Letters to the Editor

Trump’s fiery rhetoric sparked China to act

Trump’s saber rattling worked

In response to Our View “The never-mind presidency of Donald Trump,” (Aug. 11 Editorial) and related articles:

Coy Powell
Coy Powell

Extraordinary. Historic. Unprecedented!

After “decades...of a non-confrontational approach with North Korea” movement, it looks like our president’s saber-rattling surely helped cut some apron strings in regards to China.

Well done, sir. Well done!

Coy Powell, Charlotte

Truman got it right on war, North Korea

In Volume Two of President Truman’s memoirs, he explained that his guiding principle in dealing with the threat of North Korea was to solve the conflict “without getting embroiled in a world-wide war.”

Amy Lefkof
Amy Lefkof

He bristled at the talk of “preventive war.” As Truman explained: “I have always been opposed even to the thought of such a war. There is nothing more foolish than to think that war can be stopped by war. You don’t ‘prevent’ anything by war except peace.”

President Trump’s “fire and fury” threat shows that he is no Harry S. Truman.

Amy Lefkof, Charlotte

Make America Great or make it extinct?

Herb Stark
Herb Stark

I respectfully request the president’s cabinet members inform him of the difference between diplomacy and its opposite.

Apparently, he has chosen the opposite of diplomacy – confrontation.

Diplomacy is worth a try, Mr. President as you “Make America Great,” because your current efforts might “Make America Extinct.”

The situation is that serious.

Herb Stark, Mooresville

Virginia voter fraud case raises concern

Andrew Spieles, a 21-year-old James Madison University student, was sentenced in federal court last week for trying to falsely register 18 people, some of whom were dead, during the 2016 elections.

According to the Department of Justice, Spieles reported to Democratic headquarters in Harrisonburg, Va.

How many cases of voter registration fraud go undetected while many states thwart the administration’s attempt to stop it?

Joyce McLaren, Terrell

Congress didn’t abuse its power

In response to Our View “Five things to like (or at least debate) on Trump” (Aug. 10 Editorial)

Whatever one may think of the wisdom of the congressional votes for sanctions on Russia, it clearly raises no constitutional concern.

Congress has explicit power to regulate commerce with foreign nations. The president is free to make suggestions regarding the use of such power, but has no way to deny its existence.

Daniel Hoffman, Charlotte

On recycling, PGA is just downright wrong

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

This is absolutely irresponsible, corporate insensitivity, lazy, offensive, and just downright wrong.

We need to disseminate the idea that when we “throw something away” there is no away.

I am deeply saddened by this. What kind of example are we setting for younger generations?

Shame on PGA of America, the tournament organizers.

Tommy George, Charlotte

PGA policy akin to treating CLT like trash

The comment from the PGA about “looking at ways to incorporate this important element (recycling) in the future” is beyond my comprehension.

The PGA could just look at Wells Fargo Championships in the past to learn how to do it.

I think the PGA’s position on this subject is akin to treating Charlotte residents like “trash.”

Eugene Daniels, Charlotte

A round of applause for PGA, Charlotte

I drove from Wilmington, N.C. for the practice rounds of the PGA championship. The Queen City, Quail Hollow, and the PGA all ran like a well-oiled machine.

I used light rail and shuttles to get to the tournament and found the access/service/signage all easy to use. The hotel, stores and restaurants were welcoming with top-notch customer service.

Much appreciation to all the first responders and the local media outlets.

My only disappointment: not buying the full-week pass to the championship.

April Elkins, Wilmington