States’ rights, sum­mer pay

The Covington News - - Opinion -

The rights be­long­ing to the var­i­ous states, es­pe­cially with ref­er­ence to the strict in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion, by which all rights not del­e­gated by the Con­sti­tu­tion to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment be­long to the states.

Vam­pire Di­aries

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Dur­ing the last 20 years, the fed­eral gov­ern­ment has con­tin­u­ally forced more laws and reg­u­la­tions on states, and con­sti­tu­tion­al­ists would ar­gue that the feds have over­stepped their bounds.

- ly stand up to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and refuse to ac­qui­esce to some­thing Ge­or­gians see as un­fair.

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has de­manded that pri­vate sec­tor sea­sonal em­ploy­ees, such as con­tracted bus driv­ers and cafe­te­ria work­ers and pri­vate school months that they are not em­ployed, even though they fully un­der­stood the longevity of the job when they ac­cepted it.

We com­mend Ge­or­gia La­bor Com­mis­sioner Mark But­ler for tak­ing a stand and re­fus­ing to restart those - ment threat­ens to pull all un­em­ploy­ment fund­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the state of Ge­or­gia al­ready has bor­rowed $740 mil­lion dol­lars dur­ing past years to main­tain such pro­grams. Any fu­ture dol­lars need to go to those who truly are job­less, not those whose jobs sim­ply have a sum­mer break. Fur­ther­more, But school em­ploy­ees are not el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive such

The 10th Amend­ment of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion was - tially, op­pres­sive fed­eral gov­ern­ment.

Ge­or­gia’s hand by cut­ting mil­lions in fed­eral aid, so be it.

De­spite the econ­omy, we think many Ge­or­gians would be re­cep­tive to pay a few more tax dol­lars to in­sure the fed­eral gov­ern­ment doesn’t con­trol how our state is run. That re­spon­si­bil­ity be­longs to the cit­i­zens of Ge­or­gia, not some dis­tant Wash­ing­ton bu­reau­crats.

We are glad to see our myth­i­cal city of Mys­tic Falls, Va. spring back to life.

The Cov­ing­ton square was atwit­ter as both the tourists and vam­pires have re­turned.

The Vam­pire Di­aries se­ries be­gan its fourth sea­son of pro­duc­tion here in Cov­ing­ton and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

We rec­og­nize that a few folks feel the vam­pires and their ad­mir­ers from around the world are an in­tru­sion on our quiet lit­tle town. We are sorry for their small in­con­ve­niences.

Most of us rec­og­nize the fact that the tax col­lected and money spent in lo­cal restau­rants and busi­nesses is im­mea­sur­able and has helped the lo­cal econ­omy dur­ing our eco­nomic down­turn.

The city of Cov­ing­ton is known throughout the world in a pos­i­tive way be­cause of our vam­pires.

We wel­come back the cast and pro­duc­tion crew of the Vam­pire Di­aries, and we ap­pre­ci­ate the fact that Mys­tic Falls has be­come syn­ony­mous with Cov­ing­ton, Ga. be­cause of this show.

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