It’s about sacrifice and hard work

After reading a Letter to the Editor about respecting each other's viewpoint and Mr. Winters' column about politeness, I agree. Everyone should be that way. But unfortunately the media, which is 95 percent liberal, doesn't see it that way. If you don't agree with their viewpoint you are called every vile thing known to mankind.

The hypocrisy on the Left is just unbelievable. I was listening to a multi millionaire news caster on NBC criticizing the Right for unequal pay in the workforce. If he feels that way he should give up his grossly overpaid salary for newscasters that make a lot less.

Conservative like myself have no problem giving a hand up to someone going through hard times, but not a hand out to people who are just plain lazy. I grew up in a middle income household. After I left home and thanks to some stupid decisions on my part I ended up poor for a short time when I was a young man. I realized if I wanted to get out of my bad situation I was going to have to work my way out.

After serving 22 years in the military and working full-time and going to school I made it. I now work for a fantastic airline. My wife worked 3 part time jobs while going to college and then kept going to college while teaching full-time and got her Masters. She was able to retire at 47.

I once held the belief that the Democrats are for the poor people and the Republicans are for the rich.Then I started doing my research and realized that Democrats want to keep people dependent on the government for their vote and Republicans want people to be independent and be accountable for their own actions.

I make no apology for holding people accountable for their own actions, including myself. The problem is that liberals don't hold themselves accountable . They always blame someone else.

Do I feel guilty when I ride my $27,000 Harley Davidson motorcycle down the road? Or for living in a nice home in a nice community. Not at all. But liberals think I should be. And guilty of what? Sacrifice and hard work.

Tom Quattlebaum 

Newnan



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