Pastor Daniels even goes further, by questioning the calls Sheriff J.B. Smith made to other law enforcement agencies across the state really shows how little knowledge he actually has of the propositions he is so adamantly against. Sheriff Smith did exactly what the head of any law enforcement agency would do — gather the appropriate statistical data from similar communities so he can return credible, “real-time” information back to the citizens he is charged to protect. To cast aspersions regarding the motives of a very fine law enforcement professional such as Sheriff Smith is an embarrassing moment for Pastor Daniels.
Couple these statements together, and you really must question the judgment and integrity of Pastor Daniels as the leader of his Stand Strong for Tyler coalition. I believe he owes women in general, and Sheriff Smith specifically, an unequivocal apology.
Norman B. Poppell
Smith County is losing valuable sales tax money in these tough economic times because some people don’t want liquor to be sold or consumed. Perhaps they believe just because liquor is not sold in this county or town, people will not drink.
Gregg County has liquor sales and they have jobs from money they invest the sales tax money for economic development.
If some people don’t want to have a drink, then don’t drink. But they should stop trying to take another one of our rights away, just like they did with smoking.
The nation tried to stop liquor sales before, but that didn’t work out well then, either. It was called Prohibition and all it did was cause policing problems.
Let’s vote to allow alcohol sales, and put the money to good use — creating jobs.
Then there was the attack on our diplomatic establishments in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killed. For over a week, President Barack Obama and his representatives told us it was the result of spontaneous riots sparked by a video critical of Mohammed.
When Obama was getting his highly-touted education at Columbia and Harvard, he should have taken a course in Modern American History. Maybe he would have learned it wasn’t the Watergate break-in that destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency, but the attempted cover-up.
The obvious solution to this problem is to vote Obama out of office on Tuesday.