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Letters to the editor — Tuesday (9-15-2015)

Downtown businesses need better mail service

I have always been able to depend on the United States Postal Service, at least until recently. I have a downtown business, and recently I was informed by the Postmaster that downtown is now on an auxiliary route.

This means to me that downtown businesses may or may not get our mail, at least not regularly.

I depend on Priority Mail shipping for my business, and many of the downtown merchants do as well. Since our downtown post office was so stupidly closed, we don’t even have the option of going to the post office to send our mail and packages. Some businesses that sell publications of different kinds depend on the mail to get those things in a timely manner.

Already the USPS has lost a package of mine that cost me quite a sum, but no one seems to know where it went. When you have a different delivery person every day, things are bound to get confused.

You would think that businesses would get first priority where mail is concerned. We aren’t waiting for Grandma’s birthday card to arrive. We are waiting on merchandise, payroll and important papers that are vital to our businesses.

Just a message to the powers that be in the USPS. Fix it!

— Robin Hager

Salisbury

Two-party rule

The media has been talking about how Queen Elizabeth of England has surpassed her great-great-grandmother Victoria as Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Queen Victoria was married to her cousin for 21 years and reigned for over 63 years. Elizabeth has been married to her cousin since 1947. I don’t understand why the people of England, Wales, Scotland, ‘’and the rest’’ want to bow down to one family.

As a supporter of democracy I am against monarchies, dictatorships and other non-democratic regimes. I think that every country should be a democratic republic under the control of its citizens. I wish that ‘’our’’ government had the same views. Unfortunately, the two political parties that rule our country don’t believe in true democracy at home or abroad. If they did then we citizens would have the right to repeal laws and taxes.

— Chuck Mann

Greensboro

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