In response to “Fans: Panthers Wi-Fi unreliable” (Oct. 22):
Stash those phones and enjoy the game!
I’d like to thank the Observer for confirming something I’ve believed for some time – that Americans are self absorbed and, to put it plainly, many don’t have the sense that God gave a goat.
I always thought people went to see a football game – not to keep in touch with family, send photographs, and brag to friends about how they spent Sunday. Is it not possible for these people to just go and enjoy the moment?
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I have to go to a meeting where I will tell everyone to turn off the cellphones or I will confiscate them.
Obama has his faults, but he’s not to blame for Ebola in U.S.
Ebola could have entered this country under any president.
I, too, am disappointed with this president for many reasons.
That said, President Obama is not responsible for the carefully monitored cases of Ebola in this country. To suggest otherwise is irresponsible and completely political.
In response to “U.S. tightens screening for Ebola” (Oct. 22):
Better solution is to ban travel from countries with Ebola
Homeland Security will screen arriving persons from source countries, but if screening finds a carrier that person already may have exposed airline passengers and crew.
Why not ban such travel until the danger is past?
To counter serious risks like Ebola, the first thought must be “what’s the worst that could happen.” Then, work backwards to protective measures.
Clearly, Homeland Security is failing to protect America.
In response to “Watt: Fannie, Freddie make deal with banks” (Oct. 21):
Been there, done that; Watt’s expanded lending will fail
Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mel Watt is taking us back to where it all started by giving low rate mortgages that will not be able to be paid. This is what got banks in trouble last time.
And we are looking to go down that slippery slope again?
Indian Land, S.C.
In response to “Berger: Gay marriage bill set” (Oct. 22):
It’s your job to represent all, not just those you approve of
Sen. Phil Berger wants to pass a law that says an official can refuse his/her job duty based solely on their religious views.
Does that mean, if I were a fire fighter, I could refuse to put out a fire in a strip club because I have a moral problem with what goes on there?
Local, state, and federal officials and employees represent all constituents.
If you have a problem fulfilling your job duties, find another job. If you want to work and live in a location that uses religion as the basis for its laws, move to Iraq or Saudi Arabia.
Seems simple to me.
Dems keeping their distance from Obama are cowards
A number of Democrats whose seats are up for election are the epitome of cowardice.
They supported the president when he needed their support to get things done, but now that his ratings are down they don’t know he exists.
They should be rallying around him and shouting his praises for all that he has accomplished. Weasels all.
Robert M. Prowler
Shaking your fist doesn’t help, support solutions instead
Recent Forum writers have called for personal responsibility, a loving home, and fewer children born to single parents who are disadvantaged.
Shaking your head at an undesirable situation while pointing out how it should be is like shaking your fist at a hurricane while yelling that the wind should stop blowing. Doesn’t help.
We must deal with what is actually in front of us rather than blame it for being there.
Those writers, like so many others, are short on solutions and quick to condemn efforts to help that provide support and education to those at risk.