Bar for impeachment must be higher
Nowadays in the U.S., impeachment seems to be becoming a substitute for what would be a vote of no confidence in other western democracies. The standard for impeachment, “high crimes and misdemeanors,” should be higher.
Neil Williams, Charlotte
This is no longer my father’s GOP
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I think it’s time to retire the nickname Crooked Hillary after all the guilty pleas and convictions surrounding the Party of Trump. We now have Crooked Donald.
Oh my how the world has changed! My father’s Republican Party has morphed into the Party of Fiscal Irresponsibility, with an anything goes flair, including treating Putin as a trusted adviser.
God save America.
Joe Felt, Charlotte
Don’t let Dems press rewind on economy
If they take back Congress, Democrats will reverse President Trump’s tax cuts and balloon the size of government.
That would be catastrophic for North Carolina’s economy. When the federal government imposes higher taxes and more burdensome regulations on small business owners, it becomes much more difficult for them to do their jobs – hiring, investing, and growing the economy.
More money in the hands of Uncle Sam means less money on Main Street America.
Trust me: I’m a small business owner. Doing business today is much easier than it was under President Obama. Why would we press rewind? Let’s celebrate the booming economy and keep making progress.
Scott Crosbie, Cornelius
I’m a Republican fed up with GOP leaders
As a life-long Republican I have never been more embarrassed by our national leadership than I am at this time.
The constant attacks on the legitimate probe by Robert Mueller renders moot the paeans given to law and order by both the president and his devoted supporters.
The president made this probe happen because he fired James Comey (to whom he technically owes his presidency) to shut down any talk of Russia. And in a much shorter time than the Clinton Whitewater probe, Mueller has secured convictions and guilty pleas from no less than Trump’s national security adviser and campaign manager.
The walls are closing in on this White House, and none too soon.
Carlton Huffman, Granite Falls
NC legislature isn’t serving the people
North Carolina teacher pay is 39th in the nation, wages are flat, high-paying jobs are going to South Carolina, and there is a toll contract that doesn’t allow us to build non-toll lanes on I-77 for 50 years. Did the legislature call a special session? No.
But stacking our courts with Republican judges and meddling with the separation of power that is the core of American democracy – by taking over the governor’s duties as much as possible – required a special session on Friday.
We deserve a legislature in Raleigh that uses its power to help us, not help themselves.
Olav Nilender, Charlotte
Beware of anarchist agents of chaos
In response to “UNC students acted after administrators chose to do nothing” (Aug. 22 Forum) and related articles:
As someone who marched with progressives against war policies during the George W. Bush administration, I was exposed firsthand to the types of far-left radicals harping on white supremacy.
Radicals are not happy with taking down Confederate statues, and never will be. They want to see everything in this country dismantled because everything is associated with white supremacy.
Where does it stop? These are anarchist agents of chaos and destruction.
Raymond Moore, Concord
Rethink those Grant, Sherman statues
In response to “Put Grant, Sherman statues at NC capitol” (Aug. 24 Forum):
Perhaps we should not glorify Gen. Sherman’s scorched earth Civil War tactics. Any Southerner who wouldn’t surrender was stripped of everything of value, down to every silver button and shoe buckle. Most were poor farmers, not slave owners, and many were tortured and killed .
And Grant was the commander of the Union army, so he condoned Sherman’s ruthlessness.
After the war, Sherman was in charge of the army. He proceeded with the Indian Wars, driving all the Native Americans from their lands onto the reservations.
Perhaps, no statues.
Beth Dixon, Charlotte