Dear Editor:

I really disagree with Mr. Lord’s assertion that the City of Homer and Chimney Oaks problems are invalid. If you have kept up with the goings-on you would quickly see that the City of Homer appears to go out of its way to thwart anything the golf course requests - for years. I am not a privy to whatever wrong doing the owners have done to cause such animosity from the city. One would think the city would be more forthcoming to an enterprise that would increase tax revenues and provide another source of recreation to our county.

On the matter of alcohol sales, it is time for Homer to come into the 21st century, again increased tax revenue! Besides, we are supposed to have separation of church and state and alcohol sales opposition is from the side of religion, not state.

Sincerely.

Virginia Cullipher, Lula

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Tom Lord

Ms. Cullipher's response on the issue of the sale of alcohol in the City of Homer on Sunday's misses the mark. The leadership for the City of Homer is tasked with representing the wishes of the people of Homer - while operating within Federal, State, and Local law. Using the separation of Church and State argument just doesn't work. That would be like arguing that State, County, and Local governments should legalize Horse Racing, Gambling, Prostitution, Marijuana, Illicit Drugs, and any other Special Interest that would increase tax revenue for the State. There is no question that all of those things have a negative impact on the quality of life in the Community. We don't need to legalize anything that will accelerate the decline of Society as we know it. Really, we need to work to repair the damage that has already been done.

There are many things that are far more important than money. Sunday is the Lord's day. It should be a day that begins with prayer and includes Worship at your local Church with Family, Friends, and Neighbors.

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