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Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Stadium security tightened” (Aug. 8):

Rules designed to protect crowd will deter this fan

You have successfully talked me out of attending any more of our Carolina Panthers games.

David Cabaniss

Charlotte


In response to “Mayoral hopeful: I am the white guy” (Aug. 7):

Charlotte has evolved, leaving candidates like Dunn behind

I was shocked when I read the statements Charlotte mayoral candidate Gary Dunn made about candidates, as well as the Black Caucus. His actions show he is not up for compromise, change or learning.

The city of Charlotte is quickly evolving, growing bigger and more diverse. Those like Mr. Dunn are not bad people, but will not get far in such an open-minded city.

Nothing will work without compromise. This has clearly been demonstrated by Congress.

Kayla Jackson

Charlotte


In response to “ID required everywhere else I’ve voted, should be in N.C.” (Aug. 7 Forum):

No need for photo ID; my identity already being verified

Forum wrier Janine Bradburn should come observe when my wife and I vote. First, we have to sign in and write our address. Then, we move to the table with registration rolls, where our names are searched in the book.

We’re in the book because we’re registered, having proved our identities. We’re always asked to orally confirm our address. Poll watchers from either party could challenge or question us, and historical records are kept to compare information.

Jim Morrill is a GOP shill in journalist’s clothing. And GOP efforts to restrict voting rights are undemocratic, transparent, racist and shamefully unworthy of the once-great party of Lincoln.

Daniel VanAtta

Mint Hill


In response to “Fort Hood defendant admits guilt” (Aug. 8):

Fort Hood killer no martyr; he should be given death penalty

Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 unarmed U.S. soldiers and officers and wounded more than 30 others.

Hasan is no martyr; he is in fact a coward!

He was masquerading as a U.S. Army officer until he was informed he was to deploy to Afghanistan. Only then did he decide he was part of an army waging an immoral war against Muslims.

If justice is to be served, as soon as possible after his conviction he should be put to death.

Neil Grace

Charlotte


In response to “ ‘Dream 9’ immigrant activists are released” (Aug. 8) and related articles:

Misleading to say immigrants living in the shadows in U.S.

Interesting. Upon return to the U.S. from Mexico, Dream 9 immigrant activist Maria Peniche says, “I feel like I have so much freedom here. I can be myself and not be afraid.”

That’s life “in the shadows”?

Phil Clutts

Harrisburg

Congress to blame for letting illegal immigrants jump the line

Those who entered this country illegally, for any reason, are guilty of breaking in line and taking the place of those who were waiting lawfully to enjoy the benefits of the U.S. economy.

They broke into the front of the line and took jobs. They broke in line and took seats in public classrooms. And now they’re demanding more.

Let them all self-deport, and let Congress stand at the border to bid them “adios” with apologies for allowing them to have been lured here in the first place. It’s all Congress’ fault for not enforcing border laws.

I’d rather have citizens who by waiting in line demonstrate that they are law-abiding people who respect the rights of others.

Lana Davidson

Taylorsville


In response to “Dish customers lose WBTV” (Aug. 2):

Customers like me collateral damage in Dish/Raycom battle

As a Dish customer, I am caught in the crossfire.

If you talk to Dish TV, Raycom Media is asking for four times more money than others. If you talk to Raycom, Dish is asking more than any other providers.

All we as customers are getting is the blame game, but we’re not getting CBS programming.

I’m so fed up. Sadly, my only recourse is to switch providers.

The days of customer first are gone with these two businesses. I guess greed is still good.

Margaret Haughton

Lake Wylie, S.C.


We told son to leave N.C., go where teachers are respected

The writer is an Iredell County teacher.

I am upset by the N.C. legislature’s decision to stop paying the 10 percent increase to teachers who earn a master’s degree.

As a husband and father of three, the pay increase was one of the primary reasons I earned my master’s. I learned many things that I use on a daily basis in my classroom.

My oldest son is in the undergraduate teaching program at Appalachian State University. He will not be getting his master’s in North Carolina as we have counseled him to move to another state that values public school teachers and work on it there.

The legislature’s decision is another sign of how poor public education has become in the “Great State of North Carolina.”

Charles J. Flay

Ronda

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