Sequestration was a White House idea. Now it is reality. Surely the president must realize that it is bad politics to disappoint many thousands of Americans — especially our youth, who are tomorrow’s voters.
WAYNE KERR, STOCKBRIDGE
Koop volunteered for
Africa medical effort
Our nation recently lost a great public health advocate, former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Serving under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Dr. Koop was lauded for his work informing Americans about the emerging epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
What most people don’t know about “Chick” Koop are his vast contributions to the field of global health — an area of great importance to Georgia and to MAP International, the Atlanta-based NGO that provides medicines, prevents disease and promotes health development to more than 25 million people every year.
MAP was fortunate to have had Dr. Koop’s service as a valuable volunteer and board member in the early years of our work bringing donated medicines to developing countries throughout Africa.
We are privileged to have had Dr. Koop as an adviser, leader and influencer for MAP International. His contributions from over 50 years ago continue in the health and well-being of thousands today.
MICHAEL NYENHUIS, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MAP INTERNATIONAL
Can America support
I am a former volunteer ELS and citizenship instructor.
The one item we need to address — which is being totally ignored — in the immigration debate is the size of population over the coming generations that America can physically support in terms of land, agriculture and water (for starters).
VEREEN ALEXANDER, ATLANTA
Georgia defies trends,
allows guns in church
Regarding “Expanded gun rights clear Georgia House” (News, March 8), while most of the country is attempting to craft some sensible gun control measures, our good old Republican reps, in their infinite wisdom, have voted to allow taking guns into church. Finally, and hallelujah! I guess you can never tell when a sermon just might rile someone up.
They done me proud again (not!).
JIM HOPE, DORAVILLE