Your View: We need leaders with common sense

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 01:56 AM

I don’t have a Harvard education. I’ve been called a lot of things, but brilliant was not one of them.
But I have learned some things in the school of hard knocks that those in power in this country haven’t learned with all their education.
I know you can’t borrow your way out of debt and you can’t buy friends. A good part of the money we have borrowed from China, who is no one’s friend, has been given to other countries in foreign aid packages. And not one of them would help defend us if we were attacked.
My father always said most people buy what they want and borrow what they need. That’s what all these countries we keep sending money to are doing. They spend their money for what they want while they borrow our armies to defend them when someone tries to take away their toys.
We can’t last much longer the way we’re going. You would not stand still for the government telling you that, just because you have a job and your neighbors don’t, you are responsible for their debts. Then why are we letting them use our money to pay the bill of all these beggar countries?
I had a teacher who told me the most dangerous group of people in the world were educated fools. This was back in 1965. That’s the very group now running this country, from City Hall to the White House. With education, but no common sense.
SANDRA FLANNERY
High Point

Those were holly berries not mistletoe
Not sure why you had a photo of a sprig of leaves and berries from a holly berry tree beside your mistletoe article, but it definitely isn’t what one would assume to be an accompanying photo for that article. I hope this didn’t encourage people to go out and start chopping down limbs from hollies in everyone’s yards. Mistletoe berries are a very pale green off white color, and its leaves aren’t thorny like holly berry leaves.
MAT A. THOMAS
Colfax
Editor’s note: The Enterprise ran a notice in the Accuracy box on page A2 to correct the error.

 


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The Guilford County Board of Education is considering renaming Allen Jay Middle School when a new magnet facility opens there. Should the school be renamed? What name would you suggest? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com. Here are four responses:
• This is the community! A heritage created by the man named Allen Jay and the entire alumni of this school should not be lost. Keep the name!
• Changing the name of the proposed school from Allen Jay to anything is an affront to the Allen Jay community, Quakers, and High Point residents in general.
• The school was named for a well-known Quaker leader in this area in the 19th century. Leave the name of the school alone.
• New is not always better. Please leave the name Allen Jay as is.