Letters to the Editor

Trump knows how to fix problems

Howard Honeycutt
Howard Honeycutt

Here’s why I voted for Donald Trump

Washington is broken and the swamp needs to be drained.

Voters are angry at incompetent politicians who promise to fix problems, then go to Washington and do nothing because they do not know how to attack with passion until they solve the problem.

I believe Donald Trump will put together a great team and actually fix problems. He knows how.

Howard Honeycutt, Charlotte

Nice try Melania, but Trump is who he is

Melania Trump’s speech Thursday seemed as if she stepped out of 1975’s “The Stepford Wives” in a gentle but robotic effort to turn the social image of her husband, a businessman of the gutter in speech, mind and action, into that of a saint.

We all want heroes, but to think Trump as president could change into a man of self-respect and respect for others, a man of self-knowledge, a man of the world who knows national governance, and not merely a self-serving, money-grubbing man, that would be miraculous.

Dan Wallace, Charlotte

No. 1 issue this election: Security

Tuesday’s election is a great deal more than a choice between character.

It’s about who can best handle the issues facing this nation.

The No. 1 issue is security in a world with other nations having nuclear capability.

Other issues such as the economy, immigration, climate change, abortion, same-sex marriage, etc. all pale versus security in a very dangerous world. It affects every man, woman and child in this country.

Bill Brannon, Davidson

Vote with NC political history in mind

I’ve lived in North Carolina 61 years.

There were 100 years of Democratic governance. During that stretch we were known as “The Good Roads State.” Now we’re “The Toll Roads State.”

We were an “education state.” Now, there are six states behind us in per-pupil spending, nine behind us in teacher pay.

We were “First in Freedom.” Now, we codify discrimination and worry about where someone goes to the bathroom.

We were the progressive leader of the South. Now the world wonders, “What’s going on in N.C.?”

Those 100 years weren’t perfect, but they were good years for the Tar Heel state. Vote accordingly.

Dennis Smith, Mooresville

GOP I once respected now scares me

Time to call it what it is!

Sen. Richard Burr put a target on the back of the Democratic presidential candidate. Republican candidate Donald Trump repeatedly says our voting system is rigged.

I’m seriously concerned that both mean it – and that the oath of office Burr took has been breached.

I respected the Republican Party once in my lifetime, but these actions have caused me to be fully scared that the GOP has no idea how to govern – and that North Carolina and the United States should be concerned.

Daryl Solomonson, Troutman

Sen. Warren, quit trying to run banks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren seems to feel she has a right to dictate policy and operations to the nation’s banking system.

Under our system in this country the board of directors, selected by stockholders, decides who is CEO.

The Congress does have certain regulatory powers, but that is not vested in a single senator.

It’s high time our business leaders run the businesses they have established and built.

I hope they will have the courage to resist this kind of busy-bodying from ambitious Queen Elizabeth.

Charles Bundy, Lancaster, S.C.

Parsons should get maximum sentence

In response to “Warrant details torture, disposal of body” (Nov. 3):

Mark Washburn wrote a heart-wrenching description of little Erica Parsons’ case. God only knows what this little girl really went through.

If Sandy and Casey Parsons are charged and convicted of this horrific deed, they should receive the maximum sentence so that no other child will endure what Erica did.

Too many children are being exposed to deplorable treatment. There should be no plea or deals for these despicable people.

Barbara Bell Kerr, Charlotte

A way to ease local housing woes

Many seemingly intractable problems often have common sense solutions in plain view at low or no cost. Take the lack of affordable housing.

I wonder how many homeowners in Charlotte are heating, cooling, maintaining, and paying taxes and insurance on houses much larger than they need now that the kids are gone? Some may even have in-law suites.

Maybe empty-nesters and others would share their homes at low or no cost with families of one, two or three who need affordable housing.

Tom Caldwell, Monroe