Letters to the Editor

Hillary and Donald should be cellmates

Herb Stark
Herb Stark

Hillary and Donald should be cellmates

Donald Trump’s accusations against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi and her misuse of her email server are indeed grounds for jailing her.

However, Trump’s rabble-rousing rhetoric and the Trump University scandal, which includes ex-employees saying the whole thing was a rip-off, are grounds for making him Hillary’s cellmate!

They’re both an embarrassment to this nation! What to do, what to do?

Herb Stark, Mooresville

Hillary poll shows our messed up morals

A May 29-30 Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters revealed that 50 percent think Hillary Clinton should still run for president even if she is indicted by the Justice Department for using her private email server for State Department business while Secretary of State.

Something is seriously wrong with a country’s morals when 50 percent of a poll’s respondents think it is acceptable for a leading presidential candidate to be under criminal indictment.

Brady Shackelford, Charlotte

Email investigation just a smokescreen

Those who cite that Hillary is the first presidential candidate to be under investigation should acknowledge why this is true.

Her opponents feared this day would come, and clouding her image with an investigation seemed like it would stop her.

It hasn’t.

It’s time to clear the opposition’s smokescreen.

Bob Kirby, Charlotte

Don’t let Trump squelch free speech

If elected president, Donald Trump should be aware that silencing the press will mean silencing himself.

A dictator has no place in this country. There is a Constitution. Freedom of speech is the law of the land.

Many of us – Republicans, Democrats, or independents, politicians or civilians – will be there to defend our right against any individual – even one elected by the people – who overrides the Constitution and the right to free speech.

Marita Lentz, Charlotte

Best for ministers to stay out of politics

I am saddened by religious leaders who leave the church investing their faith in earthly politics.

When did campaigning, debating, passing laws, or being a political party operative become a surrogate for baptizing and teaching?

The Rev. Billy Graham had it right when he ministered to political leaders and didn’t try to be one.

Brian Kasher, Charlotte

Build now while light rail cost is lower

In response to “Not too late to cancel future light-rail plans” (June 8 Forum):

I realize light rail is not the choice of a lot of commuters and that apps that allow people to catch a ride into town may seem like the wave of the future for transportation, but this is a short-term effect.

How long before the inner city gets to a point that traffic levels make light rail the more viable option?

Light rail has been the best option for large dense cities around the world, and Charlotte’s growth rate is going to bring it to the point of needing light rail more than ever.

If we wait to do it when we need it, it will be exorbitantly expensive and very difficult to construct.

Darryl Hall, Charlotte

Protect N.C. coast from seismic blasting

The writer is an Environment North Carolina intern.

From school overnights on the barrier islands to family vacations at Wrightsville Beach, the unspoiled adventures that the N.C. coast offers are a key component of North Carolina’s personality.

Seismic blasting would mar that personality, disrupting over 13 million of our iconic marine animals and the livelihoods that they support.

I urge President Obama to keep seismic blasting from threatening our marine life. We cannot allow reckless blasting into our state, and I hope he will help us keep it out.

Abigail Benjamin, Concord

Focus on good news to change society

Great article Thursday about the smart quadruplets at the top of their graduating class, and I loved reading about Goodwill’s new restaurant and the beloved Myers Park bus driver.

Why can’t more of the news be focused on good news, rather than bad?

On TV, headline news is always disastrous followed by one small “feel-good” story at the end. Perhaps if it were reversed, with the focus on good, our society might improve by example.

Felicia Lee, Charlotte