Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Mar. 25, 2013 @ 03:30 AM

Your View: Changing school board terms, elections would be unwise

I completely agree with Ed Price on his comments regarding the bill from N.C. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, regarding changing the term periods from four to two years for school board members and especially in changing the positions to a partisan standing and changing the district lines.

Mar. 24, 2013 @ 08:28 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Sweepstakes have winners, but mostly losers in North Carolina

The biggest winners are the out-of-state game software providers, followed by the game room owners, then the landlords, phone and cable companies, lawyers and lobbyists, the North Carolina Republican Party, a good number of politicians, then last and least, a few percent of the actual players.

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 09:50 PM

Your View: Repeal Voting Rights Act when hatred ends

Supreme Court Justice Atonin Scalia believes a condition of the 1965 Voting Rights Act regulating voting procedures in nine Southern states is comparable to “racial entitlement.”  Fueled by hateful sentiments and a theology of exclusion, these states elevated the notion of white supremacy to an insufferable extreme.  And, as usual, those least affected by institutional malevolence are either euphoric over a possible return to this state of heartlessness, or are convinced of some new and benevolent America that does not exist.

Mar. 21, 2013 @ 08:54 PM

Your View: Greater High Point supports members of community

Please allow me the opportunity to tell our generous community of High Point, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown that I am so proud to have been the United Way campaign chair for 2012. I have been allowed to meet so many wonderful, generous people who have consistently helped make this community better for all of us who call this our home.

Mar. 20, 2013 @ 08:41 PM

Your View: At one time, Social Security/Medicare programs sounded good

I have been advised the Social Security program as proposed by President Roosevelt sounded like a good idea – we pay into a fund to help us in our old age.  Likewise, President Lyndon Johnson’s proposal for his Great Society program sounded like a good idea. What legitimate argument could there be against saving a little for your old age — assisting those in poverty?

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 10:03 PM

Your View: Military families get raw deal on insurance

My husband served 21 years in the Marine Corps.  We have to pay for our health insurance since he retired.  We pay for it because it is good insurance.  Recently, we received a letter telling us that we and other retired servicemen will no longer have access to this good insurance come October.

Mar. 18, 2013 @ 10:25 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Golfers troubled by city response to fire

As a lifelong resident of High Point, an avid golfer, a former city employee, and a taxpayer, I can not begin to express my disappointment with the City of High Point Administration and it’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Mar. 18, 2013 @ 03:20 AM

Your View: Why can’t Trinity have growth like this?

I recently visited Dayton, Tennessee, and was agreeably impressed with their community.  Even though it is roughly the same size as Trinity, I noticed some stark contrasts.

Mar. 17, 2013 @ 11:43 AM

Your View: How does a women stand these shoes?

Could anyone, especially women, explain to me why practically all of them are walking around on stilts they ridiculously call shoes?

Mar. 16, 2013 @ 02:20 AM

Your View: Taxpayers fund lavish presidential lifestyle

The president lives in the people’s house. He does not pay rent, electricity, water, food, telephone, gasoline, car insurance or insurance on the home he lives in or taxes on this home. He lives there free at our expense.

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 01:46 AM

Your View: Evidence is clear that CO2 levels are up

The recent guest column by Miles Talbert was very interesting.  He asserts the International Panel on Climate Change is foreign dominated.  An international panel will always be foreign dominated.  But the real question is dominated by whom?  Is it Eurocentric or truly international in representation?

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 10:57 PM

Your View: There’s plenty of room to cut U.S. budget

This is what happens when the “idiocracy” elects a president who lies as naturally as most of us breathe.  It’s “sequester” time in our country, because the only true criminal class, Congress, and our tax and spend and borrow and spend Emperor can’t, after two years, come up with a plan to save our country from further financial ruin.

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 08:16 PM

Your View: Facts show voter fraud isn’t a problem

Phyllis Picklesimer attempted to rebut my previous letter about Republicans using voter ID laws to rig our elections. She mentioned 19 voters in Ohio who didn’t have the words “absentee voter” on their absentee ballots. That’s not voter fraud, just human error.

Mar. 11, 2013 @ 10:32 PM

Your View: Lack of budget puts fiscal house in disarray

The U.S. government is the largest financial entity in the world. On Sunday, April 29, it will be exactly three years since the U.S. Senate passed a budget.  Why has the Senate decided to violate the law and proceed with $3.8 trillion  dollars in spending, $16.4 trillion dollars in debt, and $65 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities without the guidelines of a budget?

Mar. 11, 2013 @ 01:46 AM

Your View: Healthful eating can be accomplished with ease

Guilford County continues to add options for people who want to eat healthfully. Our Guilford County Public Health Department, along with others, provides free educational materials to help you learn more about what healthful eating is and how to prepare foods to give you the greatest nutritional benefit. Visit the Health Info A-Z section of our website, www.guilfordhealth.org.