Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers:

This is a rant for The Chronicle and all of Augusta. So you are just going to sit and let the governor and the Legislature get away with wasting $40 million a year on a new Athens MCG campus (eventually a politically motivated second medical school) that we do not need, while MCG Augusta and ASU suffer from these budget cuts. Where is Charles Walker when we need him?

OK, Richmond County, look around town for a replacement for Superintendent Bedden. We have many who can step up and assume this role, and have a vested interest in our community.

Story says it's unfortunate that Dr. Bedden might leave Augusta. Why unfortunate? Every day more stories of school gangs, major crimes from students, fewer kids even able to read and do math in grade school. Bedden seems to like taking credit for anything that sounds good. Let him take credit for the failures. Also, does Richmond County not have one person who will be a good school leader? Hire from home!

If saving money was important, why not have police and city managers use their own cars for traveling to work and leave city vehicles parked downtown when not in use? Lots of gasoline would be saved. This perk could be eliminated if these people really cared about the local economy and budget.

The MAIN reason for right of arms is to defend yourself against dictatorial government. The gun amendment says "people" have the right to bear arms. That's the people in the opening lines of that document - "We the people." As for the "militia" clause: At the time of the Constitution, the military consisted of local militia made up of civilians, all of whom supplied their own weapons. Thus, it's the individual Americans who have the rights, not some government entity.

Two teens are arrested for beating a fellow student until his face bones broke. They seem to like being in a gang. We should go back to chain gangs, and then see how much they like gangs.

This is a rant for the Monday morning traffic at Augusta Utilities' Peach Orchard Road office. It looks like something should be done about that. There's a line to pay water bills, and it stops traffic. And that's an accident waiting to happen.

This is for the person that wrote in about people being disrespectful to our president. It's always going to be like that as long as there is a lot of hatred among these people in this country. People just don't care for a black president; you can see that in the way they disrespect him. It will always be like that as long as he's in office. He's trying to do the best he can, but people should try to realize that he can't get things done. He's doing a pretty good job.

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