Letters to the Editor

DACA: A Christian nation would not deport Dreamers

Ending DACA would bring U.S. shame

President Trump is correct that Congress should officially determine the fate of children brought here illegally.

What we do reflects who we are as a country.

To deport these people would be the most egregious, inhumane, cruel and ugly action by America since we interned the Japanese!

President Trump has already lost us international respect; rescinding DACA would bring us shame.

We claim to be a Christian nation. Is deporting those who have done no wrong a Christian act of mercy? What about Ezekiel 18:20: “…The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son....”?

Paul C. Friday, Concord

Illegal immigration a drain on U.S. citizens

In response to “Congress, approve the DREAM Act” (Sept. 7 Forum):

Like so many Americans, Forum writer Julio Ramirez speaks with his heart not his head.

We’ve spent millions on the DREAM Act, a “temporary” solution. It is not fair for our very own citizens to be neglected while we support those who come by an illegal route.

A huge impact of excessive migration is on our infrastructure, clean air, water, schools, health care, housing, employment, etc.

We have reached a point where we must choose very carefully those admitted into our country. Examine the impact on many European countries caused by excessive and careless selection of immigrants, both legal and illegal.

Frank Harrington, Charlotte

DACA allies get no accolades from me

In response to “The worst thing for the far right? Sunlight” (Sept. 8 Our View):

Those business leaders being lauded for their support of DACA probably only care about having a source of cheap labor. Just like the greedy ones who moved their factories to Third World countries to have slave labor.

Mike Quinn, Hickory

On N. Korea: It’s time to line up weapons

For 25 years North Korea has repeatedly promised to give up its nuclear program in exchange for tangible benefits. Each time, they have lied.

Herb Corday
Herb Corday

So we can try negotiations or stiffer sanctions again, but we will achieve the same result – failure.

Instead of pointless negotiations, it is time to face up to the ominous North Korean warnings. It’s time to move substantial assets in the direction of the Korean peninsula to prevent a North Korea retaliation if we do decide to strike their nuclear program.

The military option is very unattractive, but if it is used, the sooner the better.

Herb Corday, Charlotte

Make companies liable for stolen data

In response to “Equifax hack exposes data of 143M Americans” (Sept. 8):

My sensitive information has been breached four times in the last couple of years. Each time the hacked company says I will get one year of free protection.

Big whoop!

My sensitive information does not have an expiration date! What happens two, three, four, or more years from now?

If any company allows our information to be stolen, the government should require them to be liable for damages forever.

Charles C. Ryder, Charlotte

Can’t use football to escape issues

In response to “Let’s keep politics out of football” (Sept. 7 Opinion):

James Vasiliou
Jimmy Vasiliou

In an ideal world, football could be an easy escape, but it’s not. It is a sport that suffers from the same societal problems that are outside of its steel and concrete stadium walls.

That’s because football exists within our world, not outside of it.

You can still enjoy the game and not have your head in the sand.

To say otherwise suggests a lack of self-awareness that would make Jerry Richardson’s bronzed statue blush.

Jimmy Vasiliou, Charlotte

A voter ID, library card conundrum

Last week I cast my vote in the mayoral primary. Upon entering the polling place in a public library, I was greeted with a large sign informing me that I need not present an ID to cast my ballot.

Later as I left the library, I decided to request a replacement library card for one I had lost. In order to get the card, the librarian asked me for my photo ID.

Huh? You vote with no photo ID, but need one to replace your library card. Go figure!

John Broderick, Charlotte