Letters to the editor – Wednesday – 7-20-16

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Be grateful for dedication of our law enforcement officers

During the past several weeks we have had the opportunity to work with several members of the Salisbury Police Department on both an individual and department basis.

Specifically, officers Wilkerson, Henderson, Chatman and Sexton distinguished themselves and their department with outstanding examples of professionalism as well as very respectful, courteous and personable service to the citizens of Salisbury and Rowan County. (The officers include both male and female, black and white members of our police force.)

In the aftermath of the tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and the public concern for many police departments and law enforcement agencies throughout the country, we feel the Salisbury community can be extremely proud of our Salisbury Police Department and the quality of service rendered by the above officers.

With limited budgets and very demanding schedules, we are grateful for the dedicated service demonstrated by these officers. When you have the opportunity, please give the men and women in our Police Department and Sheriff’s Office the support they deserve, and thank them for their service to our community.

— Ronnie Smith


Want a spoiled brat?

Well, we are watching. What Clinton did with riding on the presidential plane was stupid. Do you want a spoiled brat for a president? Go and vote for her. She is not thinking like an American that has to pay taxes and meet bills on a shoestring. Put yourself on our level if you want to win.

She is playing queen for a day, with her “I am rich and you’re poor” behavior. Lies and more lies.

If she was smart she’d have paid for her own ticket to Charlotte, not have the taxpayers pick up the ticket by riding with Obama. Big deal. She’s not there yet. How many more things do we have to pick up for these people?

I was in McDonald’s the other day and their TV was on — $40,000 a day to protect Sanders we are paying for. Why? How do you like that? Crazy is what all of this is. With children going hungry, who wants to pay that kind of money for his old butt? I don’t. We have to take a stand for this kind of foolishness and waste of money. We see so much stupid things and don’t do anything about it. Who OKs all of this?

Like drinking and driving, you read about it and say, “What a shame,” and go on with our life like always. Stop.

— Joyce Orphanoudakis


Sanders’ Secret Service protection recently ended. As for the trip to Charlotte on Air Force One, the Clinton campaign said it would pay Hillary’s share of the expenses.