Letters to the editor – Tuesday – Nov. 3, 2009
Closed minds rant over HIV/AIDs issue
On Oct. 31, I read an article online, “Obama to Lift HIV/AIDS Travel Ban.” By now I am sure you must have received many letters in regards to this. This article has caused much concern with me, not because of its subject, but because of the response to it.
There are thousands of comments posted to the article located on AOL.
It disgusts me how so many people can be so closed-minded about things in today’s world, what with impossible cures being searched for and so many changes being made for the good of mankind.
I understand that people have morals and ethics, but to be closed-minded about so much is ridiculous in my opinion.
I beg of you to post this in your next addition. Not because I want to cause trouble, but because I have hopes that someone will understand my views and hopefully at least one mind will be changed.
ó Anteria Hawbaker
On behalf of the Libretto Book Club, I want to thank the sponsors who made the fifth annual communitywide Summer Reading Challenge possible: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, The Salisbury Post, Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, F&M Bank, Catawba College, Friends of Rowan Public Library, Livingstone College, Miller Davis Agency, and the Literary Bookpost, with additional support from Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Marathon Business Center, and Godley’s Garden Center and Nursery.
We were especially pleased with the articles in the Salisbury Post by Deirdre Parker-Smith throughout the summer. They kept the community informed and interested and spread the word that all were invited to the free reception by the culinary staff of Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, Patricia Andrews, K-La Dwiggens, and Sharonda Nixon, while enjoying music by flutist Karen Franks, and the interesting and informative panel discussion.
An outstanding program on the theme, “Stories of Courage,” was presented by panel members John Hart, Dr. Gary Freeze, Greg Anderson and Vivian Mathewson. John Whitfield was the panel moderator.
More than 200 people attended the reception and panel discussion on Oct. 13 and participated in four different art forms ó literary art, visual art, performing art and culinary art.
What a great evening!
ó Barbara Setzer
Setzer is president of the Libretto Book Club.
Someone needs to let the government know we do not need government-run health insurance. Sen. Kay Hagan should let all the representatives know how the public feels and what they want.
Our president was to make change when he took office. He did, but not for the better. He has given so much away, we the people will never get out of debt. Our great-great-grandchildren will continue paying us out of debt for years to come.
Obama was going to change offshore banking. What happened? Nothing has been done with all the offshore accounts that are out there ó they remain tax protected.
With so many Americans out of work, health insurance is difficult to have. Put the people back to work, and the insurance companies can provide private coverage and the government will not be competing with private companies. Capitalism is designed to care for its people. People who work are able to take care of themselves. We do not need government-run health insurance. We need to build on the system we already have.
Jobs are needed for our people, not the illegal immigrants who are paid small wages so the employer does not have to pay FICA or taxes for them.
We seniors who have supported this country most of our lives do not need to be short-changed with cutting our benefits to Medicare. Make sure all seniors are protected.
ó Sarah Martin