Letters to the editor - Tuesday (3-12-2013)
‘Fallen heroes’ bill is well deserved
On March 6, Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law. effective Dec. 1, 2013, House Bill 19, An Act To Honor Fallen Heroes. This bill prohibits disorderly conduct at a funeral, memorial service or processional route.
The bill was strengthened to require funeral demonstrators to vacate the funeral area for at least two hours before and after a ceremony, and it increases the minimum allowed distance from 300 feet to 500 feet from the funeral site. In addition, the first offense is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and the second offense was increased to Class 1 felony, with the third offense increased to a Class H felony.
I’m proud of the four representatives of Rowan County who voted in favor of this bill, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Gene McLaurin, Rep. Carl Ford and Rep. Harry Warren. It is sad a law has to be passed to honor those who fought and have fallen all in the name of freedom. Freedom that some nutcases use for their personal agendas or monetary gains. I’m also proud of Governor McCrory who did not hesitate because he knows the sacrifices our heroes make. Thanks again to all who sponsored and supported this bill.
— Rodney Cress
The ‘superbug’ threat
I am glad that people are finally talking about ‘’superbugs’’, and nightmare bacteria.
I think that it is time for the government to create legislation on this issue.
Most, if not all, superbugs are ‘’born’’ in hospitals. Many superbugs are spread by healthcare workers. I think that any hospital that infects a patient with a superbug should be fined, and required to provide free healthcare to the patient until the superbug is gone.
There should be some kind of punisment if the patient should die. Shouldn’t hospitals that infect people with superbugs be punished?
— Chuck Mann