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Letters

  • 'Treason' isn't an unreasonable charge

    Treason can occur by giving “aid and comfort” to America’s enemies, whether at war or not, and in spite of the absence of a rigorous or operational definition of “American enemies.”

    Since the Cold War, the public first came to view U.S. foreign policy as a tool of good to be deployed against evil. Liberal interventionists and neoconservatives were in accord.

  • Parkway will destroy priceless heritage

    The front page story in Sunday’s Chronicle on the turn of the century cemetery for black miners is only part of the story of the history of the African American experience in Citrus County. What was very interesting about this focus was the statement from Attorney Karen Gaffney suggesting the best solution would be to declare the site “one of historical significance because of its role with the treatment of black workers in the early 20th century.”

  • Another side to the inflation story

    In reference to the letter to the editor titled “Inflation takes its toll”:

    I would like to provide some additional information. The state closed its Inverness driver’s license office and we began offering services in February 2009; our revenue share was $6.25. Effective September of 2009, the Legislature increased fees, with the increase going to state general revenue, not to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) or the tax collector.

  • Elks Ladies thank the community

    The Ladies of the Elks, West Citrus Elks Lodge in Homosassa, thanks the community of Citrus County for participating and contributing to our fundraising events this past year. Proceeds from these events go to both local and Elks’ charities supported by the Ladies. Your continuing support of our events is greatly appreciated.

    West Citrus Ladies of the Elks, Homosassa


  • Writer's take was heavily slanted

    It is revealing of Mr. Messersmith’s partisan worldview that he selects as Florida’s 11th Congressional District’s political doppelgänger Minnesota’s 5th District, whose representative is Democrat Keith Ellison.

  • Thank you to all who helped, participated

    The Citrus County Education Foundation would like to thank our incredible school staff and community members for helping us promote public education, fitness, health and family fun on Saturday, April 1, at the fourth annual Suncoast Credit Union Schoolhouse Hustle 5K/10K/1M Walk. Thank you all for helping us raise funds in support of our mission of “Funding Success in the Classroom.”

  • Inflation takes its toll

    In 2003, I renewed my Florida driver’s license through the Florida DMV and paid $15.

    In 2005, my wife renewed her Florida driver’s license through the Florida DMV and paid $15.

    In 2009, I renewed my driver’s license through the Florida DMV and paid $20.

    Then the state turned over issuance of driver’s licenses to the counties.

  • ‘Nuclear option’ first used by Democrats

    How short is the memory of a Democrat or a liberal talking head from the mainstream media (MSM)? Let me count the ways.

    The hypocrisy of the Democrats and liberal MSM who are decrying the Republicans’ decision to employ the “nuclear option” to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court is revealing. The “nuclear option” means that it takes only a simple majority, rather than a 60-vote supermajority, to end debate and move to an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court nominees.

  • Citrus County has a fire problem

    Fire Chief Jim Goodworth held a Citizens’ Awareness Meeting recently, and there were about 28 concerned citizens in attendance. You will notice that not one county commissioner showed up to explain why they told Chief Goodworth, “Don’t even think of asking for any more money for the Fire Department.”

    Here are some interesting facts we learned at the meeting.

    1. Since the sheriff took over the fire department, it has gone from five staffed stations to nine.

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