• Rouzer deals in weasel words

    To the editor:

    I’ve shared a letter from our 7th District Congressman David Rouzer he sent in response to a question I asked him about why he signs a pledge to never raise taxes, when 100 percent of America’s $19 trillion debt is because Congress has voted to spend $19 trillion more than Congress has voted to tax on incomes, forcing the Treasury to borrow instead.

    In his letter, he names Social Security as the second most important driver of this ($19 trillion) federal debt.

  • Williams’ story too familiar for far too many

    To the editor:

    For those of us who have lost a son or daughter to the ravages of addiction to drugs and alcohol, Pam Williams’ front-page story in last week’s edition is all too familiar.

  • We cannot afford to elect Trump

    To the editor:

    I knew when I first heard Donald Trump say Mexicans were rapists (and more), I knew he was even more hateful than he was on his TV show, “The Apprentice.” He seems to love Donald Trump; he is narcissistic; his egotism is even larger than his mouth. His “You’re fired!” was delivered with so much abhorrence and glee, I wondered why any of the “apprentices” would agree to submit to such a “reality” show.

  • Be alert at the voting booth

    To the editor:

    Recently, a voter identification verification bill was passed in North Carolina (voter ID law). Acceptable IDs were available free at numerous locations with help offered if needed. In the election this fall, a person would provide the ID to show they are who they say they are and eligible to vote.

    The NAACP protests the voter ID requirement as placing an unfair barrier to poor and minority folks. Some people’s mindset is rooted in the past segregation era. The rest of the country apparently has moved on.

  • David Rouzer misleads on Social Security

    To the editor:

    Congressman David Rouzer is misleading Brunswick County voters about Social Security in answering questions at his open houses around the county.

    He has taken a pledge to never raise income taxes on high earners, even to fight terrorism. He does blame the resulting debt from fighting terrorism on Social Security, which he calls a major cause of the debt. Social Security taxes bring in an extra $400 billion every year, did last year and will again this year.

  • Pray for an end to forces of division

    To the editor:

    Please pray for Charlotte, where rioting and racial turmoil have been occurring after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, by a black police officer last week.

    We pray comfort for the Scott family for their loss, but many forces of division and in this land have taken advantage of this event to stir up turmoil and violence in this city.

  • It’s easier to spend someone else’s money

    To the editor:

    I have attended the Calabash town meeting as I do every year while on vacation. Calabash always seems like a nice place to retire.

    At the meeting, the commissioners and the mayor were talking about implementing a new website for the town at a cost of $5,000 to $11,000. One of the commissioners said this was not included in the budget for this year. I am glad one of the commissioners is concerned about budgets!

  • Thank you for Supplies for Success support

    To the editor:

    Once again, our hearts have been warmed by the generous response to our Supplies for Success project to gather needed school supplies for Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School students. Thousands of pencils, hundreds of notebooks, crayons, glue sticks and scissors, along with scores of markers, erasers, rulers and other items that were donated by caring residents and visitors. All of these items will play an important role in aiding students to be successful in learning during this school year.

  • If Clinton were elected

    To the editor:

    I know exactly what will happen with her. It’s worse than what I don’t know will happen with him.

    If Hillary Rodham Clinton were to be elected president of the United States, the fundamentals of the nation’s foundation would be irretrievably destroyed, a disintegration already in the making with the Obama administration.

  • When do we need Jesus?

    To the editor:

    To answer the question, “do we need Jesus,” we must consider our need for Jesus not only in this life, but the life hereafter.

    I have heard of people saying, “It is great that you think you need Jesus, but I am fine, thank you.”