender, their social status, and their right to live as they choose. Joe Biden spoke about leadership, taking the president job serious, and making good decisions that will benefit all of us.

President Trump and other speakers at the Republican convention did not offer any new visions for the future. Their only new statement was “Make American great again, again,” and four more years of the same.

Joe Biden is a deeply religious Catholic his message with a religious warm concerning message he would espouse if elected in November 2020.

President Trump message was a gloom and doom message that he and his party have been spewing for the last four years. His message was four more years of the same.

I ask you as a citizen and a voter to look deeply at what vision you and your family wants for the next four years. I urge you to do your research of each party’s candidate and go to the polls and vote your convictions, not for a party but your own convictions.

Go Vote and then we will make America great.

Bobby Fanning


Give us a break

To the editor,

It is time for you to give Stella  Adcock and  Charles Reed each other's address and give the rest of us some peace. You give them too much space to spout off about stuff that neither can prove. It seems like they are in the paper all the time. Please - please - please post something/anything from someone else for the next month or two. I am tired of all their hot air. 

  Love your photos but the printer does not show their quality. Pleas add some more ink. They look too washed out.

Dan Brown,


Thank you Congressman DesJarlais

To the editor,

In January 2011, Ascend Federal Credit Union formed a partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Ascend’s brand promise is to educate and help our members become effective financial stewards, and The Nature Conservancy encourages its members to be effective stewards of the environment.

As President and CEO of Ascend and a Trustee of The Nature Conservancy, I want to thank Congressman Scott DesJarlais for supporting the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill combines two conservation proposals – fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and making major investments to care for our national parks and other public lands.

The investments in this bill are not just investments in conservation, but in people – both their access to nature and their jobs and livelihoods that often depend on it. The LWCF has provided grants and support to all types of recreation and natural areas – from city parks and ball fields to National Wildlife Refuges. Here in Middle Tennessee, city parks in Shelbyville & McMinnville, as well as Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Henry Horton State Park and the Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Franklin County have all received LWCF investments over the years.

All told, the Great American Outdoors Act would improve access to nature while being a part of the solution for some of our economic and health challenges.

Thank you, Congressman DesJarlais, for standing up for Tennessee’s outdoors and people with your votes for the Great American Outdoors Act!


Caren Gabriel,

The Nature Conservancy, Trustee