In response to Airport: Did we mention were searching your cars? (Oct 8 O-pinion blogpost):
Airport car searches raise questions; I want answers
No one has detailed exactly what airport employees are searching for.
If something that doesnt violate security, say a legally stored gun, is found, what happens? Suppose something illegal is found, but its not a security threat?
I wonder if Interim Aviation Director Brent Cagle would be OK with a valet from an uptown restaurant searching his car before parking it in one of the public bank parking decks? Those big buildings are security risks too.
In response to Lewis arrested at D.C. rally (Oct. 9):
Arrest those causing stalemate, not those who seek reform
Do we really need to arrest congressmen for trying to get reasonable legislation passed in Congress?
We should arrest those who want to ruin this country, not those who seek needed reform.
Meanwhile, one person, the Speaker of the House, can prevent our entire country from passing reasonable laws.
Americans better wake up soon, or we will be a Third World country in all categories.
Daryl K. Solomonson
Opening National Mall to Dems shows preferential treatment
Shame, shame, shame on the Charlotte Observer.
You are doing the bidding of the Democratic party by running the propaganda picture of Rep. John Lewis being arrested during an immigration rally on the National Mall.
This was the same mall President Obama closed to WWII veterans and American citizens to cause maximum pain. But its OK to open it to push the Democrats political agenda.
Obama, the Democrats and liberal press disgust me.
In response to Shutdown blocks death benefits owed to families of 17 slain troops (Oct. 9):
Angers me to see families of slain troops suffer in shutdown
How can members of Congress sleep at night knowing that families of our fallen heroes are going without death benefits?
I am angry and believe members of Congress should be made to surrender half of their overloaded congressional pay to these families.
Havent they lost enough already? Unbelievable!
In response to Apparently affordable doesnt mean what I think it means and related Forum letters (Oct. 8):
Pin blame for high health insurance rates on McCrory
Forum writers Michael Yount and Julius Bryant, please direct the blame where it lies.
It was Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, not President Obama, who decided to not have North Carolina join the health care exchanges. Other states that did sign up have more options and lower costs.
Even your car insurance involves wealth redistribution
Forum writer Michael Yount complains, Obamacare is nothing more than one more form of wealth redistribution.
All insurance, and not just Obamacare, is a form of wealth redistribution: the wealth of accident-free drivers helps reimburse drivers who cause accidents; premiums paid by the living help to finance the lives of the heirs of the dead; and the wealth of the healthy pays for the care of the sick.
When we buy insurance, the promise of such redistribution is precisely what we are buying. I dont see why Obamacare incurs a special wrath, when the protest is really against the nature of insurance generally.
Dont mistake draw of subsidies as support for Obamacare
Obamacare supporters point to backlogs of people trying to sign up online as a sign of the programs popularity.
How hard is it to sell $10,000 worth of coverage with an $8,000 government subsidy? Sell cars that way and the line would go around the block 10 times!
To fix debt, just do your job; shutdown was unnecessary
I dont understand why it is so difficult to understand how to fix the debt problem.
Individual households do this every day. If you have to make one payment and these are your choices: Pay the power bill, make a payment on the second car, pay the cable bill, or go out to eat tonight, the choice is pretty simple. Its just common sense.
And you dont padlock the garage door until you sit down and figure out which bill to pay.
Bonnie L. Polansky
In response to Troopers to race fans: Park closer (Oct. 8):
Ive had it with race day traffic delays, Im staying home
The new traffic pattern at the speedway is not better. Fans park far away because they can walk and still get out quicker.
Most of my friends have had it with the traffic and no longer go to races due to delays getting home. And, lets face it, races cost more and with that comes boring racing from NASCAR. Id rather sit home than spend my hard-earned money on a frustrating event.
Fort Mill, S.C.
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