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Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Graham: Obama will doom America” (Nov. 8):

Franklin Graham tarnishing his father’s work – and his own

I have always admired Billy and Ruth Graham for being inclusive in their witnessing to millions. When religion is inclusive, it is at its best. Yet, when it excludes, the opposite is true.

This is not the first time Franklin Graham has been exclusive in his statements. He is driving people away with divisive comments, as well as dishonoring the legacy of the many wonderful things he and his parents have done.

Keith Wilson

Charlotte


Election convinced me we’re now ‘an entitlement society’

We have been a blessed nation because of our love of God, respect for life and our belief in hard work. It was proven on Tuesday that half of our country no longer has these beliefs.

We are now an entitlement society, which is one of our president’s strategies in his march to socialism.

Taking money from others is immoral behavior and will not be blessed. Until our society realizes this we will all suffer.

Angela Stegall

Monroe

In response to “On day after, GOP asks what went wrong” (Nov. 8):

Careful GOP or those strategies to thwart Dems may backfire

After enduring a big-time thumping by President Obama, conservative strategist Brent Bozell has laid out apath for Republicans to follow for the 2016 election:

• Do not participate in anything that furthers the Democratic agenda.

• Defund Obamacare

• Defund Planned Parenthood

• Defund PBS.

He failed to mention: Continue efforts to disenfranchise voters via voter ID laws, etc.

Sounds like a sure prescription for a Hillary Clinton victory in 2016. Works for me.

Bonner Mills

Mount Holly

Tired of Observer promoting Obama, lie about Benghazi

Obama is a moderate Republican? Wow, who knew?

And, you may wish to check your facts about the anti-Muslim filmmaker. He had nothing to do with the protests in Libya and the administration knew it at the time they first floated it as an attempt to cover up their incompetence. So you can stop promoting this lie now, the election is over.

Frances Magee

Charlotte

In response to “Cheer up, Republicans; Obama is actually one of you guys” (Nov. 8 Opinion):

To turn things around, GOP must first see error of its ways

The current Republican Party is a pathetic reflection of its former self, looking more and more foolish each time it sidles up to the fundamentalism and bigotry of this nation’s Franklin Grahams.

The party’s leadership fears difference, silences dissent, mocks scientific facts and champions selfishness – e.g., the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

Rational, fair-minded people will continue to flee the party unless it comes to its senses and swings back to the center.

Tom Lannin

Charlotte

GOP reach out? No! Americans must come to their senses

Pundits say Republicans must learn how to contact Blacks, Hispanics, youth and women to earn their vote.

No! Blacks, Hispanics, youth and women have to learn to vote for what is good for America.

In this election they did not, and they trashed a sound plan that would have resurrected America, and instead voted to recycle Obama’s version of bankrupt European socialism.

Ed Mesko

Charlotte

In response to “Encore for Obama” (Nov. 7 and 8):

Give Obama his due, he didn’t win by a ‘narrow’ margin

Your storyline Wednesday, and repeated in Thursday’s special edition, said Obama won “by the barest of margins” and mentioned his “narrow win.”

Reputable, credible news sources characterized his 303-206 electoral margin as a decisive victory.

On election night a Fox News anchor asked Karl Rove: “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?” To paraphrase: Does the Observer write stories just for Republicans to make itself feel better?

Jim Price

Huntersville


A sure-fire plan they could’ve used to avoid fiscal cliff

Less than two months to go and still no meaningful resolutions on the fiscal cliff. The consensus now is to come up with a short-term compromise – kick the can down the road again – to halt the sequestration.

I wonder if we’d still be having this problem if instead of threatening tax, budget and defense cuts, the Super Committee had said: “Pass a budget or members Congress never get another raise, or members of Congress will serve only one term?”

Barry McKillop

Charlotte


Something we can all work together on: those yard signs

The division in this country was shown by the results of the election Tuesday. But one issue where the people can stand together: Demanding a quick clean-up of the candidates’ yard signs. Like so many of those elected, I am certain there is a time limit for their removal.

Brian Hartis

Mint Hill

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