HB2 contrary to all that GOP advocates
Republicans in Raleigh present themselves as the fiscally responsible party, the party that is pro-business and pro-job creation.
They tout the belief that government works best when more control is left at the local level.
Their hypocrisy is flagrant.
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HB2 has cost our state millions in lost jobs, concerts and conferences. It will also cost N.C. taxpayers hundreds of thousands in legal bills, and potentially cost our school system thousands of federal dollars.
HB2 ripped control away from local officials elected by the majority of Charlotte voters.
Let’s be honest – fiscally responsible, small government?
Holly Hobson Wood, Charlotte
Mayor and Observer myopic on HB2
In response to Peter St. Onge “Should Charlotte’s mayor share in the blame for HB 2?” (April 21 Opinion) and related articles:
We have a mayor who is not mayor for all the people and a newspaper that has given up on serving all the people – both myopic in their idealism, both blindsided by HB2.
And all the people of Charlotte suffer.
Tom L. Bowers, Charlotte
Get rid of Rosco, the Boss Hoggs and HB2
Maybe if “The Dukes of Hazzard” were still on the air, we would have remembered not to elect a bunch of Boss Hoggs to the legislature and Rosco P. Coltrane as governor.
Maybe we would understand that transgender people are “makin’ their way the only way they know how.” They are who they are, and they’ve been using the bathrooms of their choice for centuries and will continue to do so.
North Carolinians pride themselves in having a “live and let live” attitude. Our heritage includes moon-shining, for goodness’ sake.
It’s time for Rosco, the Boss Hoggs, and HB2 to go.
Patrick Link, Chapel Hill
‘PC agenda’ to blame for this HB2 mess
The old adage “let sleeping dogs lie” has worked well in the long run.
No one even gave a thought to who used bathrooms until this PC agenda was pushed into the faces of our beloved mayor and city council.
They fell for the bait like a starving trout to a fisherman’s fly.
This necessitated a reaction from the state, which ended up as an overreaction.
A hornet’s nest has been stirred for no reason than a PC agenda, and it helps no one.
Bill Wallace, Charlotte
Can’t blame mayor, council for this
I keep reading opinion posts claiming that HB2 is the sole responsibility of Mayor Roberts and the Charlotte City Council.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The people who wrote and signed the HB2 legalized discrimination bill are the ones responsible.
The transferring blame argument doesn’t cut it.
Rick McClanahan, Charlotte
Solve old problems, not create news ones
I love living in North Carolina, especially here in Charlotte, and I don’t plan to leave here for a long, long time.
It’s just too bad our politicians have made us the laughing stock of the world and have drawn so much negative attention to a really great city.
I’ll vote only for rational candidates who have common sense and work to solve old problems, instead of creating new ones.
Jim Van Meerten, Charlotte
Race played no role in Cannon sentence
In response to “A case of white privilege with Healy” (April 21 Forum):
Patrick Cannon wasn’t sentenced more harshly because of his race.
He was punished as a government official betraying the trust of the electorate.
Illinois ex-governor Rod Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year sentence for corruption.
Considering Cannon’s 44-month sentence, should we make a case for Blagojevich being a victim of reverse discrimination?
Jim Nuccio, Charlotte
Show some respect, toss tattered flags
I’d like to see us replace all these old, faded and tattered American flags. To display a worn out flag is disrespectful.
Get a new flag and take your old one to your nearest American Legion Post; they will dispose of it in a proper and legal manner.
Replace your flag for Flag Day, June 14!
Tim Whisenand, Cornelius