Koskinen’s actions merit impeachment
In response to “Should IRS chief be impeached?” (Sept. 6 Observer Editorial):
While the IRS scandal preceded his appointment, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen did nothing to bring the problem to light.
Instead, he lied to protect Lois Lerner and President Obama, who said there was not a smidgen of evidence of politics involved!
He should have been impeached long ago.
Peter J. Augusta, Charlotte
I’ll sit or kneel, just like Kaepernick
The indoctrination of militarism, the war machine, and patriotism tests should have no place at sporting events.
If you see me sitting at a sporting event or not partaking in the indoctrination and rituals, know there is more than one way to be patriotic.
I support the Constitution, peace, justice and Colin Kaepernick. I’ll be sitting or kneeling with Kaepernick when the 49ers play the Panthers.
Jibril Hough, Charlotte
Require respect from all on NFL payroll
Absolutely, Colin Kaepernick can protest. It is his constitutional right, but not in an NFL uniform!
Just as the NFL has rules concerning proper wearing of uniforms, concussion protocols, and player conduct, it must include player conduct in rendering respect for our country. It must be a condition of employment or the NFL is also party to the player’s protest.
James E. Story, Davidson
Keep investing in education in N.C.
In response to “CMS ratings: Confusing, contradictory, cause for pride” (Sept. 3):
The writer is a state Board of Education member and on the CMS Board.
Thanks for highlighting the steady improvement in CMS students’ academic achievement which began under Peter Gorman, then Heath Morrison, and now Ann Clark.
Even more, I am grateful to every N.C. teacher, principal and superintendent for their perseverance and dedication to raising academic achievement across North Carolina.
Let us commit to greater funding and more effective investment every year in our N.C. students as we continue the steady march to becoming first in America in public education.
Eric Davis, Charlotte
Jesus wouldn’t be OK with Hillary’s actions
In response to “Jesus would condemn Donald Trump’s proposals” (Sept. 4 Opinion):
I have no doubt that Religion professor Greg Snyder is much more educated than I about religion, but his idea of Christianity is totally different than mine.
I could never believe that Jesus would condone Hillary Clinton’s constant lying, her stand on abortion, or the way she and her husband have cheated their way into politics.
I could never vote for such a person and look at myself in the mirror again.
Jill Mick, Rock Hill
GOP should demand more of Trump
Donald Trump has ridden media celebrity into the final round and many conservatives are aghast.
The support streaming forth from the alt-right, the Klan, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and the cartoonish angry conservative media threatens existence of principled GOP responsible governance.
We need details and tax returns, not angry gibberish to vet Trump. Then, we need to ponder his morality and values before we elevate bad reality TV to bad reality.
Chip Potts, Mooresville
GOP elite won’t vote Trump? No great loss
The pro-Hillary mainstream media gave much attention to the public letter penned by 50 “top” Republicans who don’t support Trump.
What the media has failed to mention is that some are the same elite Republicans who helped lie us into Iraq, shepherded free-trade pacts that killed over a million jobs for middle-class Americans, and defended torture.
Bill Federkiel, Charlotte
Outlaw all cellphone use while driving
In response to “Police losing battle to get drivers to put down their phones” (Sept. 3):
North Carolina needs to join the list of states that outlaw all use of hand-held phones while driving. Laws against texting while driving are practically useless, as drivers can claim they weren’t texting.
All use of phones while operating a motor vehicle must be banned. If you need to make a call, use Bluetooth or pull over.
Kristen Moyer, Charlotte