Letters to the Editor

PGA policy on recycling in Charlotte must change

PGA: the Polluting Golf Association?

In response to “Recycling absent from 2017 PGA” (Aug. 10):

Roxanne Johnston
Roxanne Johnston

I was very excited about the PGA coming to Charlotte because of the prestige and revenue it would bring to the area.

I was shocked to learn there is no recycling at the tournament.

Is this the policy of the PGA wherever the tour goes? If so, someday the landfills will be at capacity. Will we then use the pristine golf courses for waste?

Apparently this is the Polluting Golf Association. What a shame.

Roxanne Johnston, Concord

Nothing ‘world-class’ about not recycling

Not having bins dedicated to recycling all the empty bottles of water, soda and beer is quite frankly asinine, especially when Wells Fargo has done it successfully for years.

“We’ll look into it for future venues” is not an acceptable answer.

Quail Hollow President Johnny Harris, please step in and correct this erroneous oversight and save a million-plus recyclable containers from being put in local landfills.

Think of all the non-Americans attending who are equally disturbed by such noncompliance. World class city? I don’t think so.

Mike Shinder, Charlotte

I share Trump’s notion about Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests that the president has excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in Congress. Yes, the people who voted for President Trump have those same expectations.

We expect the Senate should be able to operate effectively and get laws passed that the majority of Americans want. Instead, all we get is excuses and gridlock.

Wake up America! It’s time to repeal and replace the Senate. Vote out incumbents.

Craig Reutlinger, Charlotte

Best policy to take with N. Korea: Peace

In response to “Trump officials’ view on N. Korea clash” (Aug. 10):

There is nothing in North Korea that is in our interests. We must pledge to send no U.S. forces into North Korea.

Richard Greene
Richard Greene

Welcome to the nuclear club, North Korea. You wasted resources to join. There is one rule: If you use them, you will be annihilated.

While we do not favor your dictatorship, we respect your sovereignty. In the future we would aid a more democratic government and possible reconciliation of North and South Korea.

Richard Greene, Charlotte

N.C. voters gave Tillis a legitimate win

In response to “Senator Tillis only serves the right” (Aug. 9 Forum):

Tom L Bowers
Tom L. Bowers

Has gerrymandering become the new Democrat go-to excuse for losing elections?

Note to Forum writer Terri Thomas: Gerrymandering has absolutely no effect on any race for the U.S. Senate. Thom Tillis won because a majority of N.C. voters in the last election supported him. That’s how it works.

Tom L. Bowers, Charlotte

Yes, elections do have consequences

In response to Laura Meier’s “A message for Tillis, Burr and Trump” (Aug. 7 Forum), I will use the phrase uttered by President Obama when he won the presidency: “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”

Donald Trump won and things are going to be done a little differently now. Maybe your issues are not on top of the list, just as Republican issues were not at the top of Obama’s list.

Larry Cook, Charlotte

I still favor soccer referendum

It isn’t fair to say the county passed the buck on professional soccer. They just responded to voter demands to be heard.

While there is a powerful cartel of the wealthy supporting MLS, the groundswell of public support isn’t there.

I still say have a binding referendum to decide the issue at both city and county levels, but the supporters don’t seem to want that. I wonder why?

Ken Kyzer, Charlotte

Let N.C. artists do light-rail artwork

In response to “Light-rail extension will soar high, descend low with 1,100-foot tunnel” (Aug. 9):

It makes no sense to me that some of the retaining wall artwork was done by someone in Colorado! We have tremendously talented artists right here in our own state, and they would be more familiar with the background of North Carolina to make the walls sing this state’s story.

Rose Doherty, Charlotte