What Moral Monday crowd seeks will lead to bankruptcy
Moral Monday protesters are asking for the same things that brought Detroit to its knees.
Far too many have come to believe that a greater dependence on federal, state and local government agencies is a God-given right. Sooner or later that mindset results in more takers than givers.
We must stand up for what is good for our country, instead of our own wallets. Its the only way to regain what has been lost and return to a robust economy that benefits not just a few, but all Americans.
Tone of protest was spot on; this is a call to morality
Its about time! The language and tone at Moral Monday in Charlotte were clearly a call to morality and faith-based actions.
Ever since the hypocritical creation of the Moral Majority years ago, progressives have let the right wing get away with promoting the money-and power-grabbing interests of an amoral few, hiding behind the sham of Christian-based values and morality.
Moral Monday supporters have it right. There can be no doubt that Jesus preached taking care of the sick and the poor and believed in communities taking care of each other.
Well done, Rev. William Barber and the NAACP.
Give McCrory time, hell mimic success of other GOP governors
Moral Monday attendees and other naysayers pounding Gov. Pat McCrory should take a step back and research the record achieved by Republican governors who took over in predominantly Democratic states.
I refer to Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida. All three were saddled with high unemployment and budget deficits. Under Republican governors each has seen unemployment drop and currently has a budget surplus.
Give Gov. McCrory his time in office and lets see the results. If his stewardship is a disaster, vote him out of office. Thats the democratic process at its best.
Brooke S. Dickson
In response to BofA cuts back drive-up teller lanes (Aug. 21):
Closing drive-up windows hurts elderly, moms with kids in tow
Bank of America shows no regard for the handicapped, elderly and mothers in eliminating drive-ups at some locations.
Mothers with infants, toddlers and young children will have to get them out of the vehicle and herd them into the bank. It should also be noted that using a drive-up eliminates the possibility of the customer being exposed to a bank robbery.
I see no added expense in retaining drive-ups. If they are slow, then eliminate the drive-up teller and let the inside tellers catch the occasional drive-up.
In response to State gives reservoir project an unprecedented pass (Aug. 21):
Decision by those who protect N.C.s water should alarm us all
Our regulators are under tremendous pressure to allow corporations and wealthy investors to use and pollute our water without government interference. Corporate-sponsored politicians are rolling back long-standing protections for our water and air the common wealth that belongs to all of us.
Those who want our state to remain a livable, healthy place for our children and grandchildren need to pay attention and speak out.
Water is not merely a tool for economic development; it is necessary for life. And its not something we can just manufacture after we ruin what we have.
Validating ID is fundamental
to conducting fair elections
During my annual wellness visit my physicians receptionist required my health care card, my photo ID and a handprint scan.
I would suggest that everyone who wants acceptable personal identification already has it. Its the way business is conducted in todays society.
All the bluster about voter ID is nothing more than politically motivated rhetoric.
Dont let GOPs sleight of hand obscure real issue on voter ID
Voters should not be distracted by the Raleigh GOP sleight-of-hand tricks that take attention off the real issues.
Voter ID is not the primary concern. It is the restrictions on access to voting fewer days, etc. that will have the biggest impact in favoring Republicans.
Anger over salaries paid to young political activists obscures the real issue.
The media must stay focused on the real issues and not contribute to the obfuscations that hide the long-term effects of these decisions.
Michael P. Kennedy
In response to Officials blame Carolinas laws (Aug. 20):
New York, not North Carolina, is the problem on gun running
It is New Yorks oppressive, unconstitutional restrictions on the Second Amendment that makes gun running a profitable venture for criminals. Just as alcohol Prohibition gave us Al Capone and Tammany Hall, so have assaults on basic Americans freedom and right to self defense created an environment where criminals can easily gain the upper hand. As a native New Yorker, Im glad that Mayor Michael Bloombergs ban everything, stop and frisk anyone rampage will be ending soon.
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