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… Butner is loyal

If only “liberals” are offended by racist and sexist rants, then everyone else must believe that its just fine to do so. Treating all people with equal respect and dignity is not being “politically correct,” it is being a good human being.

If it bothers anyone so much to refrain from denigrating others, if it seems like too much trouble to “pretend” that we are all equal, then you have a real problem.

This may seem radical, but this liberal doesn’t want people like Mac Butner and his defenders to “control their speech to be politically correct.” I actually prefer that they continue to speak their minds and say what they really feel. In doing so, it allows everyone else to see the ugliness inside their hearts and minds.

— Joanne Stewart

… Landis jeweler dies in accident

Mr. Talbert was a wonderful person. His work was top of the line and when I expressed that I felt that he should charge me more for a recent repair, he refused. I am confident that he is with his beloved Saviour.

He exemplified the characteristics of a true Christian and family man!

— Cathy Wilkes

.. Ada Fisher: GOP won Democratic debate

It is not clear from Dr. Fisher’s statement that she even understands what socialism is, or is trying to reduce it to absurdity. Sure, pure socialism is unsustainable, which is why nobody is advocating it. Pure capitalism isn’t sustainable either, nor is pure communism, or any other “-ism”. Real societies, including ours, use a combination. Some of the most free and prosperous countries in the world use a system of Democratic Socialism, which has proven quite effective and sustainable.

Where socialism is a problem in this country is not with individuals, but with corporations who get socialized subsides, and can socialize their losses and risks, but who are allowed to privatize all gains. What candidates are challenging that regime?

— Luke Hamaty

… Council revisits fair housing discussion

“Lending institutions deny black and Hispanic applicants for home loans at a much higher rate than the average denial rates for whites.” Was there any effort to rate credit worthiness along the same racial lines? Or were the applicants identical except for race?

— Alan Rutherford

The radical right’s favorite tactic is to blame the victim.

— Chris Borre

… Prayer practice is part of our Christian heritage

Thank you for two excellent letters today, Mr. Jones and Mr. Younts. I’d add that liberalism uses public education, and more-so our colleges and universities, to push its agenda of erasing our country’s history and heritage to suit its vision for this country.

Actual history has been replaced, and everyone is expected to act, talk and believe as liberalism dictates. Our Constitution is considered flawed, thus ignored when expedient and misinterpreted when convenient.

— Steve Pender

There is nothing wrong with praying out loud, but it should never be done to impress others and be seen by people.

Don’t be like the hypocrite Pharisees who used public praying as a way to show off.

— Leo Smith

I think some of the Christians among us don’t get it. The secular population, of which I am a part, don’t want to do away with any personal beliefs. “Personal” being the most important word. Any government shouldn’t pander to or represent just one belief system.

If you are honest, and read your history correctly, you will see that is what our founders believed as well. No matter what your personal beliefs are, you should get equal rights under the law.

— Robin Hager

The Christian doctrine of slavery is also a part of our heritage.

— Reginald Brown

… A win for election integrity

Rowan County Republican party chair knew all about these posts because they were published in the Salisbury Post and on social media. They were all “the buzz” in Rowan County. Yet they appointed him to a board where he needed to be objective.

This appointment by the Rowan County Republican Party executive board and chair further shows that they are out of touch, and those in office that feel the same way need to be voted out!

— Veleria Levy

… Matt Washko: Battles with cancer strengthen family bonds

This is one of Rowan County’s finest families who has shown tremendous grace, strength, and faith through personal trials that few of us could ever imagine.

Dr. Ken is a compassionate local dentist that volunteers his professional expertise to those in need. For years, daughter Samantha and the entire family has worked with Rick Hendrick’s cancer research foundations. And Samantha and Matt have been strong student leaders at a time when our children need positive peer role models in their lives.

Kudos to a well-written, heart-felt article by Matt and a big thank you from the community to the entire Washko family for their inspiring message of hope and perseverance.

— Greg Edds

… ‘Grand Slam’ is a home run

The story line was very, very powerful. I wish everybody in Salisbury — teenagers and young adults in particular — could have seen it. The cast was magnificent, and the production and music selections were awesome. It was nice meeting this “fresh” reporter from the Salisbury Post. Her review is A+ in my book; however, we differ on our opinion of how long the songs should have been, but her point was well made. … I would have asked for encores on the memory lane the songs took me down.

— ED Woods

… Motivational speakers coming to schools

What exactly is Game Plan for Life? Readers need more information rather than relying on info taken from a press release. A simple search reveals this is a men’s outreach ministry used to spread the word of Jesus Christ and this may be pertinent information for your non-Christian readers.

— Sean Meyers



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