In response to “Taxpayers need to see details on mayor’s capital plan” (Oct. 2 Forum):
Say ‘no’ to tax increase to fund Mayor Foxx’s capital plan
What Mayor Foxx needs to see is the working mother standing at the gas pump after picking her child up from day care. She’s in total despair over the money going in to her gas tank. She still needs to go to the grocery store, but all her funds have just gone in the tank.
How will she feed her family? How can she possibly continue to pay the mortgage, child care and the sky-high price of gas?
The mayor wants to add another burden to her shoulders – a tax increase. Please Mayor Foxx and Charlotte City Council members, times are very hard. Don’t add to the problem.
Want fair elections? Then both parties must support voter ID
As long as there are groups around like Strategic Allied Consulting and ACORN, who’ve both been involved in voter fraud, why would anyone object to showing ID when voting?
I am tired of people using excuses that they cannot get the ID. That excuse doesn’t work for anything else – getting on an airplane, going to school, to the doctor, etc.
Voting changes our country, and we need to be very sure that our votes count. Why would anyone object to confirming their ID unless they had the wrong intentions or were afraid their candidate wouldn’t win?
Let’s put the brakes on Obama’s request for $450M for Egypt
As Americans we’ve been told time and again not to judge the entire Muslim world based on those who are terrorists. OK, I get it and never did that anyway.
However, some mental midget makes a trashy movie and every American everywhere is condemned. I guess I have a problem with that.
Now, on the heels of riots protesting the United States and condemning us all to death, President Obama wants to give Egypt $450 million right away and a billion over time.
Please Congress, stop this madness.
Kenneth M. Kyzer
In response to “Atlantic drilling closer in both Obama’s, Romney’s policies” (Oct. 2):
Romney will open offshore drilling, can’t count on Obama
If President Obama is even looking at offshore drilling, it’s all lip service to get re-elected, and you know it.
President Bush opened offshore drilling in 2007 by executive order. One of the first executive orders Obama gave was to reverse Bush’s order.
Obama will not open offshore drilling. But Romney will.
Romney hasn’t sold me on picking newcomer over Obama
I’m an independent 53 percenter and I want the truth on what Mitt Romney is going to do for me. I don’t like many of the stands of either party, so I’ll vote either for or against one of these candidates. But all the lies and obfuscation isn’t giving me a reason to vote for a newcomer whose policies are not known.
In response to “Making a case for secularism, science in America” (Sept. 29):
Not sharing same belief doesn’t make me ‘anti-intellectual’
The American Humanist Association’s David Niose asserts that anyone who does not adhere to his beliefs is “anti-intellectual.” That’s the most egregious example of intolerant arrogance I can recall since Nikita Khrushchev’s shoe banging tirade at the United Nations.
The secular evolutionistic theory Mr. Niose proposes requires belief that everything, by itself, came from absolutely nothing and that complex develops from simple. Those tenets are neither scientific, mathematical, nor intellectual.
It is not anti-intellectual to scrutinize this dogma. Name-calling is no substitute for serious academic discourse.
In response to “America’s nutrition Nazis are watching what we eat” (Oct. 2 Viewpoint):
Ban chocolate bars? Let’s not forget – jobs are at stake
A Colorado school has “outlawed” the sale of sweets for school fundraisers?
Well, guess we can look forward to a decline in sales of the World’s Finest Chocolate, and with it the jobs of the people who make these delicious candy bars.
So much for the president’s desire to create jobs.
Stephen V. Gilmore
Time for candidates to focus on stories of a stronger America
Gov. Romney’s campaign would be well served to promote stories like that of Romana Bañuelos, the thirty-fourth Treasurer of the United States.
Her story captures the heart beat of the American dream and reminds us of the wonderful work ethic and family values of most Americans, in particular our Hispanic friends.
Now is the time for someone to remind us about the greatness of our country, our people! From where I sit, Romney and his opponent lack the courage to do just that.
Romana knew that her future belonged, as does America’s, to those “who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – not in the fear of failure and despair.
John Wayne Parrish Jr.