Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
June 30
06:00 2016


To The Editor:

Human nature today is no different than it was in the beginning. That includes race, ethnicity, socio-economic status or religion. We are made up of two opposing sides- one good, the other is deceitful. Which one do you feed? When the deceitful side is fed, we use fear and ignorance to divide and conquer. North Carolina’s HB2 is a prime example. According to the majority of the General Assembly, the LBGT Community is a monster. They’ve used a portion of the Bible to portray these people as Satan who comes to seek and to destroy. What evidence has been presented to suggest that this community is attacking or frightening women and children in public restrooms or anywhere else for that matter?

Now let’s examine the remainder of this bill drawn up by the “good” Christians in this state. These politicians ran some very ugly campaigns to get to Raleigh. They told us a lot of junk and what did they do? They made laws that hurt the average citizen in the state. Another component of HB2 prohibits city and county governments from requiring private contractors to pay a set wage for awarded projects. The third component of this legislation prevents you from using the state courts to file discrimination lawsuits against employers. Filing a federal claim is much more costly and time consuming than a state case. Will businesses come to North Carolina with good wages that enable us to participate freely in the economic system, stabilize our families, and have a decent quality of life or will we be peons in a system that makes the wealthy wealthier?

The politicians (from all parties) tell us exactly what we want to hear; however once elected, they remain loyal to their big financial contributors. What about their constituents?I’m just saying – speaking of monsters …

Mildred S. Peppers


Following in their footsteps

To the Editor:

When Muhammad Ali challenged the system by refusing to serve in the United States Army, he was following the footsteps of other historical African-Americans, who also challenged the system such as: Richard Allen, David Walker, Sarah Parker Redmond, Nat Turner, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Henry McNeal Turner, Jack Johnson, Mary Church Terrell, Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, Elijah Muhammad, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan.  There were others, but are too numerous to name. Some of these men and women were former slaves that fought the system and “powers that be” for their freedom, civil rights, human rights, dignity, manhood and womanhood.  Some even gave their lives for their beliefs.  They not only wanted to make things better for themselves, but also for society and humanity.

Dr. Lenwood G. Davis


A lesson from Huckleberry Finn

To the Editor:

Young and old can still learn from Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. Young Huck had a keen eye for recognizing fraud, so he knew when the self-proclaimed “King” was pulling a con on the riverside folks.

When candidate Trump proposes immediate magical solutions to hurting Americans, I believe that’s the kind of “King” he would be!

Are we as savvy as Huckleberry?

Ellen S. Yarborough


Congresswoman Alma S. Adams releases statement on announcement for Supreme Court to hear appeal from the State of North Carolina.

Congresswoman will continue to serve the 12th

To The Editor:

Today the United States Supreme Court announced that it will take under review the redistricting case impacting North Carolina’s 1st and 12th Congressional Districts, of which I serve in the 12th.

Today’s decision will allow the court Adams  to decide whether or not the 1st and the 12th Congressional Districts illegally compacts minority communities into those congressional districts.

As I have said before, this is a wait-and-see process to determine how this will impact my constituents. Therefore, I am focused and committed to serving the current 12th Congressional District until January 2017.

Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12)

Washington, D.C.

Statement from  NCDP on  Trump’s Speech

To The Editor:

Trump talks tough on trade, but his actions speak louder than his words. Trump’s own products are made overseas. Trump ties are made  China.

Trump suits are made in Mexcio. Trump furniture is made in Turkey. Trump picture frames are made in India, and Trump barware is made in Slovenia. Hillary Clinton has a strong record of standing up to countries that break the rules, and she has a comprehensive plan to address unfair and illegal trade practices as President.

Dave Miranda, spokesman

North Carolina Democratic Party

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