• Ethics: Killing a corpse

    Thomas Jefferson said: “Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.”

    “Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

    Political scandals are the life-blood of the media and the bread and circuses of the people. 

  • Trump off to a great start

    In response to Donald G. Schweiter. Treating President-elect Trump as a threat and a joke is proof positive of how much in denial liberals and the Democrat party are. They still can’t get over the fact that the results of the last election ran counter to their overwhelming favorite in the race, Hillary R. Clinton.

  • Musical show was inspiring

    Once again, “The Voices of the Rock Chorus,” at Rock Crusher Elementary School, under the direction of music teacher, Garrett Manning, put on an inspiring, musical show, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m.

    “Home for the Holidays,” was written by Grandon Long and Garrett Manning.

    The introduction put everyone in a nostalgic mood. There were candid pictures of soldiers surprising their families, from World War II to the present day.

  • A lesson in states’ rights

    There are many aspects of the refusal of many on the left to accept Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States and their continuing effort to discredit and prevent him from taking office in January of 2017. 

    Central to this disruptive effort is the lack of understanding and/or refusal to accept one of the core elements of our particular and rather unique Constitutional Republic form of government.

  • A beautiful Santa story

    While calling a friend in Virginia to wish her a Merry Christmas, she told me of an annual Christmas Eve tradition in her neighborhood that they had for years a long time ago. Santa Claus arrived in the early part of the evening on Christmas Eve on a fire truck.

  • Where to seek utilities assistance

    I have had reason to contact the Florida Public Service Commission recenty regarding an issue with electricity concerning Duke Energy. (The commission deals with regulated companies, not coops.)

    Did you know that you can contact the Florida Public Service Commission by phone, email, fax or letter? They contact the utility company you have a problem with and the utility must answer back to the commission regarding your complaint. You can contact them about billing, service or other problems. 

  • Littering is out of control here

    Here’s my email to the new board of commissioners about the litter problem on county roads. 

    There must be something that we can do together to keep our county litter free. Maybe publishing this letter will encourage others to reach out to the board also and spur action by local government.


    I write as a very concerned and utterly disgusted newcomer to Citrus County about the out-of-control litter problem in our community. 

  • Letterwriter is resentful

    Donald Trump, on coming into office, promised the American people a review of the cost of our government. 

    It seems that a questionnaire has gone to agencies as a means of inquiring about its purposes, services, and operation, etc.

  • Excellent column by Mr. Schweitzer

    Excellent piece by Mr. Schweitzer outlining the functions and interconnectivity of USG agencies on nuclear issues. 

    His concern over the demise of this and other government programs is shared by many. 

  • Time to slash budget to manageable levels

    Donald G. Schweitzer’s guest column regarding President-elect Trump and Schweitzer’s opinion on the gutting of two arms of the government, begged for more information on the actions real or assumed that Trump and his team have taken on personnel or the departments they work for.

    Much of Schweitzer’s letter focused on himself, his background, his access to classified information within his security clearance.