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  • Guest Editorial: "Update the voter lists"

    Guest Editorial: "Update the voter lists"

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:20:08 GMT
    A disturbing fact came to light this week about the voting process in the state of Alabama. According to figures from the U.S. Census and from the Alabama Secretary of State's office  four counties, Macon,More >>
    A disturbing fact came to light this week about the voting process in the state of Alabama. According to figures from the U.S. Census and from the Alabama Secretary of State's office  four counties, Macon,More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Responsibility to Pets"

    Guest Editorial: "Responsibility to Pets"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:30:22 GMT
    National Pet Week is coming up in May, a good time to think about domesticated animals and our responsibility to them. In the Montgomery Humane Shelter alone nearly 3,300 animals have been taken in overMore >>
    National Pet Week is coming up in May, a good time to think about domesticated animals and our responsibility to them. In the Montgomery Humane Shelter alone nearly 3,300 animals have been taken in overMore >>
  • Editorial: "Hands Off!"

    Editorial: "Hands Off!"

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:20:14 GMT
    Hands off!  That's what every parent of a student wants to say to a teacher, coach or substitute teacher with desires other than educational, related to our children.  This year alone in our area a femaleMore >>
    Hands off!  That's what every parent of a student wants to say to a teacher, coach or substitute teacher with desires other than educational, related to our children.More >>
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  • Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 7:15 PM EST2013-12-25 00:15:09 GMT
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy HolidaysMore >>
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy Holidays and that certainly includes Christmas.More >>
  • Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Thursday, December 19 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-20 00:20:06 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
  • Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-18 00:20:09 GMT
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Our editorial on "Voting Interest" elicited this response from W Boartfield: "I along with others consider themselves to be an independent and therefore cannot or will not vote in a primary election which forces us to declare a party.  Inaction is not always a sign of indifference, sometimes it's as simple as people refusing to be forced into a political party." 

Johnny Letson's response to our guest editorial on "Crossover Voting" was pointed: "Forget crossover voting in runoffs.   What about simply voting for the candidate you like best? Currently I cannot do this even in the primaries.  If I like a Democratic candidate for one race and a Republican for another I must choose a single party's ballot by law and both parties like it that why. Primaries are paid by the state, by me.  Why does the state allow the parties to deny my choices in this way?"

Joyce Elaine Reaves Oswald shared that sentiment: "Voting has become far too hard.  You should be able to just go mark the box of whomever you would like to vote for no matter what party they are in.   You should not be forced to pick a party, just a person." 

Regarding our editorials on the oil spill, H. Kenneth White, an engineer from Pike Road, Alabama, emailed the oil spill is not a tragedy, it's a travesty: "American ingenuity can put a man on the moon, fire a missile from half way around the world into a specific window pane in a war zone – surely American ingenuity could have stopped this leak a long time ago – if allowed to do so.  But politics would not allow that.  Politicians have benefitted by BP's PAC.  By not accepting help offered by other countries initially, our government is still letting BP try to salvage an oil well riddled with well documented safety violations.  Cleanup workers sit idly in vans because work time is limited by OSHA. Oil is ruining our gulf, killing wildlife, destroying our way of life and putting thousands out of work.  Shame on BP!  Shame on our politicians! 

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