In response to GOP-led legislature overrides all 3 vetoes (July 3):
Carney made honest mistake; not to allow fix is unethical
Im stunned to read that the Republicans resorted to cheating to pass the veto override of the fracking bill.
Its one thing to push as hard as possible to get the votes you need, but its another thing to take advantage of a procedural mistake then block any correction of the mistake.
This is unethical.
Rep. Carney gets no sympathy from me on that fracking vote
If Rep. Becky Carney truly made a mistake in voting to override the gubernatorial veto of the fracking legislation, she is too incompetent to be an N.C. legislator.
If there were other reasons why she voted that way, then claimed it was a mistake when it was too late to change her vote, then she is corrupt. Either way, she doesnt belong in the North Carolina House.
States dont get penalized, but individuals do? Makes no sense
Lets see if I have this straight on Obamacare
It is not OK for the federal government to penalize the states for a non-action, such as not expanding Medicaid.
But it is OK for the federal government to penalize individual citizens for a non-action, namely not buying health care.
Have I got it?
Roberts folded like a wet dish rag on Affordable Care Act
All evidence indicates that Chief Justice John Roberts changed his vote at a late date which allowed the Affordable Care Act to pass by a 5-4 vote.
Some attribute his change to brilliant, far-reaching thinking. I attribute it to capitulating to news articles that suggested his legacy was on the line and he folded like a wet dish rag.
John Roberts ignored his oath of office with this vote. He is a coward for not following his gut instinct, which had him voting against the act after all the oral arguments.
Vanity triumphed over common sense.
Both parties to blame; focus solely on fixing U.S. economy
Who says there isnt bipartisan spirit in Washington, D.C.?
They can work together every time its in their best interest! They always cooperate to launch endless foreign wars, spend money we didnt earn, export U.S. industries overseas, or open the local market to the foreign corporations.
If such policies were in the best national interest, there would be no record unemployment or colossal personal/national debt.
Our country has been stretched to the breaking point by both parties!
There isnt a single letter in the U.S. Constitution about leading the world just how to take care of America!
Take time to thank a federal employee for their service
The writer worked 37 years as a federal employee in the Department of the Army.
The contributions of federal workers will be very much in evidence today as Americans celebrate our nations birthday. Millions of Americans will check a weather report prepared by the National Weather Service, grill meat inspected by the USDA, and fly in skies kept safe by the Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration.
Others will enjoy our national parks, travel with children in car seats inspected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and visit post offices to mail items to loved ones in the military.
My fellow federal workers and I are proud of the jobs weve done for America for the last 236 years.
Charles Simms Sr.
In response to Jugis: Pray to end birth-control rule (July 2):
Gone are the days of more moderate Catholic clerics
As a Catholic, reading about Catholic Bishop Peter Jugis prayers for religious freedom caused me to reflect on the well-known clerics of the past.
Bishop Fulton Sheen is gone. Cardinal Richard Cushing is gone.
Sadly, Father Charles Coughlin is everywhere.
In response to Democrat Kissell bucks party on votes, wont back Obama (July 3):
No Kissell re-election sign
on my front lawn any more
The writer is First Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party in Cabarrus County.
In the past I voted for Larry Kissell. But over time, Ive found him to be more of a Republican than a Democrat. Regretfully, I cant take my vote back.
Last week, we got the final straw when Kissell voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
This is a blatant slap in the face to fair-minded people who watch and listen to the wild antics of politics in Washington.
Mr. Holder has been an extraordinary attorney general in support of the president, the country and the party.
Thats more than I can say for Larry Kissell.
John W. Price