In response to “For Congress: Watt, Roberts and Hudson” (Our View, Oct. 14):
Endorsement of Richard Hudson encourages more gridlock
No surprises in the paper’s board choosing Jennifer Roberts in the 9th, and Mel Watt in the 12th; neither brings much to the table. As an unaffiliated voter in the 8th, I find your choice of Richard Hudson almost laughable. You admit his job performance would be debatable – an understatement to say the least.
To me, it’s a choice between someone who is not afraid of being a party pawn being told what to do and when by John Boehner. Or, someone who is willing to cast votes on what he believes the people back home would like to have instead of party bosses.
Pittenger honorable, will stop wasteful Washington spending
I know Robert Pittenger and his family and I can safely say that he is a man of strong integrity and has very strong family values.
He does not have to run for public office because he is a very successful businessman. He cares deeply about our great country. It is for this reason that he wants to represent our state in Washington. He wants to stop all the wasteful spending that is bringing our country down.
Cynthia Janet Carr
Still waiting for a plan on how to control spending, create jobs
I need to know where the leadership has been with the federal government; I just saw where we had another $1 trillion deficit. The Federal Reserve just prints money, and there is no plan to create jobs or stabilize our wild spending except to borrow more and spend on things that are not necessities.
Can those supporting the incumbent and the one wanting the job give concrete plans?
David F. Payne
Spending on war, lowering the deficit doesn’t really add up
Please stop printing letters from readers who think we can invade every Middle Eastern country, support Israel, NOT revive the draft and lower the deficit. (Oh, yes, one way to keep the billions going to support more wars is to not fund education and health care!)
Hope and change is failing
to work for America
Promoting “hope” is great, appealing to every one with a warm and fuzzy good feeling. Proposing “change,” without specifics, is so hazardous and full of ambiguities that it is worthy of zero trust.
A politician campaigning with a theme of “change,” unsupported by a litany of specifications on the shape and size of the changes intended, should be rejected outright.
The evidence is overwhelming that “Hope and Change” has failed to work for the past four years and the request for four more should be denied!
Handley H. Fincher
In response to “Romney reassures conservatives in N.C.” (Oct. 11):
Did Billy Graham endorse Romney? It’s not clear
It’s not clear that Billy Graham endorsed Mitt Romney. What is clear is that Franklin Graham wants everyone to think his father endorses Romney. Franklin has often said he is not like his father, which is evident. Billy Graham is and always has been a Christian man whose integrity has never wavered. Please don’t compare him to Huckabee, Robinson, Swaggert and others.
If you noticed on the news, Franklin was the one nodding in agreement. Billy Graham is old, not senile. We should remember what the Good Book says about “lying tongues and feet that are swift to run to mischief.”
In response to “At rally, Farrakhan urges Obama to fight" (Oct. 15):
Hateful Farrakhan shouldn’t be supported by our officials
When people speak of racists and hateful people, Louis Farrakhan should top the list. If a conservative city council member went to an opposite, but equivalent, rally, like Vilma Leake did, he would be demonized and there would be rioting in the streets.
He is the most intolerable and racist person I’ve heard in a long time.
In response to “Elon SGA wants restaurant banned from campus” (Oct. 14)
Isn’t banning Chick-fil-A a form of discrimination by students?
To ban Chick-fil-A from a college because of Dan Cathy’s personal beliefs (which he was pointedly asked to state) is the ultimate hypocrisy and akin to reverse discrimination.
Obviously, the SGA of Elon University believes everyone is entitled to their beliefs or opinions, but they are punishing Dan Cathy for his. To be fair, the SGA needs to research the beliefs of every president/CEO of every vendor on campus and of every store they personally patronize.