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Letters

  • Flag theft is a symptom of our nation in distress

    To the editor:

    I believe our country is in great distress. I also believe we have a so-called president who is among other things disgusting, both morally and intellectually, a would-be dictator, a totalitarian, and an authoritarian.

    In the form of a protest, I have hung my American flag outside our home upside down.

  • Flags could help raise rip current awareness level

    To the editor:

    Regarding the story in the July 19 edition, “Rip currents kill two men in Brunswick County,” it makes me wonder what can be done to make our out-of-town guests more aware of rip current concerns at our local beaches. The availability of lifeguards has been discussed, but the cost is prohibitive.

  • Chain emails spread lies and threaten privacy

    To the editor:

    Twice within the past six months, we have received distributions of hate-spewed emails to groups of recipients where every email address was clearly shown as a cc. In each situation, a simple fact check clearly showed the subject matter to be false, untrue, distorted and fake.

  • Tillis, Burr must reject Supreme Court nominee

    To the editor:

    With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, I am deeply concerned about the fate of Roe vs. Wade and access to abortion in this country. President Trump made it abundantly clear that he would appoint justices who will overturn Roe. If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, the balance of the court will be stacked against the constitutional right to abortion.

  • How can readers help the Beacon?

    To the editor:

    We are always so moved by Jackie Torok’s columns, but her Aug. 2 column on courtesy had us thinking of how can we as readers help the Beacon. Besides the ways she mentioned — scaling down photos, sending news items in the correct format, sending news items to her directly — maybe there are others ways to help.

  • Brunswick Animal Hospital assists feline in need

    To the editor:

    I would like to send out a great big thank you to Dr. Jim Rabon and his team at Brunswick Animal Hospital. We have a cat in the neighborhood a neighbor found and claimed last year but never spayed. Of course, she had kittens a couple of months ago, and one of the neighbors and me agreed we would have her spayed if we could catch her. Over the course of the year, she has gotten to the point where I can pet her and pick her up for a few seconds.

  • Walden column on capitalism versus socialism misses point

    To the editor:

    After reading Dr. Mike Walden’s column in the July 26 edition, I was somewhat taken aback.

    His column was well written and thought out. Sorry, but he missed the point. Capitalism is a system of economics in which private ownership of resources is permitted, along with the right to transfer business for personal profit. It is opposite of socialism, which is a “theory” that goods produced should be owned, managed and distributed by a government representing the people.

  • Using God to justify weapons

    To the editor:

    One of the most frightening things I’ve witnessed in our post-9/11 world was a televised interview of an Islamic extremist. The terrorist group he belonged to was trying to get its hands on a nuclear bomb. Asked by the interviewer why he wanted such a powerful and destructive weapon, he replied, “God told me to do it.” What could be more frightening than a religious fanatic bent on killing as many other humans as possible in the name of God?

  • Trump’s actions border on treason

    To the editor:

    “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” These words are more relevant today than ever. Citizens of Brunswick County and throughout America must make their voices heard and take action to defend and preserve American democracy, values and principles. We must work together to remove President Trump from office and to defeat those candidates who support, legitimize and enable him and his policies that are leading our country down the dark path of authoritarianism and despotism.

  • Trump makes America stronger

    To the editor:

    The Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well in Brunswick County. Recently, a letter was published in the Beacon about the U.S. threatening international trade sanctions against countries promoting United Nations resolutions to encourage breastfeeding of infants. I am not surprised most of the mainstream media report any story with incomplete information slanted against President Trump and his administration.