Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Make difference, not an excuse

To the Editor:

Have you ever really asked yourself what is violence? The dictionary defines it as the exercise or stance of physical force usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: The facts behind GOP tax arguments

To the Editor:

Republicans, whenever they want to talk about lowering taxes, bring up the fact that JFK lowered them. (i.e., Jonathan Fallin’s letter). True, Kennedy lowered the top tax rate from 91 percent to 65 percent. That’s because we were still basically on the tax rates from World War II. Compare that to today’s 35 percent. If Republicans love Kennedy so much, let’s go back to that rate.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Knowing what it is like to struggle

To the Editor:

Who knew [peanut butter and jelly] was not just for lunch anymore?


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Vote them out in November

To the Editor:

“If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance; If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor ... PERIOD.”


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Issues to consider in upcoming elections

To the Editor:

The Herald’s front-page article on Feb. 22, covering the recent budget discussion by the Lee County Board of Commissioners, should be important to everyone.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Do not fall for Satan’s deception

To the Editor:

The Herald’s Feb. 27 article, “Snake handlers firm in belief,” records the danger in building a doctrine around one phrase in the Bible.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s leave the judgment to God

To the Editor:

It is with some trepidation that I sit at my keyboard to take issue with the Rev. Bruce MacInnes, a man for whom I have enormous respect.


Mar. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: People of faith must stand firm

To the Editor:

Have you wondered why there seems to be an all-out war on gender in America?


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

PBJ comment was not the real story

Who knew of the disdain that Lee County’s progressives would have toward our wheat, peanut, strawberry and grape farmers? This is no surprise, as the recent Convergent Nonprofit Solutions survey of our elite community leaders reveal the low regard held toward our agri-businesses, a segment of our economy that generates more than $235 million each year for Lee County and employs more than 4,000 people.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Welcome to socialized medicine

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to a letter written by Constance Bell requesting Congress protect funding for the Medicare Advantage program.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Lee County needs a real Tea Party

To the Editor:

Tyrants have hijacked the GOP label and tainted the Tea Party brand.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Fear should not thwart state’s energy potential

To the Editor:

American-made products have a reputation for quality. State and federal regulators ensure our products are safe, meet high standards and provide value to consumers.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Could fracking sponsors have ulterior motives?

To the Editor:

Would Gov. Pat McCrory, Sen. Bob Rucho and other sponsors of fracking want to sabotage a 7,500-acre “live, work and play” community that would bring hundreds of businesses and thousands of new workers and homeowners to Chatham County?


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Renewable energy is the answer, not shale gas

To the Editor:

Shale gas is not the answer to lowering carbon emissions.


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Congress should protect funds for health plans seniors rely on

To the Editor:

As a retired registered nurse, I know the importance of good health care.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Taking exception to ‘Thumbs Down’

To the Editor:

I must take exception with one of your “Thumbs Down” editorials this Sunday.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It’s time for responsible shale energy

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the letter you published from [Jeanne] Rhea in The Sanford Herald on Feb.11.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Things believers should bear in mind

To the Editor:

The Feb. 4 Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate over evolution vs. creationism is now showing on YouTube.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Teachers, public won’t be fooled

To the Editor:

[Gov. Pat] McCrory is not proposing to give all teachers a well-deserved salary increase.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Right people being entrusted with important responsibility

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to the letter to the editor from Jeanne Rhea that was printed in The Sanford Herald on Feb. 11.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Some choose to rise above

When I was a young teenager priming tobacco on my aunt’s farm in Broadway, I learned early on that if I could calculate my next row ahead of time and prime some of it simultaneously, I would gain an advantage over other primers and be able to enjoy a long rest when I choose.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Let’s stick to the facts

I can’t begin to tell you how annoying it is to hear the same silly, anti-fracking rhetoric coming from extreme left-leaning sycophants.


Feb. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners’ comments were outrageous, shocking

To the Editor:

The joint meeting of the school board and the county commissioners on Thursday, Feb. 6, [included] shocking comments by Kirk Smith and Jim Womack.


Feb. 15, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Prayers needed for life-saving transplant

To the Editor:

Evie’s life-saving kidney transplant is on Tuesday, the 18th. More than anything, she needs your prayers.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Vouchers make public school teachers’ jobs more difficult

To the Editor:

Electing to enroll a child into a private school is a decision best left to the parents.