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Letters – Tuesday 5-22-2012

Where do teachers get education?
I see that the Rowan-Salisbury School System is in the news. The issue is a debate in a classroom over the potential of bullies in the presidential race. Someone gave the “fact of the day” that Romney was said to have bullied someone when he was in high school. When the students began discussing this, someone asked if Obama had also been a bully. The teacher responded that there would be no disrespecting the president. But as the video (on The Blaze) tells, she goes on to tell the student he could be jailed for speaking ill of Obama!
My comment is, where are these educators who influence our children getting their education? Shouldn’t these institutions of higher knowledge be held accountable for the employees they are feeding into our government schools? Why do they not understand our laws and Constitution? Who is shaping their world view that they come away and teach like this? Our children and our nation are at stake.
— Brenda Kelly
Marion, Iowa
Firing time?
If the North Rowan High School teacher whose ignorance has made a mockery of the Rowan educational system is not terminated, the Rowan-Salisbury School System will be judged accordingly.
— Harold Weinstein
Raintree
Worthy of emotion
Listening to the teacher’s diatribe on YouTube, it was easy to see that intelligent people are allowing their emotions to cloud their judgment in this election, rather than focusing on issues.
This election is about the government’s incursion on First Amendment rights, particularly freedom of religion and speech. It’s about side-stepping Congress and using mandates to rule instead of following the will of the people. It involves using strong arm tactics on the Supreme Court, and trying to expand executive power in the name of expediency.
It’s about violating personal privacy and HIPAA with Obamacare that will demand that Americans be implanted with RFID chips, which are easily scanned allowing medical identity theft, and according to the FDA, carry risks of cancerous tumors, lesions and sores. Note that RFID chips have already been linked with a number of human deaths in implanted people, due to data problems on the chips.
This election is also about a president who remains unduly secretive about simple things in his past, who is allowing factions within America to tear the country apart on the basis of race, religion and class, rather than focusing on building her up and keeping her status as the greatest country in the world.
It’s about a man who is more concerned about pleasing the United Nations than bringing in jobs by reducing the capital gains tax and making America attractive to companies with tax breaks, so that they stay and people find real work and careers, not minimum wage jobs.
President Obama seems to want to turn my home into a socialist police state; everyone knows that socialism is a failed experiment. People are losing jobs, homes and freedoms, and it seems like Obama is always on vacation or prepping for his next interview. Wise up. Rise up. Vote!
— Kelly Stuard-Will
Salisbury
Way to go, Indians
I am so proud for Coach Jim Gannt, Coach Lowman and every coach on the Catawba team. But most of all, I am so proud of these young men who make up the Catawba Indians Baseball Team.
If you have never been to a game, you have missed it all. They are the most polite, courteous and well-mannered young men, and the college should be proud to call them theirs.
I attended a lot of the games and those at Mount Olive last week until Friday.
I had to come back for a previous commitment, but I listened to the two games Sunday and my living room is not the same. They won it all and will go to the College World Series Sunday in Cary.
They won the Region II Championship and we are so proud. All the team members gave their all and it showed Sunday. Way to go, team — and that means each of you.
Every one of these guys gave something to this championship.
Those freshmen, sophomores and others sitting on the bench gave their all in support of the team.
Way to go, Catawba Indians baseball team.
— Shirley Alexander
Salisbury

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