Logical Airport Name

Dear Editor,

It wasn’t so long ago that Greensboro was once referred to as that little town between Horneytown and Climax.  Today, Greensboro is the third largest city in North Carolina and it can easily be found on the map.  As a matter of fact, so can High Point and Winston-Salem, but when people travel they like to know exactly where they are and Greensboro International Airport best describes that. Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point best describes an area with over 1.7 million people, and if the Triangle of Raleigh/Durham were added in, it would be over 2 million and with international flights.

Ray Hylton




Cold Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Hot

Dear Editor,

We’ve had extremely cold weather here recently, but let us not allow it to lull us into complacency about climate change. The world is a big place.  Cold spell or not, the average worldwide temperature is rising.  The last three years have been, worldwide and successively, the hottest ever on record.  The 10 hottest years have all occurred since 1998.

When scientists first suspected climate change (global warming), they designed scientific models to predict what would happen if they were right.  These models predicted stronger storms, atypical weather extremes and increasingly aberrant weather patterns. This is what is happening all over the globe.

Maureen Parker



 Where Will Left Stop?

Dear Editor,

Is it my imagination or is everything this country was and stood for, everything our forefathers, our ancestors worked and fought for beginning to slowly circle the drain? When you express concern about how the rights granted by God and vocalized in the Constitution are being eroded for the sake of political correctness you are pilloried as a knuckle dragging Neanderthal who only wants to suppress anyone who doesn’t agree with them. But it’s all right for the other side to do that same thing to you. And not only that, but they get praised for being brave and bold for standing up to a hater.

Our public schools, from elementary all the way thru college, are becoming indoctrination centers for any and everything except what students need to learn in order to be functioning members of society. Our military is becoming a testing ground for social engineering, national defense be damned. Our “elected representatives” act more like royalty. They see us as their servants instead of the other way around. And again, if you question anything you’re a threat that must be destroyed at all cost.

The overwhelming majority of the mainstream media and social media are organs of the left that follow their masters’ orders blindly. And the one aspect of this that few consider is how it’s all financed.  Who foots the bill for this stuff?

I firmly believe that all this is being done by a very vocal minority in this country. I say that because look who our president is.  Despite the efforts of the Hildabeast and her minions, the silent majority roused themselves and elected Trump to the presidency.  It was hilarious to watch the left absolutely lose their minds and become rabid in their attempts to change the outcome. They will do anything, literally anything, to reverse this situation.

The silent majority needs to again rouse themselves from their slumber and deny the left what they believe is their right to rule, not govern, but rule through the power of their vote. I fear that when all else fails they’ll take that fatal step and attempt to overturn our form of government, by coup if necessary.

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure.” Thomas Jefferson, Nov. 13, 1787.

Go Galt and save the republic.

Alan Marshall


Blame is on Parents

Dear Editor,

What has happened to our great country?  Millennials didn’t help.

I don’t blame millennials for their propensity for laziness and lack of accountability.  I blame the parents.  This generation of young adults was allowed to grow up with their faces planted in video games and cell phones.  You wonder if some of them ever had to take out the trash growing up.  I am middle aged now and when I was young I had a lawn mowing business and both my parents made sure I was grounded and had a grasp of the real world.

I work in a large building where the young adults leave their trash behind in the breakroom, do not flush the toilet behind them and throw their garbage on the ground in the parking lot. They have a sense of entitlement even though they have yet to accomplish much.  Their parents have taught them that if something doesn’t go their way it’s OK to complain, point fingers and hate against the other side.  This is all part of what has happened to our great country.  Now it seems half the country just hates and whines incessantly when things don’t go their way.

Of course, many many millennials are great kids who make us all proud, but it’s an unusually high percentage of this group that has gone wrong.  Yup, I blame the parents.

Let’s hope generations to come have the motivation to make our young people great again.

Douglas Loomis


Opposed to Incivility

Dear Editor,

“Loyalty to the nation all the time, loyalty to the government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain said those words in reference to Andrew Johnson, who was impeached for his attempts to keep newly freed slaves from getting the vote just after the Civil War.

These words are very appropriate today, given the president and administration currently in office. This president does not deserve loyalty, though he apparently demands it from his followers. To those Republican leaders who remain loyal, despite the president’s hateful and coarse language, his racist remarks and his divisive rhetoric, shame on you.

Mark Walker, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are noticeably silent about crude utterances from the lips of the president. Their silence makes them complicit with the president’s views. I ask them, do you have the moral and political courage to disavow racism?

George Washington, who famously gave us his rules of civility, would never have stood for the hateful language this president uses. Nor would Dwight D. Eisenhower, nor Ronald Reagan, nor John F. Kennedy, nor indeed any former president. These men called us to a higher level, not to the gutter. Pray that we should have such leaders again.

James Bennett


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