GOP has nobody to blame but itself
In response to “Trump’s doing great – if he wants to elect Hillary” (July 13 Opinion):
As a registered Republican, I wish op-ed writer Andrew Malcolm’s piece had been published six months ago.
Many of us hoped voters would be awakened by similar articles or polls that showed John Kasich as the only candidate who could defeat Hillary Clinton.
But too many succumbed to loud showmanship rather than calm experience, ignoring that a centrist could draw voters from both parties.
In the end, most in my party will be unhappy come November, regardless of the outcome. But we have nobody to blame but ourselves.
Jeff Kaylor, Mount Holly
Alarm bells are ringing on Clinton
In response to “Why the FBI made the right choice on Hillary Clinton probe” (July 15 Opinion):
Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. She knows what’s classified.
Intent has nothing to do with whether she broke the law or not.
She lied to Congress.
The fact that she turned over 30,000 emails means nothing if what she didn’t turn over was damning!
The FBI questioned her without putting her under oath and there is no transcript or recording of it.
That doesn’t sound alarms for you?
Peter J. Augusta, Charlotte
On U.S. terrorism, stop chasing ghosts
In response to “Rep. Hudson raises security concerns about Cuba flights” (July 15):
If “terrorists” are in Cuba they can fly to Mexico and come in.
Waste your worries on our need to monitor ISIS chatter and defuse its Internet advertising.
Our TSA has a 95 percent rate for missing weapons planted by our own federal agents. And you think Cuba is worse than ours?
Wake up, stop chasing ghosts!
T. Lee Keene, Charlotte
These terrorists are gutless cowards
In response to “Truck rams Bastille Day crowd; at least 80 killed” (July 15):
How can any culture revere and admire gutless acts of killing by guys in trucks, on airplanes, with bomb vests or guns who kill innocent bystanders?
These fanatics are absolute cowards who use deadly force in an arena where they have the overwhelming advantage of surprise.
How can any culture admire such gutlessness and destruction of innocence?
Peter Snyder, Charlotte
Let public see all body cam footage
In response to “Fayetteville chief favors more video disclosure” (July 13):
Fayetteville’s police chief thinks all body camera footage should be shown to the public, good and bad.
Isn’t that why the cameras were bought in the first place?
Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill restricting release of the footage from both body and dash cameras. How does that “ensure transparency”?
That’s going to make the public distrust law enforcement even more.
Rudy Abrams, Charlotte
Cooper won’t be my pick for governor
In response to “Cooper slams McCrory on N.C. economy” (July 14):
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper wants to become governor but can’t even do the job of attorney general!
He refuses to defend laws and actions that disagree with his personal views, yet has criticized magistrates who refuse to perform duties that disagree with their personal views.
Mr. Cooper, you are not someone I would want for my governor.
You cannot be trusted to carry out the laws of our state!
C.H. Hendricks, Charlotte
McCrory destroying trust on coal ash
One of the main concerns about how Gov. Pat McCrory has handled coal ash spills across the state is whether or not he can be a neutral party when defending the rights of his constituents.
In removing the independent Coal Ash Management Committee, Gov. McCrory has done little to reassure North Carolinians that he is looking out for them. (“Coal ash bill rewritten to avoid veto,” June 28)
Having an oversight committee would have gone a long way to building trust among our divided state and would have been an act of good faith on the governor’s part.
Collin O’Doherty, Raleigh