Act faster to save my fellow Liberians
As a Liberian living in Charlotte, I am devastated by the slow response of the international community in targeting the Ebola virus.
There should be an unprecedented response to this crisis before it becomes a global issue.
Health workers abandoning Ebola patients in Liberia due to fear for their own lives and other NGOs pulling out aid workers is a complete desertion. Affected patients will die as a result of being abandoned.
The World Health Organization must act now before it is too late!
In response to “Goodwill unveils plans for $20 million campus” (Aug. 5):
Goodwill won’t get donation from me for costly campus
A Goodwill Taj Mahal?
By splurging on a new $12 million campus, it is now apparent that Goodwill no longer needs any donations from this family. Couldn’t they find a used building somewhere?
Kudos Goodwill, for tackling barriers to unemployment
“Opportunity Campus” – the name alone is uplifting. It will offer the unemployed and less fortunate a new example for how to become independent.
Kudos to Goodwill Industries for their new endeavor.
In response to “Cabbies say new rule favors ride sharers” (Aug. 6):
Proposed ordinance would run off Uber, Lyft; don’t do that
The fact that the City of Charlotte would consider running off competition – Uber and Lyft – to protect a business model is completely out of line.
I haven’t seen the City try to stop Five Guys from competing with McDonald’s.
Competition in the marketplace is good, it forces a business to get better to survive.
Uber and Lyft are providing an entrepreneurial service. I hope city leaders won’t run them off to protect a certain lobbying group.
In response to “On gay marriage, Cooper must do job” (Aug. 6 Viewpoint):
Courts, Cooper doing exactly what founders intended
As an attorney and former professor of constitutional law, I am appalled by Tami Fitzgerald’s argument that it is a “sad day” when federal judges overturn a state constitutional provision that reflects the will of voters.
By that twisted logic, courts never should have ordered an end to legally mandated segregation or laws prohibiting interracial marriage, both of which were enshrined in state laws, and in some cases in state constitutions.
Far from being contrary to American values, our courts’ ability to vindicate federal rights is part of the genius of the system the founders created.
Hagan defeat would help end Democratic stranglehold
North Carolina voters can finally vote against Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, President Obama’s pawn as majority leader in the Senate.
Defeating Sen. Kay Hagan’s re-election will help end the Democrats’ stranglehold and slow down Obama’s policies of higher taxes and increased spending.
In response to “McCrory: Immigrant children a concern” (Aug. 6):
House did its job; now Hagan, her colleagues must do theirs
House Republicans deferred leaving Washington for the August work period and responsibly did our job by passing legislation to address the border crisis created by President Obama’s “open-door” policies.
The House legislation secured the borders through funding the National Guard, provided essential and emergency health care and humanitarian relief to the desperate children, and streamlined the judicial process to return them to their respective countries expeditiously.
Sen. Kay Hagan and her colleagues should return to Washington and lead in like manner.
Once the Senate has addressed the border crisis, I will be very glad to return to Washington. Meanwhile, I’m in the district, serving constituents.
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger