Officials are right to fight smut

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I applaud the outstanding character that our Augusta commissioners have displayed in their courageous decision to fight against the pornography pushers behind the X-Mart.

They are already taking undeserved flak from moral relativists and naÃve libertarians who claim that "to each his own" is the greatest good. Instead of bowing to the pressure of "tolerance at any cost," our commissioners have chosen to defend their constituents from a well of poison that would pollute Augusta.

We should be tremendously thankful that we have elected officials who don't buckle before the threats of flesh peddlers and who hide behind a corrupt interpretation of one of America's most important freedoms. I pray that virtuous men and women behind pulpits and in public office across the region will see this fight as a rally point in the battle against the moral decay that can and has devoured great cities, nations and civilizations like a cancer. Augusta is no exception.

This battle is not primarily fought in the Oval Office or over the airwaves. We citizens fight it every day in our homes, in our churches, in our schools and in our communities -- one X-Mart, Web site and porno store at a time. Augusta is truly blessed to have elected public servants who are willing warriors in this unpleasant and costly battle on behalf of those they have sworn to serve and protect. I thank the Augusta commissioners for your honesty, integrity and courage.

Nathan Krupa, Evans

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grouse
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grouse 08/21/08 - 03:08 am
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Well, they're doing it on
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Well, they're doing it on your dime, pal. You are entitled to your morals, but not to foist them on others.

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 08/21/08 - 04:57 am
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Leave Xmart alone. If the

Leave Xmart alone. If the people of Augusta truly don't want it there.....they will go out of business......otherwise, the people must want it.

critter
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critter 08/21/08 - 06:40 am
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Augusta's commission is now

Augusta's commission is now brave, willing warriors with honesty, integrity, and courage? Did they elect a new commission overnight?

justus4
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justus4 08/21/08 - 07:08 am
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This idea that X-Mart will
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This idea that X-Mart will bring down moral standards in Augusta is truely a example of stupidity. Commissioners know that too, but afraid to make a stand that would be seen as catering to smut and cost them next election. Ignorance of the masses is alive & well in the CSRA.

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I4PUTT 08/21/08 - 07:48 am
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One man's trash is another

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Morals are not something one can force upon another. Mae's video in NASC has been in business for a long time. I don't believe they are operating at a loss. There are numerous massage parlors around Augusta. Somebody is spending money there. Teen pregnancy is pretty high in RC. Somebody is at least having premarital, unprotected sex once. The bars are full on Fridays and Saturdays. The divorce rate is around 50%. More unwed people are living together, in many circles teenage boys expect oral sex on the first date. Whose morals shall we go by?

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PLAYLIKETHUNDER4 08/21/08 - 08:04 am
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14putt...if you have to

14putt...if you have to ask,you are in trouble already.
we do not need x-mart....for a lot of very obvious reasons.they have been told to move on, but they choose to force their immorality on a community that doesn't want them, simply to make money.
they need to go back where they came from.
justus4,that stretch of gordon hwy is already a cesspool of dope deales,crack whores and the situation would only create more trouble if you threw this in the mix...you are the stupid one.

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weekapaug05 08/21/08 - 08:43 am
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Why is it the Chronicle will

Why is it the Chronicle will run basically the same LTE's every week?

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brimisjoshan 08/21/08 - 09:12 am
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I applaud this editorial

I applaud this editorial piece and stand against any existing or future sex shops, strip clubs, etc. We have all debated this for 3 weeks with the same basic arguments. No one is changing their mind so lets move on to other things.

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jack 08/21/08 - 10:51 am
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Justusdummies, the commission

Justusdummies, the commission is "afraid to take a stand"/ Seems they already have by saying NO to the x-mart license. However, I realize it's strictly a racial issue, right?

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deekster 08/21/08 - 11:03 am
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While the XMart is not a

While the XMart is not a "prime additon" to Disgustia, it is not a moral issue. It is a political battle for control of your tax money and personal egos. Why not clean up lower "Broad Street"? There's enough "smut" to go around in this crime ridden area. We need Wyatt Earp to declare a "red zone" for the cowboys from the "fort".

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GnipGnop 08/21/08 - 01:11 pm
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So who's morals do we decide

So who's morals do we decide everything on? That's the whole point. Whether you agree with having X-Mart or not I don't want anyone on here telling me what is moral and what isn't. I am a grown person I can decide whether I want to patronize X-Mart or not. I will say it again and again. Be careful of legislating based on your religious beliefs when you are the majority. You may have to eat those laws when your religion becomes the minority.

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imdstuf 08/21/08 - 02:06 pm
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Oh the commissioners bucked

Oh the commissioners bucked alright. They buckled to a holier than though Christian minority. Is breaking the laws doing the right thing? You state your opinions are though they are facts. What offends you does not offend everyone. Why is to each his own a wrong sentiment? Because you want to control others? Stay in bed and keep your eyes closed. You might find something offensive. Meanwile instead of being a downer like you I will live my life and enjoy things. I will take things I do not like in stride. As long as they are not impeding me from doing what I want to do I care less about them.

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GACopperhead 08/21/08 - 02:08 pm
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So, who's going to take on

So, who's going to take on the strip clubs on Broad St?

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aftbrn 08/21/08 - 02:38 pm
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Thers's strip clubs down on

Thers's strip clubs down on Broad St.? Damn knew i missed something last time I was downt there for first Friday. How do I find them,....?

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tarbaby8 08/21/08 - 03:00 pm
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Good job Evans. Every time

Good job Evans. Every time an undercover freak like you bring up X-Mart, more and more X-Mart supporters come out to support the business. I guess you should be proud of the commissioners for doing this because it is about the only thing that they've done. This is an "Entertainment" city. It has been like that for a very long time now. So for all of you closet freaks(commissioners, perverted religious figures, Nathan Evans), just lock yourselves in your bedrooms when X-Mart opens because I know it's gonna be very difficult to prevent yourselves from shopping at the X-Mart store.

As It Is
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As It Is 08/21/08 - 08:15 pm
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It has nothing to do with

It has nothing to do with morals - you really think Augusta Commissoners make moral decisions??? They do what they want, legal or not, smart or ignorant using our tax dollars. By the way, thanks for the letter from Evans. Since this isn't costing you a penny, why don't you start a fund to help support the commissoners in their moral quest instead of waisting our tax dollars that we desperately need. I don't care for or want the store but they met their legal obligations, opened legally, follow the current laws and have one every battle thus far in court. Meanwhile out county has and is continuing to waist thousands of dollars that we don't even have available to spend. If they had the forethought to have the laws on the books prior to the store opening then we wouldn't be in this situation but this is a lost cause at this point. If you don't like the store, don't go there - it is better to have the stuff behind closed doors vs. how it is now in open gas stations and within sections of video stores.

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No_Longer_Amazed 08/21/08 - 09:31 pm
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I am surprised that no one

I am surprised that no one has put the writer of this LTE in his place. His statement is that "I applaud the outstanding character that our Augusta commissioners have displayed in their courageous decision to fight against the pornography pushers behind the X-Mart." OUR commissioners? When did Evans become part of Augusta-Richmond Country? It is the Augusta-Richmond County taxpayers who will end up paying for this.

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