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I agree with our Native American population — I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins.
One might argue that:
We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.
Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because the name Redskins makes reference to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep alive the memory of the militant blacks from the ’60s. Gone. Offensive to us white folk.
The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war between the states that cost this country so many young men’s lives.
I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our football team names. It’s totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres. The fact that there are birds on their shirts does not protect either the Arizona or the St. Louis Cardinals — gone!
Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged as their way of life. We are talking the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children — and it is all about the children.
The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible spending habits. Wrong message to our children.
The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity — a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.
The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.
The Milwaukee Brewers — well, that goes without saying. … Wrong message to our children.
So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty .
— George Bass
Salisbury

In reference to the Salisbury Post editorial “Does Rucho really believe it?” (Dec. 17):
There are two ways to interpret state Sen. Bob Rucho’s tweet declaring “Judge Robert’s pen and Obamacare’s damage “to the USA” is greater than “the Nazis, Soviets and terrorists combined.”
If Senator Rucho was really comparing the total destruction done by the Nazis, Soviets, and terrorists worldwide to Obamacare, then I agree with the opinion. I’m an amateur WWI and WWII history buff. The statement by Rabbi Schindler about the murder of 11 million human beings had to be in reference to the loss of life of European civilians during WWII.
The implementation of Obamacare has just begun. I believe it will take decades to see what damage is done to U.S. citizens and economy. Remember, Senator Rucho said “damage.” I read that as “total” damage, physical and economic.
About rational decision-making — was it “rational” to pass a 2,000-page congressional bill without reading it?
— Dale Myers
Salisbury

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