To the Advertiser-Gleam:

I have an opinion to Lt Col John Coffindaffer’s article, "Please Remember what you Left" in the Gleam on January 5. Both my husband and I are from northern states.

We find the beauty of the Grant/Guntersville area a desirable place to live. We engage in friendly conversation and believe everyone seeks political and economic relief during this moment in history. We pledge allegiance to the flag that flies over the United States Capitol. The article mentioned above is divisive. We need to find common ground in which to fined agreement.

As described in Article I of our Constitution, “We the People” represents one “Republic” where “supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.” Article II denotes Executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.

The Constitution is the Rule of Law for a Democracy. Pray tell what would happen to Social Security, Medicare, taxation, profit sharing etc….in a “decentralized” controlled state government. Would any unaffiliated religion be banned from the southern states? Would the southern states accept “social ideals” that would allow liberty and justice for all?

Death, taxes and change has always been and will continue to be a part of reality. An opening of the heart is an essential aspect of human morality.

Jeane Jarvis

Intensive Care Nurse (ret) 


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