Can’t Have It Both Ways

Dear Editor,

The alt left is quick to praise “diversity” and yet considers diversity to be about how a person looks, not about how they think or what they do. Politically they believe that a person can only be property represented by someone that looks the same, is of the same race, sex, etc., as the constituent.

Ironically, the new Greensboro mayoral and City Council makeup miserably fails the alt left’s diversity test. There is only one male on board, and not a single white male to be found. The new council therefore cannot possibly proportionally represent Greensboro’s male citizens and certainly not the city’s white male citizens. At least half the city is now without representation.

Diversity either works both ways or not at all. It is time for the alt left in Greensboro to “diversify” the mayoral and City Council offices.

Harold Gabriel



Don’t Dumb Down Airport Name

Dear Editor,

My wife and I moved from Washington State to Stokesdale in January 2017.

As we scoured the internet and print media to finalize our retirement destination, PTI kept showing up.  At first, I harbored Italian visions of vineyards (check), varied agriculture (check), mountains to the north and west (check) and a coastal plain leading to a large body of water to the east (check).  Hoping for a Winter Olympics host city or a Fiat factory didn’t fare so well, but we knew what we were adopting geographically.

The Triad part guaranteed us high-level medical professionals, excellent schools of higher education, great access to the arts and easy commutes.

The authority that desires to change the name from PTI to CNCIA or, more logically, North Central North Carolina International Airport, (NCNCIA, which sounds like a Three Stooges “NyuckNyuck” punch line) should think through their ultimate goal.  Instead of dumbing-down the name and demeaning the intelligence of those seeking to move here, they might be better served by refocusing on making our already regionally recognized designation into a national brand.  Just look at how many businesses have found success with “Piedmont Triad” in their name!

Larry Johnson



Laying an Impeachment Trap

Dear Editor,

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”  This was said by President Ronald Reagan and the left lost their minds in spite of the fact that it was an obviously humorous comment.

Fast forward to today: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un just stated that the nuclear button is on his desk at all times. Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a nuclear button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my button works.” And once again an obviously humorous comment causes liberal leftist heads to pop like champagne corks on New Year’s Day.

The difference is this is part of a subtle concerted effort to lay the groundwork for an attempt by the Democrats to oust President Trump using Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution that says, “Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

Note the portion that reads “… or of such other body as Congress may by law provide.”  Anywhere else this would be referred to as a coup.

If you’ve been listening to the mainstream media, various elected officials, supposed “experts” and the author of the pile of meadow muffins called an insider book that even the author admits is mostly made up, they all focus on one thing – the mental stability of President Trump. This, combined with the calls for impeachment, again based on fabricated or exaggerated “high crimes or misdemeanors,” is setting up a serious challenge to our constitutional form of government.

If the Democrats get control of the House and the Senate, you can expect unending attempts at impeachment. And it might not stop with President Trump. Keep in mind the order of secession is president, vice president, speaker of the House.

And who will be the speaker?  How does President Pelosi sound to you?

Go Galt and save the republic.

Alan Marshall



Wrong All Around

Dear Editor,

You have probably heard about the “swatting” incident in Kansas where a police officer killed an innocent, unarmed man. Authorities in Wichita, Kansas, received a 911 call where the “caller” said that he killed his father.  Police showed up at the home of Andrew Finch’s mother. Mr. Finch came outside and something happened. An unnamed police officer shot and killed him. It turns out that Andrew Finch hadn’t called 911. The caller was Tyler Raj Barris, who was in California, not Kansas.  Andrew Finch was unarmed and had not broken any laws. Afterwards Mr. Finch’s family was handcuffed, even though they hadn’t broken any laws.

It appears that the Wichita police force is trying to make this incident go away.  For some reason they have not named the police officer who killed an unarmed man that hadn›t broken any laws. And get this, they will not release Mr. Finch’s body to his mother. I think that it should be against the law for a police officer to kill an unarmed person who hasn’t broken any laws. The unnamed police officer should be fired and charged with murder. What Tyler Barris did was wrong, but what that police officer did was wrong as well.

Chuck Mann



Divided and United

Dear Editor,

Janice Wangard may have opened a can of worms in insisting we were founded as a Christian  Nation, but we are certainly more of a Christian nation than an anti-Christian nation.

Truly, we are 
a melting pot of many divisions.  In this regard, we should take a look at our earliest Christians – Coptics.

In the study of divisions, as they relate to religions, all seem to agree on one thing. In one way or another, all are concerned with uniting the human with the divine.

However, in this regard, many religions have faced persecution.  Among the worst for Christianity may be the Coptic Church of Egypt.  Yet outside the holy land itself, it may be the original church that founded Christian ideologies from the scriptures of the Apostle Mark.  He wrote the Gospel of Mark around 50 AD.

Coptic means Egyptian, but only about 15 percent in Egypt are Christians today, and fewer still are Coptic.  They celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, and on this day in 2011, violent clashes broke out, and who knows what will happen this year?  Their New Year begins on Sept. 11.

In this regard, religions are both eternally divided and united in some way or another and the part we see as eternal relates to an infinite soul.  Almost all religions have something other religions might agree on, like an eternal soul.  So why is it that we war over our human egotistic desires to be right about our claims and ignore a uniting factor?  Does it really matter whether we state our avatar or as the god-man or as the son?

Finite minds will never have an absolute understanding of infinite things, but with faith in the intuitive wisdom that comes first through our hearts, we might well assume we are pretty near where we need to be within our chosen religions with regard to eliminating the things that at one time would  bind us and prevent us from accepting an infinite truth.  As minds war against different theologies, upholding their cherished beliefs, may we just say it is the soul that’s re-uniting eternally?

Ray Hylton


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