Abolish ICE? That’s going too far
I’m never surprised at the lack of common sense that comes from these leftist activists, but this one is pushing the limit. How about abolishing TSA and DEA while we’re at it?
If it is complete lawlessness these solely politically motivated anarchists want, I can suggest several third world countries where they can live without having to deal with these “terrorist” agencies.
Just do all Americans a favor and reject your U.S. citizenship prior to leaving. Then, you can become much more familiar with ICE when you inevitably want to return.
Lou Lagana, Mount Gilead
Inflicting trauma is a fireable offense
I’ve worked in the human services field all of my adult life. If I or anyone in the entire field for that matter, intentionally traumatized a family or terrorized and then lost even one child, I would be rightfully fired, reported to authorities, arrested, and then prevented from getting a job in the field ever again.
No one would be cheering me on or defending my behavior as simply following the law or having some biblical basis, regardless of the color or origin of the child or family.
It would only be seen as one thing: inhumane infliction of lifelong trauma onto another human being.
What type of person does these things? What is wrong with this man?
J. Kelly Scherer, Charlotte
The real Charlotte isn’t racist
On Monday I witnessed what I believe epitomizes the spirit of Charlotte.
At the intersection of Pineville-Matthews and Rea Road, a young girl sat on the median and eventually passed out from the heat. As busy as we all know that intersection is, six others and I put our cars in park, blocking traffic, and ran to aid this young person who was in obvious distress.
I am an African-American man. An African-American woman and I, along with four white individuals, all ran to aid this young person. EMS eventually showed up in less than 5 minutes.
When a person is in need, compassion and righteousness has no color.
James Williams, Charlotte
Bob Walton doesn’t deserve honor
In response to “No reason to call for Richardson’s head” (July 1 Forum):
I was gratified that Forum writer Bill Lane is among those who remember what an embarrassment Bob Walton was to the county commissioners and the community.
In the late 70s he was convicted of abuse of a young boy. I knew a victim of his at the school he attended. It makes my skin crawl when I hear the name for the county building used by those who do not know his disgraceful story.
In this time of removing honors of those who took advantage of their power, it is high time to find a much better name for the Bob Walton Plaza.
Nancy Yudell, Charlotte
I’m embracing the Panthers’ transition
In response to “Panthers’ Richardson hit with $2.75M NFL fine” (June 29):
In 1959 as a nine-year-old boy in Hagerstown, Maryland I remember Jerry Richardson catching a pass from Johnny Unitas for a touchdown in the 1959 championship game. I was a Baltimore Colts fan until the Colts left Baltimore in 1984. I stopped watching the NFL.
When Mr. Richardson brought the Panthers to Charlotte in 1996 I purchased two PSLs and have been to every game. I had so much respect for Mr. Richardson and idolized him until this past year. I was saddened and sickened by his actions that have ruined his legacy and destroyed the man and his dream.
So for now Mr. David Tepper, I will be in my PSL seats to support you and all the great Carolina Panthers players. Let’s go and win a Super Bowl.
Tom Klipp, Matthews
Are we a priority for Congress?
When Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Richard Burr love America more than they hate Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, maybe, just maybe, Congress will start working for “We the People” rather than their wealthy base!
Helen T. Leigh, Huntersville
We’re all paying for Trump’s detentions
In response to The Buzz (July 1):
I could not help but be amused by The Buzz contributor’s question, “Can’t we just tax the Democrats for the illegals’ care and feeding?” The incarceration of those people and their children was not a Democratic initiative. That was Trump’s doing.
But regardless we are all picking up the tab. And the national debt continues to spiral upwards.
Frank McGuirt, Wingate