God had nothing to do with Trump win
In response to “God gave us Trump, and I’m thankful” (May 4 Forum):
It is truly blasphemous to suggest, “God gave us Trump”!
God had nothing to do with the unnatural disaster we have in Donald J. Trump. Republicans and anyone who voted for him are to blame for that.
The God I know loves all people unconditionally, believes we have a social and moral responsibility to take care of the poor and our environment, respects women, teaches us to be humble, and so much more. Trump is devoid of all of the aforementioned. Sad, but true.
The president is not a gift from God, but a plague from his misguided supporters.
Sham Ostapko, Huntersville
It’s GOP keeping Hillary in the news
In response to Peter St. Onge “How to ruin the blue wave” (May 3 Opinion):
Peter St. Onge makes some very good points in his column regarding the predicted blue wave.
As a friend of mine often says, it’s not the Republicans who win, it’s the Democrats who lose.
I do take exception to St. Onge’s point about Democrats “keeping her (Hillary Clinton) in the public conversation.”
Believe me, we’re over it. It’s Republicans, especially tweetmaster Trump, who constantly bring Clinton into the conversation.
Could it be because they are the ones desperately longing to re-fight the 2016 election?
Pat Loepsinger, Huntersville
Spend on buses, cut transit fares in half
In response to “Charlotte transit system faces rapid loss of riders” (May 2):
The streetcar is a nostalgic, inefficient mistake that was removed from most U.S. cities in the early 1940s. But buses can be utilized to go anywhere at anytime – from evacuating our center city during a crisis like 9-11 to transportation for special events.
Instead of more light rail, we should use the $7 billion to run buses to our airport from our big business centers – center city, SouthPark and Ballantyne – every half-hour during the day, run buses more frequently to outlying areas, and cut bus and light-rail fares in half.
This will encourage more citizens to ride public transit.
Sheila W. Evans, Charlotte
NC teacher rally is poorly timed
In response to “Districts brace for teacher absences on NC rally day” (May 3):
As a high school student, like many in Mecklenburg County and across the state, I’ve studied hard for an AP final exam that I will take May 15.
While the May 16 teacher march on the state capitol does not coincide with my test, it does coincide with tests for many students across the state.
I support the right of our teachers to demand better conditions, but students have been left wondering why the date of the march is so inconsiderate to those who have studied hard throughout the year for these exams.
Sushrut Jog, Charlotte
N.C. leaders must protect the red wolf
In response to “Government: Wild red wolf population could soon be wiped out” (April 24):
People need to understand that the world’s rarest wolf is running out of time. If our government leaders fail to do what’s right and recommit to the species, the red wolf will cease to exist in North Carolina.
Gordon Myers, the director of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, says that would suit his agency just fine. He was recently quoted as saying that the red wolf should disappear from our state.
North Carolinians must demand better. We should all feel proud of this animal and do whatever it takes to recover the wolves.
Ben Zino, Salisbury
How to break the hold news has on us
We’ve all suffered since the 2016 election campaigns took off. Our suffering only increased when the electoral winner took office.
Print news cannot even keep up and citizens have become zombie prisoners to their devices as each disgusting proclamation takes flight.
So, let us boycott every Trumpian thing. News vendors would share events of the day mid-morning and evening, those who miss such reports could read them online, and everyone would change the subject to other news.
Numerous subjects would be preferable: environmental improvements to make the Earth great again for all its inhabitants, anger management, parenting... You get the idea.
Save us from ourselves. Break the hold the trash cycle has upon our lives.
Sherry Williams, Charlotte