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Letters

  • God bless those who support freedoms

    To the editor:

    God bless those who fought for the freedoms I enjoy: freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and freedom of religion.

    I am free to choose the politicians I “like” based on the policies they support and how they represent my ideals as a citizen living in a democratic society.

    As a mother of two children, I have the right to raise them based on my beliefs and morals. If I believe public education is inadequate, I have the right to enroll my children in private schools or I can choose to home school.

  • Vote for change in Carolina Shores

    To the editor:

    It’s almost time. The election at Carolina Shores takes place shortly. The chipmunks, Chip and Dale, are doing their thing, making noise running around and confusing motion with action. They are busy gathering their nuts around them preparing for what I hope will be a long, cold winter.

  • Upset about e-mails

    To the editor: According to another local newspaper, there was an exchange of e-mails pertaining to the recent address given by President Obama to students across our nation.

    The content of the e-mails revealed our school board is populated by some narrow-minded, ill-informed ideologues. They also seem ignorant of the rules they are supposed to operate under as elected officials.

    Maybe they believe rules aren’t meant for them.

  • Injustice everywhere

    To the editor: When we have elected officials who openly say they don’t like the president of the United States, even though he has done nothing to them, or making a speech to advise children to stay in school and do their best no matter what happens, I think this person should not be on a public school board that looks out for the good of all schoolchildren, no matter who they are.

  • Another attack on personal freedom

    To the editor: Congress is working on a bill (HR 3221) to eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

    This bill will eliminate the successful 40-year program of private college education loans, resulting in the closing of many firms and the loss of approximately 35,000 private sector jobs. It will also make the government the sole lender for about $705 billion in new college loans over the next 10 years; another example of unnecessary increased federal spending.

  • Good job, Michael Paul

    To the editor: Your sports editor Michael Paul did a remarkable job on his piece about boxer Waban Thomas’ death. He was complete, compassionate and caring.

    After 30 years with the Charlotte Observer and writing thousands of my “It’s a Matter of Life” obit columns, I think I am qualified to judge a good obit story when I read one. And this was one. Thanks, Michael.

  • Vote on town's referendum

    To the editor: Re: Proposition to restore mayor-council government in Carolina Shores

    Ask yourself when you first heard the Carolina Shores governmental structure was changed. Better yet, when did you hear about the possibility of changing our form of government?

    Did anyone ever ask you what your opinion was? Did any candidate ever bring up the subject in the last election? How about the one before that? No?

  • Benefits come with costs

    To the editor: To comment on the item in the Sept. 17 edition of the Beacon about Sunset Beach and the purchase of parkland, I agree progressive thinkers would see the long-range desirability of such a purchase.

    Too often the “choice” spots are lost to developers and private interests and the public (that’s us) doesn’t get the opportunity to acquire these lands.

    The new sewer system and a public park will enhance the community of Sunset Beach. Both must come with a price tag attached.

  • Why aren't others being annexed?

    To the editor: Everybody knows St. James plans to forcibly annex small, commercially zoned tracts at the Midway intersection, which is miles from its main entrance.

    But did you know the St. James Plantation sales office, which is at the traffic light right across the street from the main entrance and directly adjacent to the soon-to-be-constructed town hall and community center, is not currently in the town of St. James and is not part of the areas slated to be involuntarily annexed?

  • Be informed about healthcare reform

    To the editor: I read Sen. Richard Burr’s description of the Patients’ Choice Act he co-authored and was intrigued enough to research his proposal.

    Elements of his bill, as well as Democrat-sponsored bills, make sense and can have a positive impact on healthcare in the U.S.

    Medical malpractice reform, prioritizing healthy lifestyles and preventative medicine and eliminating waste and inefficiency in the current system are the “low hanging fruit” in this debate.