Letters to the editor – Thursday (10-25-2012)
Reasons for Romney
Why Romney? Well, let’s see: higher corporate taxes/fewer incentives meaning more lost jobs; “AA” credit rating that’s falling; the highest national debt, budget, and unemployment rates in U.S. history; and the misappropriation of billions in stimulus money to foreign countries like China and 13 green energy companies that filed for bankruptcy afterwards. Having once declared the Constitution a “deeply flawed document,” Obama continues incursions on First Amendment rights of speech and religion as well as the Second and Ninth Amendments (protecting the right to bear arms and rights not specified in the Constitution). He is collectively snubbing Christians and Jews, while catering to the Islamic Brotherhood, believed to be behind many terrorist organizations in the Middle East. We’re facing the rationing of health care and “death panels,” which Steven Rattner, an architect of Obamacare, called “inevitable.”
Declaring two wars without congressional approval, Obama’s “ruling” through “executive mandate only,” refusing cooperation with Congress. He has given national sovereignty away bit by bit to the UN and NATO to create a global government and placed Americans in Benghazi, Libya, which is culturally and religiously antagonistic to America, with no armed protection — after bombing the country and calling it “a kinetic military action.”
Obama’s past is shrouded in secrecy and cannot be openly examined by the public, and the Hollywood/media machine’s need to endorse/raise him to “messianic status” is eerily reminiscent of Hitler and Mussolini for history buffs. The best Obama’s supporters can do is brand anyone who questions his policies “racist,” which is deeply offensive and political bullying at its worst. We’re supposed to be a free society. President Theodore Roosevelt said, “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
— Kelly D. Stuard-Will
Vote for Motsinger
As we quickly approach the November elections, I want to say how much Elisabeth Motsinger’s representation of our 5th Congressional District would mean to me. Elisabeth Motsinger is a person who cares about her district, her state and her country.
She will take her sworn duty to represent all the people in her district fairly and be able to stand on her principles. Elisabeth is not someone who is going to hold firm to party lines because she has been bullied by party politics.
— J. Dwaine Phifer
I had the pleasure of meeting the Rev. Bill Battermann at Haven Lutheran Church, where he was our guest minister. He spoke very eloquently, which comes as no surprise after learning not only of his 43 years as a minister, but as a graduate of Harvard University.
In addition to his years preaching God’s word, he has also taught many of our local citizens at both Catawba College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Reverend Battermann knows the value of hard work. His father was a plumber, and his mother was a schoolteacher. He himself worked as a farmer and for Consolidated Freight before graduation.
Reverend Battermann has the qualities that we need in Raleigh. He knows the necessities of Rowan County residents and will do his best to bring jobs to our area, as well as protecting our important agricultural industry.
Most of all, he will listen to our citizens and will use his own moral compass to guide us to a better future for all of Rowan County.
I urge all voters to please vote for Bill Battermann for NC House District 77.
— Melanie Chilson
Letters endorsing candidates in the Nov. 6 election must be received at the Salisbury Post by 5 p.m., Oct. 30.