Inflammatory film led to deaths in Libya; that’s not free speech
I was taught that freedom of speech does not extend to yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater.
But that’s exactly what the makers of the anti-Islam film did. Americans are now dead as a result.
In response to “Firm to tally DNC’s impact” (Sept. 12):
Better uses for money CRVA plans to spend on DNC study
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority has announced it will pay an unknown sum to an outside group to conduct a study to see if the DNC brought to Charlotte the $75 million the CRVA promised.
Will the outcome of this study really benefit Charlotte monetarily?
Wouldn’t this money – likely to be tens of thousands of dollars – be better spent helping the homeless or other less fortunate families? Charlotte is a great city to live in but this is just another example of wasteful spending.
In response to “Vote Christian values? That’s not same to all” (Sept. 12 Editorial):
Won’t be fooled by attempts to coerce my Christian values
As a Christian, I say “thank you, thank you” for Wednesday’s editorial. I do the best I can, usually, to follow my beliefs. I object to politically motivated attempts to claim that if I am a Christian, I will do (vote) what any other person wants me to do (vote).
As a somewhat intelligent individual, I also resent the suggestion that I cannot discern the attempt of politically motivated individuals to dupe me into choosing (voting for) their candidates and parties.
In response to “Believers called on to vote with faith” (Sept. 10):
We’re fractured by religions that exclude rather than include
While I applaud their sincerity, I am troubled by Rick Santorum saying America is fractured because we have “gotten away from the teachings of God.”
From where I sit, America is fractured by being exclusive rather than inclusive.
When religion is inclusive as Jesus taught us, it is the most wonderful thing. Unfortunately, the converse is true – when it excludes people it is one of the worst things, as history has shown us time and time again.
The Golden Rule cannot be applied only to people who agree with you.
Will take Chicago-style politics to win; get in the game, Mitt
Mitt Romney’s ability to debate Barack Obama worries me. Saying “Obama is a nice guy, but in over his head” won’t cut it.
The real question is do you want more government or more freedom?
This election is going to be a South Chicago slam-down! Mitt needs to stop worrying whether there will be Grey Poupon at the opera house and take the gloves off. The elite don’t meet and greet in Chicago politics.
Man up Mitt, and get in the fight. And, for goodness sake, don’t take a knife to a gun fight.
In response to “Calif. delegates offer poor reviews for DNC hotel” (Sept. 11) and related articles:
Do right by Calif. delegates, DNC vendors who lost out
The Blake Hotel should offer a hefty refund to California delegates for their disappointing accommodations during our otherwise well-reviewed DNC.
Also, vendors at Legacy Village should get a full refund of fees for their ill-fated ordeal.
Let’s show the nation that Charlotteans know there are other factors more important than the bottom line.
In response to “Don’t want more ‘boots on the ground,’ won’t vote for Romney” (Sept. 12 Forum):
Stop blaming Bush; time for Obama to stand on his own
There’s that Bush thing again!
At what point do President Obama and potential voters like Forum writer Mel Steiner stand on their own two feet without a Bush crutch?
In response to Lane Filler “Two parties, not quite two planets. But nearly so” (Sept. 11 Viewpoint):
It’s the media that has an ‘entitlement mentality’
Op-Ed columnist Lane Filler makes the typical comments of a “reviewer” – all negative.
Few in the press realize the hard work, long hours and thousands of people that go into making something like the DNC come together. They show up and everything is “ready for them.” They enjoy the benefits of it without having participated in any way to make it happen.
So if anyone has an entitlement mentality, it is the press.
In response to “Ex-official had role in UNC job” (Sept. 12):
UNC Chapel Hill scandals a reality TV show in the making
I’d like to suggest that in the wake of the latest “travelgate” scandal involving Matt Kupec and Tyler Hansbrough’s mom – on top of everything else that has happened over the last several years – that my alma mater start a reality show called “The Real Administrators of UNC Chapel Hill.”
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