In response to “Fate of 500,000 in N.C. hangs on Affordable Care Act case” (March 3):
Killing Obamacare would harm thousands of vulnerable N.C. residents
While a few hard-hearted Americans may be willing to drag the sick and dying poor out of hospitals, most of us recognize that health care, like food and shelter, is a necessity for all in a humane culture. We would prefer that everyone earn enough to pay for the full cost of their own health care, but recognize some cannot or will not. The Affordable Care Act is far from a perfect solution, but what is the Republican alternative plan? The silence is deafening.
In response to “We should know our enemy” (March 5 Viewpoint):
We should all heed warnings about ISIL terrorist aims
The comments by Retired Lt. General Buster Glosson and former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin regarding ISIL should be required reading for all.
The words “mother of all Caliphates to dominate the Middle East, and beyond” were chilling.
This a group dedicated to their beliefs of ushering in the coming apocalypse.
We should all be scared.
War is not the answer; when will humanity learn that?
Every single war in history has led to the lack of personal safety and enormous numbers of casualties, to the abandonment of the fundamental principles of faith, to the enormous waste of resources and destruction of acquired wealth, and to the endless cycle of gained/lost territory.
If you think we are any smarter now than the people who lived a few millenniums ago, ask yourself why we are waging the third Gulf War over the last quarter century.
Lawmakers courting disaster with bill on double-yellow lines
The pendulum of common sense in the N.C. legislature certainly has swung in both directions recently.
Good common sense and compassion is the House version of the Mortgage Forgiveness Bill that strips the Senate provision to treat mortgage forgiveness monies as income.
However, doesn’t every licensed driver in the U.S. know that a double yellow line on a highway is placed there for the safety of the motorists?
So now the House is debating a bill which would allow motorists to ignore that safety measure? Makes NO sense!
Crossing double-yellow will bring more deaths in N.C.
Instead of devoting time to toughening legislation for DWIs, animal abuse, or texting while driving, our representatives in Raleigh are doing their best to increase the number of deaths by vehicle.
If you’re worried about losing time due to slow drivers, there is an easy solution: Leave earlier. Don’t put other drivers at risk.
‘Good guys with guns’ part of why I favor gun control
I saw articles online about a Texas volunteer firefighter who shot two dogs because they were on his property repeatedly.
I hear gun advocates say if only the “good guys had guns...” Just how are we supposed to tell the good guys from the bad?
In response to “Adams to be only Carolinas Dem at speech” (March 3):
Kudos to Rep. Alma Adams for transcending party lines
I commend Representative Adams’ decision to resist calls from fellow Democrats to boycott Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Her willingness to prioritize the importance of focusing on the message rather than the politics is of critical importance when facing issues of such complexity and gravity.
Her commitment to understanding the issues from all viewpoints is exactly what is needed during these challenging times, and we appreciate her leadership.
Susan J. Worrel