Don’t ignore new cell phone risks
Mecklenburg Rep. John Autry made a wise decision last week in opposing HB 310 – which could result in thousands of cell tower antennas being placed in rights-of-way of our neighborhoods and schools for “5G” technology. Serious cancer risks associated with 5G were ignored by most House members in passing the bill. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the radiofrequency radiation from all wireless devices – including cell towers – as possibly carcinogenic.
5G antennas will emit using millimeter waves – much stronger radiation than what is currently used. As the bill moves to the Senate this week, please urge our Senators: Vote no on S377.
Mary Anne Tierney, Fairview, N.C.
Clinton reminded us of her flaws
In response to “Hillary Clinton’s telling display of blame-shifting” (June 3 Our View):
Your editorial board got it completely correct when it analyzed Hillary’s display of blame-shifting. The analysis was well reasoned, pointed out significant areas that had no bearing on the election and correctly analyzed that Hillary herself lost the election.
It is apparent that Hillary cannot face the fact that the election was lost because of lack of trust of her and not because of the other meaningless factors she continues to put forward.
Once a flawed candidate, always a flawed candidate.
Bill Rice, Charlotte
Progress on energy won’t be stopped
I am disappointed the president is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris accord, going against the wishes of a large majority of Americans.
Ironically, it came a day after 62 percent of Exxon Mobil shareholders defied management and required the company to report on the impact of climate change on its business, following similar votes at Occidental Petroleum and PPL, a Pennsylvania utility.
Fortunately, we are passed the tipping point on renewable energy, so even our short-sighted president cannot stop that train.
Keith Wilson, Charlotte
Tillis in lockstep with the president
Sen. Thom Tillis was one of the co-signers of the letter to Donald Trump urging him to withdraw from the Paris agreement to fight global warming.
We do not need a senator who is in lockstep with a president bent on destroying both the environment and the U.S. position as a global leader.
Kent Rhodes, Charlotte
N.C. is moving backward on guns
In response to “Debate spirited on concealed gun bill” (June 2):
Just when I think I’ve heard the most ridiculous idea yet, along comes someone who thinks it would be a good idea to allow anyone 18 or older to carry a handgun.
Have they looked at the murder rate in our cities lately? Do we really want to go back to the days of Gunsmoke and Billy the Kid?
Don Billington, Charlotte
The big money in the budget
In response to “Trump’s budget doesn’t go far enough” (June 1 Forum):
We have Social Security to help when we age. We have food stamps to help us when we work 40 hours but still don’t make enough to make ends meet.
We have government assistance to help us educate ourselves and find a new job.
Instead of worrying about the pittance you would make back if they cut out all of that, worry about the millions Big Oil gets in subsidies and all the defense corporations taking billions of your tax dollars.
That, my friend, is where your big money goes in the budget.
David Hawk, Rock Hill
Putin has found the person he needs
First, Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea to “reunite persecuted Russians with the homeland.”
Now, he says Russian “patriots,” not the government, hacked our elections.
Thursday, the U.S. became one of only three countries to not be in the Paris Climate Accord because it wasn’t good for business.
Last month Trump ceded leadership in the South Pacific to China by leaving the Pacific Trade Agreement because it was “unfair.”
Only an idiot would buy these arguments. Apparently Putin has found his idiot in Trump.
Joseph H. Spencer Jr., Charlotte