Letters: Thumbs down for columnist Pitts

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thumbs down for columnist Pitts
I was delighted to read the reply by Richard Roberts (May 27 letter to the editor) on Leonard Pitts’ column on Saturday, May 23. I was disappointed that the Salisbury Post chose to print Mr. Pitts’ comments about former President Bush. In reading Mr. Pitts’ column on previous occasions, I must state that I do not believe that most Americans share his views. I too, wanted to write the Salisbury Post to state my displeasure about Pitts, but must say Mr. Roberts did it for me. Thanks!
ó Nedra Chapman
Disagreeable paper
Regarding the May 27 opinion page:
I have no idea who wrote this mess about “Judging the judge” (from Scripps Howard News Service). I have been a subscriber to this paper for more years than I want to remember. But in the last few years, most days after I check the obits, I throw the paper away. Writing like this is why. In fact, this time I believe I’ll just cancel my paper ó like most of our friends have already.
The Republican senators are supposed to look very closely at the new judge being appointed to the Supreme Court! Remember the Democrat senators voted “no” to President Bush’s Hispanic choice for the court. I thought we were all Americans.
Then the article talks about her (Sonia Sotomayor) growing up in public housing in New York. I don’t remember you talking about Judge Clarence Thomas’ poor childhood. What does that have to do with understanding the U.S. Constitution! I am really sad that who ever is in charge of the Salisbury Post is letting y’all wreck this paper. You won’t ever hear from me again. I will never read your opinions again!
ó Frank Lent
Bounties of heaven
Remembering our soldiers on Memorial Day, let us press on trusting in our God. In 1940, Europe was facing the Nazi army of Adolf Hitler. In England on May 26, Churchill’s forces were trapped. King George VI called for a national day of prayer. God sent strange weather causing the winds to blow as needed. When the winds were calm, the fog came in, covering thousands of troops fleeing in tiny boats. This is called the “Miracle of Dunkirk.”
As our nation is struggling through the most difficult times that the majority of us have never known, I would like to remind you of statements made long ago. Ben Franklin said, “… The longer I live the more proof I see that God governs in the affairs of men, and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can not rise and fall without his aid? These are challenging and perilous times as political forces are at work to undermine our country.”
As our new president is known for quoting Abe Lincoln, he needs to read this quote (proclaiming a national day of fasting): “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. … We have grown in number, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. … It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended power to confess our sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
On June 4, another nationwide “tea party” will be held. Buses from across North Carolina will pick up citizens to take part in Raleigh to let Congress know enough is enough. See www.americansforprosperity.org for more info.
ó Linda Murdock Harmon