Don’t dump Trump as GOP nominee
Like many people I said I would never vote for Donald Trump. But he has legally earned the delegate votes to be the GOP nominee.
To create a third party would ensure Hillary Clinton getting elected for four more years of the same we’ve had.
I will vote for Trump in November because he will be tougher on our enemies than Clinton.
Trump also has much more economic experience than Clinton.
Sheila Evans, Charlotte
Recent abortion decisions at odds
On June 27, former Ohio sorority girl Emile Weaver received a life sentence for murdering her newborn baby – and we rightly summon our righteous indignation and say, “What a horrible crime! She deserves it!”
The same day, the Supreme Court affirmed a pro-abortion position removing certain restrictions and like mindless sycophants we celebrate, waving our pro-choice signs through happy tears.
Think about it: What kind of mental/emotional gymnastics are necessary to condemn the first and celebrate the second?
Please explain how you work out these palpable contradictions!
Steve Hicks, Indian Trail
Don’t misread what happened at debate
In response to “McCrory I saw was debate winner” (June 29 Forum):
Lawyers, who are officers of the court, take the same oath as elected officials to uphold the N.C. and U.S. Constitutions. Both require equal protection of the law for every person.
Could it be that lawyers who attended the McCrory/Cooper debate had read the entirety of HB2 and not just the sensational “bathroom” provisions, finding that it went on to deny anti-discrimination protections – equal protection of the law – to a significant portion of our citizens?
Could it be their applause reflected neither partisan politics nor superficial judgments about who was the more polished speaker, but instead acknowledged the one speaker who clearly understood the constitutional oath they all took?
E. Osborne Ayscue Jr., Charlotte
Benghazi aftermath pure partisan politics
In response to “ ‘Move on’ from Benghazi? Unlikely” (June 30) and related articles:
Even after the Benghazi report, there are still those who look to rake Hillary Clinton over the coals for the event.
If this is the litmus test for going after an official, then what do we do about George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, etc. over 9/11 and the 30-plus embassy bombings under their watch?
Where is the outcry?
This is just pure partisan politics.
Darryl Hall, Charlotte
Another Benghazi casualty: the truth
The last two casualties of Benghazi:
▪ The integrity of the Obama administration
▪ The integrity of the mainstream media.
Frank Bynum, Fort Mill, S.C.
No good choice but I’ll go with Trump
Wow! Hillary lied to the American public and exercised poor judgment in the face of a crisis. Sounds like most of what goes on in Washington on both sides of the aisle.
Nothing criminal going on here, but surely even the most partisan among us can agree that politics overruled protecting the ambassador and security forces on site. Shameful!
We don’t have good choices for president this year, but I will go for the one who is just making a spectacle of himself, rather than the one who has already endangered the security of our nation.
Whether Republicans or Democrats have the majority, Trump will be checked by Congress.
Clinton will have no checks because if she wins Democrats will most likely win Congress also.
Andrew Davis, Fletcher
I’m just so tired of all the political spin
Since when did the American people become so stupid that they can’t think for themselves and need journalists and “talking heads” on TV telling them how to think, analyze and interpret what’s in the news, all the while being selective in what they choose to tell us?
Aren’t we intelligent enough to choose to inform ourselves and decide?
With so much access to media, we now have an excess of gurus and politicians out there who are so out of touch with “we the people.” Enough!
Cathy A. Walker, Charlotte