Letters to the editor — Thursday — 9/8/16

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2016

Election will have real world consequences for nation

What you see and hear on TV and in life all around us is not a Hollywood movie. When you go to vote and make your selections, life will change for us. You cannot use the remote and change a channel and look for life to become as you want, no matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. You are setting in motion what your future will hold.

If in the past eight years you see life has been given a better world by those running our government, vote for no change. If you see life will change from that to a way that could become better for us, vote for change.

You cannot compare whether someone paid taxes one year to someone who has allowed our nation’s secrets to be seen by other countries in bypassing our security with government emails.

People have died overseas from terrible decisions made by our government. Terrible decisions were covered up by our government over there, and from it more people died. We were at a place to stomp out ISIS and our troops were ordered to back off and left.

As President Reagan once said, freedom comes with a price. If we are not willing to do what needs to be done now and in the future, every man and woman who died for our country in the past will have died in vain. The freedoms we have today did not come without a price.

We are proud of who we are, for the freedoms we share and for all who took a stand to make this country what it is. Americans do not turn tail and run.

Obama and Hillary Clinton do not seem to agree with any of that. Do you?

— Art Liles

China Grove

Consider Clinton’s faults

In response to the letter by Herb Stark of Mooresville (“No angel vs. devilish,” Aug. 27), you wrote all the allegations about Donald Trump. By the way, why didn’t you mention all the things that Hillary Clinton did?

Why would you want a person who has lied, did not stand by our military, who has been in front of an investigation by the FBI and has lied to them and set up a Clinton Foundation so she and her husband can avoid paying taxes and give their daughter a job because she can’t make it in the real world?

You and a lot of people won’t wake up to the fact that, if she is elected, she will put the United States in more debt than we already are in.

— Jesse McBride