Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


October 21, 2012

In Your View

ASHLAND — Work together to fix America

Confused? Democrat, Republican ... I can’t understand politics.

Just once, why can’t they work together and ty to fix America. Instead, all they want to do is throw mud at one another.

God bless America, but why should he? They have kicked God out of everything they can. We can’t even display the Ten Commandments in a public place.

This country was founded on God, and I say if you live here and don;t like it, you can leave. The first thing we need to do to fix our problems is to put God first.  Then it should be not what you can do for me, but what I can do for you.

It’s about people helping people. The rich help the poor, tje young help the old, the stron help the weak.

We have the opportunity to live in the richest country in the world if everyone would just help one another.

Leonard F. Barnhill, Grayson

Rude treatment at local SSI office

On Monday, Oct. 15, I accompanied my sister-in-law to the Social Security Offfice in the federal building in Ashland. The rudeness of the security officer operating the scanner was uncalled for, especially here in Ashland and because there was another person behind us.

I have set off the alarm with my carry-on bag at LaGuardia Airport in New York City with a long line behind me and never encountered the rudeness that my sister did in Ashland. There was no justification for his attitude as she was complying with his orders. She is in her eighties and had just dropped off one of her hearing aids to be repaired.

The officer was tall in stature but short on manners. I was pleased to observe that none of the other personnel took after him.

Jane Perdue, Catlettsburg 

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