Recent GOP efforts reflect blatant bias
In response to “Roy Cooper is acting on agenda” (June 21 Forum):
The claim that Gov. Roy Cooper is “playing the bias card” is yet another cheap shot at anyone who stands up to the Republican attempts to make their reign permanent.
As one of the thousands of people who have contributed to Gov. Cooper’s campaign and who supports his “agenda,” I, a furious old, white educated woman, will continue to do so until we rid this state of the horrible racial and economic bias blatantly reflected in Republican efforts to restrict voting, Medicaid, textbooks, and our right to clean water and air.
Bobbie Zamora, Shelby
Give GOP credit for tactic on voter ID
In response to “Why another push for voter ID? (June 21 Forum):
I think Forum writer Jill Blumenthal misses what Tim Moore and the Republican-controlled legislature really have in mind. If they can get voter ID on the November ballot, conservative leaning, Trump-voting North Carolina will probably approve it.
Then, of course, it winds up in the court system and has a full two years to make it to the conservative Supreme Court, where it stands a very good chance of becoming law.
Give Tim Moore and the Republicans credit. I think their tactic is sheer genius. I just wish Democrats were as expert.
Bonner Mills, Mount Holly
Trump is a force for good in this country
In response to Our View “Donald Trump’s push for a whiter America” (June 21):
Thursday’s editorial was a five-column assault on Donald Trump and any one who may feel he is a force for good in this country.
I know you hate Trump, we all get that. However, many Americans believe the POTUS is doing what should have been done by the previous POTUS. Now, wages are rising, jobs are being created, blacks are seeing the lowest unemployment levels ever, regulations have been reduced so jobs can be created, VA changes for the better have been enacted, TPP has been terminated, the U.S. left the Paris Agreement, and on and on.
Michael Nellenbach, Indian Land, S.C.
Congress, find the guts to do your job
Article I Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly says it is the duty of Congress to enact uniform rules for naturalization.
Our members of Congress do not have the guts to do their job. They are afraid to make a decision for fear they will not be re-elected. They are letting our country drift downhill while they sit around and blame someone else for the declining state of our democracy.
Shame on them, each and every one of them. Be a man/woman. Do your job.
Bob Burroughs, Charlotte
Focus on Congress, not just on Trump
The time has come for the print and broadcast media to point all of its weapons at a dysfunctional Congress.
We criticize our presidents, especially President Obama and President Trump, over excessive power leading to executive orders. Many of these orders exist because of our cowardly Congress, which passed the power on to the president.
As Congress abdicates its authority our presidents will gradually become dictators.
A lot of print and broadcast time is spent on Trump. Spend the same time and effort investigating Congress.
Why is Congress inept, self-serving and non-compromising? Do your duty, free press.
William Kouri, Charlotte
Trump’s immigration ploy tarnished U.S.
Regarding family separation and President Trump – it’s too late, the damage has been done. Thousands of children’s lives have been brutally traumatized. Hundreds of families have been literally destroyed.
Working relationships of several allied nations have been eternally strained.
The world’s view of America has been tarnished and smeared. This ploy was effective; now who wants to come to America!
Leonard Jarvis, Concord
Tougher child abuse laws needed in N.C.
In response to “Mom’s boyfriend pleads guilty in girl’s death; mom pleads guilty in son’s” (June 20):
I cried when I read Michael Gordon’s article on the death of two little children. I also felt nauseated to think that these monsters could even do these horrific acts to helpless children.
Our laws must be changed to protect these babies from criminal actions. The automatic punishment should be life without parole. No plea deals. They should never be released to carry out these unspeakable actions.
How in God’s name do these killers sleep at night?
Barbara Bell Kerr, Charlotte