Repeal HB2 before it’s too late for N.C.
Have we had enough? How much more loss in finances, reputation and credibility must we take before we repeal HB2?
Those in the hospitality, restaurant and related industries have already lost immeasurably. Add to that collateral losses from suppliers, parking, security and countless others who depend upon these jobs for income.
How long before a major industry or provider ceases serving North Carolina because of HB2?
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Consider the impact if American Airlines moves its hub to Miami, or BofA its headquarters to N.Y.
Our immediate goal should be repealing this bill. The second should be eliminating from office those who created it.
William Wortman Jr., Statesville
Plenty of blame to go around on HB2
In response to “HB2 must be repealed, and not just because of sports” (Sept. 15 Sports):
Hooray for Scott Fowler for saying what needs to be said about HB2.
Mayor Jennifer Roberts and the City Council enacted a stupid ordinance to provide a remedy for a problem that didn’t exist, and the legislature and Gov. McCrory enacted an even stupider law to void it – and hopefully they all lose their jobs because of it.
I get it; I understand the desire to draw a line in the sand over the absurd level of political correctness that seeks to protect the one while ignoring the 1,000.
But HB2 is a mistake, just like the ordinance it voided. Time to move on.
Tom Spencer, Waxhaw
N.C. GOP should have stayed out of it
In response to “Mind your own business, NCAA” (Sept. 15 Forum):
The NCAA is absolutely minding its own business – and taking that business to states that don’t legislate discrimination.
They’re not telling Forum writer Steven Nesbit, or anyone else, what to do or think.
But the GOP legislature must not have learned that childhood lesson either, since getting in the “business” of others seems to be their specialty!
Anne Vari, Davidson
Roberts pushed for political correctness
Who started this whole HB2 issue? Blame Mayor Roberts for pushing the city bathroom ordinance to accommodate transgender people under the guise of political correctness, otherwise known as minority rule.
This led the state government to get involved. Put the blame where it rightly belongs.
Robert Morin, Matthews
Media harder on Hillary than Trump
When Hillary Clinton answers the same question over and over about Benghazi or the Clinton Foundation, it’s never enough.
But when Donald Trump is asked about his tax returns or his foundation, he is allowed to wave it off then move on to another subject, usually of his choosing.
Clinton is pushed to offer thoughtful policy solutions, while Trump can coast by offering off-the-top-of-his-head positions on important issues.
Why is the media falling down on the job?
Linda B. Johnson, Charlotte
Regular folks lose when big money wins
Regular folks lose when big money wins
In response to “Help Charlotte do better in Raleigh” (Sept. 15 Opinion):
As an observer of the Charlotte political scene from up here in the foothills, I can’t help but wonder how the “regular folks” of Charlotte would benefit from Lynn Wheeler’s PAC proposal.
The “beauty” of all this is not, as she blatantly suggests, that “donors may remain anonymous,” but rather that once again anonymous big money will influence what goes on in Raleigh.
This may be good for the big money folks, but not for the rest of us who expect that government should work for all the people.
Bill Oelkers, Hickory
Women to blame for big government
As a far-right Libertarian Trump supporter, I am unhappy with his proposal to pay for six weeks maternity leave.
However, such proposals are inevitable. The battle against big government is truly lost. In fact, the concept of limited government died in 1920 with the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
Women want big, bigger, biggest government because in the female mind more government means more free goods and services. Smart politicians, just like husbands and boyfriends, soon realize that female favor depends on dangling the latest shiny bauble.
See, see, another “pretty.” Small government and liberty be damned. The women’s vote killed it.
George Burnett, Spartanburg