Hagan is not effective and
has not earned another term
After 14 years, we are still fighting in parts of the Middle East.
Meanwhile, our national debt is measured in trillions of dollars, with no reduction in sight.
Sen. Kay Hagan has represented North Carolina for nearly six years, so in part she owns many of these problems. Certainly, she has failed in finding solutions.
Her lack of effective leadership demonstrates once again why we need term limits, regardless of party affiliation.
In response to “GOP leaders fight marriage ruling” (Oct. 10):
I see right through Tillis’ strategy on marriage ruling
So, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger are going to use taxpayer dollars to hire an out of state lawyer to fight a court decision that they know they will lose.
This should keep Tillis’ name in the news right up to the November election.
Of course, Tillis will portray himself as the local hero fighting an “activist” federal court to protect the rights of N.C. citizens.
Would be ‘un-American’ to codify existing discrmination
In the midst of all the political smoke and fury about the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality, some facts remain:
It does not require any religious institution to perform or recognize a same-gender marriage. It does not require any person to approve of a same-gender marriage.
What this decision does is place the homosexual population on the same legal footing as the heterosexual population in matters of personal relationships.
Whether God made them that way or they chose to be that way is irrelevant.
Codifying the discriminatory religious views of a noisy minority is what would be un-American.
N.C. voters have spoken, said no to same-sex marriage
Again, the voice of the people is null and void. (“Gay marriage bans fall,” Oct. 7)
I am so sorry for the coming generations, that they will have so much to wonder about and not much to know as absolute.
How can so many people read the holy Bible as it is written and come to the conclusion that this form of marriage is the will of Holy God?
Of course, the will of Holy God is not practiced very much these days.
Helen H. Allen
Disheartening to live in a state that resists marriage equality
I thought for a long time that it would have been nice to be able to marry in my home state close to friends and family.
But, I have to say that I am glad I went ahead and married in a state that chose to make same-sex marriage legal because it was the right thing to do, instead of waiting to be married in a state that has to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to the idea of equality.
In response to “The flat line on pay raises” (Oct. 9 Viewpoint):
Add income divide to issues impacting stagnant pay
It was irresponsible of op-ed columnist Catherine Rampell to omit any reference to the enormous, growing wealth and income divide in our country and its effect on pay received by the lower 90 percent.
When corporate “owners” choose to obscenely overpay those at the top, there is no money left to pay the people whose labor actually causes the business to grow and make profits. And sometimes these gross over-payments to corporate leaders are even paid when a company is losing money.
The “causes” of pay stagnation which Rampell discusses do not reflect what is actually happening.
Sally M. Thomas
In response to “Pay educators more, Hunt says” (Oct. 10):
MeckEd should have used event to build bridges
Former Gov. Jim Hunt boasts of the increased performance within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools then calls for higher teacher pay, when in fact teachers with 5 to 11 years experience are getting a 20 percent increase.
MeckEd made this into a political event using the Democrats to boost MeckEd’s campaign to get the quarter-cent sales tax passed. As a nonprofit, MeckEd should not be delving into politics this close to the mid-term election.
Inviting a partisan ex-governor who attacks the recent pay increases only divides the community more. MeckEd should be building bridges, not burning them.