City manager needs to let other shoe drop on corruption
“City Manager Ron Carlee has repeatedly assured the public that he has found no evidence that any policy or staff member was compromised.” (“Largest donors won his support,” Oct. 12).
So Charlotte officials expect us to believe that former Mayor Patrick Cannon was convicted as a corrupt public official all by himself working within the city bureaucracy?
Sorry, he’s not that smart and Ron Carlee, et al, need to let the other shoe drop.
I want specifics from Senate candidates, not generalities
In the business world, most annual plans, funding requests, proposals, etc. have to be detailed with action items, time lines and measurables, not just goals and targets.
I see only goals and targets from both our high profile Senate candidates, not actual plans.
It is not enough to just say “I will work to increase jobs and improve the economy, reduce taxes, improve health care, help our educators, police, improve national defense, etc.”
The question to both candidates is just what will you personally do to achieve all of your campaign promises?
Be specific. How, what and when?
No reason for election to be a referendum on the president
Obama is a moderate president working for fairness for all.
Bluster on election being a referendum on him is ridiculous.
The referendum should be on a GOP/John Boehner House that has staked its record on “no,” fewer days in session, no legislation, and an unwillingness to vote on important issues like immigration, tax code and the budget.
It’s ridiculous to think GOP only functions if they “have control,” but they have proved it. Sad, really. Beware!
Churches must not succumb to media, gay lobby pressure
Hopefully churches that refuse to soil the sanctity of marriage with homosexual marriages will be able to hold up against the tremendous pressure they will be subject to from the homosexual lobby and media.
The list of churches that do not perform such marriages will probably be published over and over in an attempt to intimidate those churches.
In response to “N.C. wedding vendors excited about gay marriage” (Oct. 16 CharlotteObserver.com):
Glad to see practical benefits of same-sex marriage emerge
I think it’s wonderful that people are getting excited about homosexual marriage, especially with all of the negative energy about it floating around.
Legalizing gay marriage will not only help the couples but also area wedding venues.
It will bring them lots of business from couples rushing to be wed, further proving that legalizing homosexual marriage was a practical decision.
In response to “Judge: GOP leaders may appeal marriage ruling” (Oct. 15):
Word of God cannot be trumped by any human judge
Just because one judge can take away the will of the people, he/she cannot take away the will of God.
Stand firm in your faith and be not moved by the winds of the world. Our God is still in control and God’s word cannot be trumped by any human judge.
It is now that we must be more faithful than ever, praying as we go forward.
In response to “U.S. to raise aid to Gaza $212M” (Oct. 12):
U.S. dollars being spent on Gaza should be spent at home
Can anyone explain to us why President Obama’s administration is giving the Palestinian Authority $212 million to rebuild Gaza?
Where is the money coming from? How many Americans need their houses repaired?
This is incredible.
Robert Demarest Cuminale
In response to “ ‘Right to be forgotten’ raises concerns” (Oct. 13):
Don’t want it on the Internet, then don’t publish it
If a person decides to give something to the public, that would be their choice.
It’s like giving people words, whether or not of wisdom, then taking them back as if they never existed.
People everywhere with access to the Internet are taught to not publish anything they don’t want everyone to see. Why should this be any different?