Trump is doing what’s right for U.S.
In response to “Conservatives, what is your hard line?” (Feb. 28 Forum):
Where were you, Forum writer Michael Mosley, during the Clinton years? Do you not read history? Presidents John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and others had moral issues, but were still great leaders.
Nobody is perfect and no one ever will be. Yes, I support this president; he is fulfilling his promises, trying to protect my family, and doing what is right for America.
Carol Henderson, Fort Mill
Trump is asking too much of teachers
Teacher – educator, counselor, nurse, mediator, motivational speaker, mentor, problem solver, disciplinarian. The president wants to add deadly protector.
What’s in your job description?
Kelly Morlacci, Charlotte
Congress, not states, must act on guns
Whatever next steps we as a country take to rein in these senseless killings, they should come from our federal government, not the states.
The solution(s) need to be evenly applied across all 50 states and not a hodgepodge of varying laws with no consistency from state line to state line.
Americans have overwhelmingly voiced their desires for bans on assault weapons, yet our leaders do nothing. Come on Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, why not be the courageous leaders who took the first step to Make America Safe Again?
Jim Godfrey, Charlotte
Set an example, Mr. Trump. Don’t bully.
In response to “President Trump refers to AG Jeff Sessions as ‘Mr. Magoo’ ” (Feb. 28):
You know, Mr. Trump, your name-calling – Mr. Magoo, Crooked Hillary, etc. – makes you no better than the schoolyard bully who picks on the weakest and most vulnerable through verbal and physical abuse.
How many of the school shooters have been described as being bullied by their peers? If you want to set a positive example to our youth, stop being a bully.
Pam Gay, Stanley
Tolls roads magnify a growing divide
In response to “The Blue Line is complete. Now what about all our other transportation needs?” (March 1 Opinion):
One of the fundamental roles of government is to provide adequate roadways for all its citizens. Toll roads become necessary only when government fails to discharge that obligation.
Toll roads serve to further exacerbate the growing divide between the rich and the poor. While the rich executive gets to zip along a toll road to his office, the poor, minimum-wage fast-food server must run the risk of being late for work and possibly fired because of inadequate public roadways.
Will Graves, Charlotte
Quit fueling mental health stigma
In response to Our View “An unintended danger of the gun debate” (Feb. 27 Editorial):
Please quit calling us mentally ill. When you put those two words together, it sounds like we’ll never get better, and if society thinks we will never get better, the negative stigma will continue.
I have depression and I am not mentally ill. I have a condition of the brain that I can recover from. Most mental health organizations say, “mental condition.”
Maybe the next time the editorial board writes an article on mental health, it will use more positive wording so as to quit fueling the stigma.
We need to be proactive with mental health in order to help those who are suffering in silence.
Fonda Bryant, Charlotte
Talk to N. Korea, but keep history in mind
North Korea has expressed interest in talks with the United States. Even though talks with North Korea have taken place multiple times without tangible results, we should embrace the opportunity. But we should never lose sight of the fact that North Korea has only one thing: missiles and nuclear weapons.
Let’s not forget Nazi Germany and how appeasement could not dissuade it from its goal of world domination. If history has taught us anything, military action should not be taken off the table.
Barry Marshall, Charlotte
311 crew acted fast and I’m grateful
Wednesday morning I saw a large tree branch fall onto West Trade Street downtown, blocking the right lane. I immediately called 311 to report the problem. Within minutes, a crew arrived with a wood chipper and quickly removed every trace of the branch.
Kudos to 311 for such fast and efficient service!
Justin Herman, Charlotte