DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2021

WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR INDIVIDUALISM

Many people tend to paint others with a wide paint brush these days: i.e. people of different races, different political parties, different “classes”, different genders, different occupations….well you get the picture.  Just because an individual is of a certain race, gender, party, etc., there are those who feel these groups must think or believe a certain way.  I, for one, do not think I have lost my individuality or humanism as I know “I am fearfully and wonderfully made,” by the one and only true God.  Among other things, there appears to be a movement to do away with gender, even though the Lord made “male and female….”  The House of Representatives has even gone to the extent of prohibiting pronouns being used in the Chamber that reflect gender! If we were all uniquely made, then why does our culture want to put us all in a melting pot, and why have we stopped looking at people as the individuals they were created to be? To prove how ridiculous it has gotten, the person administering the opening prayer this year in Congress, ended it with “amen and awoman”…what does that even mean!  I know that Amen means so be it, but I doubt very seriously anyone hearing the prayer knew what “awoman” meant.  As Forrest Gump said, “stupid is, is stupid does.” I remember  someone  once saying “The group is the gift of the individuals.”

Another example of how far our culture has moved from reality is evident of those who want to paint all police as bad because of a few bad apples that may be in some forces. Let me tell you a secret, there are bad apples in every profession out there.  Nevertheless, I can assure you that if you feel threatened in anyway, I can just bet “who you gonna call.”  One of my favorite movie stars is Denzel Washington, and  I loved the way he put it in an interview when asked his opinion of the police.  https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/denzel-washington-says-doesn-t-083828204.html.

 I feel much the same regarding our men in blue, especially our local forces, and want to thank them for their sacrifice they make every day!  I want to thank Sheriff Pounds and Chief Sparks for their leadership.  I feel confident and trust that these two gentlemen are addressing any appropriate training to curb any unnecessary harm or deaths both within their departments and our community.  And, we should make sure that we compensate our law enforcement personnel with an appropriate salary for the job they are called on to do.

SMALL BUSINESS GRANT – Up to $2,500 - FIRST COME FIRST SERVE - LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS

INFLATION – Have you noticed the prices on goods lately....already, gasoline went up 9% in one month.  Also, here are other increases on goods since 2020 per the Bureau of Labor Statstics:

        Eggs                                    4.7%
        Applicances –                    14.5%
        Propane/Kerosene            15.9%
        Lumber                              83.2%
        Plywood                             53%

 WANTED – YOUR VISION FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY:   The County is in the process of preparing a strategic plan for Douglas County for the next 5 years, and we are asking for your input and participation.
  1.  Contact me by return email that you are willing to have your voice heard and would like to participate in an on-line Zoom meeting.  You will be notified of upcoming meetings.
  2.  Click on the link below and fill out a form with your ideas for our future.   (MY DISTRICT 4 also includes the Mirror Lake area, Fairplay area, St. Andrews area, and most area on western side of Hwy 5, but also includes area between Arbor Place and Stewart Mill Rd.

Douglas County, GA (celebratedouglascounty.com).

TODAY (Unnown author)

Today I smiled and all at once, things didn’t look so bad.
Today I shared with someone else a bit of hope I had.
Today I sang a little song and felt my heart grow light,
And walked a happy little mile with not a cloud in sight.
Today I worked with what I had and longed for nothing more;
And what had seemed like only weeds were flowers at my door.
Today I loved a little more; complained a little less;
And in the giving of myself forgot my weariness.

Where there is no law, there is no liberty.  Benjamin Franklin