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Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “In primary, Tillis, Hagan, Haugh” (April 30 Editorial):

Voters won’t be fooled by Observer endorsement of Tillis

An Observer endorsement in a Republican primary is as useful as a vegetarian’s review of a steakhouse.

Veteran N.C. Republicans are smart enough to see through Thom Tillis’ tricks.

We remember how he started his political career, by smearing a good man, a good Republican, Rep. John Rhodes, who once won a legislator of the year award for exposing the corruption of Democrat Jim Black and his cronies.

Another good man is running for Senate from North Carolina, and his name is Greg Brannon.

Charles Held

Mount Holly


Rucho deserved endorsement, he’s a man of integrity

In response to your refusal to endorse Sen. Bob Rucho... (“Bradford for House; Arnold for Senate,” April 29 Editorial).

Sen. Rucho has done more over the past decade than any other elected representative, not only for the district he represents, but for Charlotte as a whole.

What’s more, his integrity and courage in attempting to save one of this city’s major assets, the airport, from the greedy grasp of corrupt city politicians marks him as a hero.

Nan Bauroth

Charlotte


In response to “NBA players cheer Sterling ban” (April 30):

Comment was racist, but this is a matter of personal rights

I stand with Evelyn Beatrice Hall who said “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

As I listened to the tape of Donald Sterling, I was outraged that someone who thought he was having a private conversation has been vilified and treated in this manner.

Where is the outrage that someone spitefully taped a private conversation then released it to the media?

If he is a racist that is shameful. But in this country we are still allowed to have our own thoughts and prejudices in private – or are we?

Sylvia Stockard

Charlotte

Cracks I hear on TV about white guys must also end

I agree with the NBA’s move on Donald Sterling. However, in return I don’t want to turn on prime-time TV tonight and continue to hear the phrase “not bad for a white guy” or “that white dude.”

If we’re raising the bar of being offended to the level of an international incident, it must be consistent and universal.

L.W. Wright

Charlotte


Take time to understand Common Core; N.C. needs it

The Common Core State Standards were developed by teachers, administrators and content specialists as a collaborative effort of 48 states.

The curriculum was left to individual states, and in North Carolina was developed by local school districts.

Common Core is the best thing I’ve seen in 45 years on the job as a public school educator.

I suggest people actually read the standards and ask, “What is it in these standards I wouldn’t want my child to know?”

These standards are what we want our children to achieve in order to compete for jobs in the 21st century.

Cheryl Milam

Huntersville


In response to “Gay partnerships often far more ‘moral’ than others” (April 30 Forum):

I won’t be swayed by popular opinion on same-sex marriage

The Bible is clear about homosexuality and needs no interpretation.

The Rev. Ralph Milligan just refuses to accept God’s word as the source of authority.

As America turns more and more away from the truth of the Bible, God removes His hand from us and we lose the ability to reason and make sound judgments.

If you’re agreeing with popular opinion, then you’re probably on the wrong side of the issue.

Cathy Lefsky

Davidson


In response to “Impact of high court ruling” (April 30 Viewpoint):

Affirmative action hurts more than it helps; Obama is proof

Does Janet Napolitano think President Obama, a product of affirmative policy, was a graduate “better prepared to succeed in modern workplaces”?

So far he has done nothing to prove his diversity is real. He has fanned the embers of racism with his action and rhetoric and with appointments of people such as Eric Holder and Susan Rice.

Affirmative action hurts more that it helps!

Peter J. Augusta

Charlotte

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