A Deplorable Speaks

Dear Editor,

I feel compelled to explain how a “deplorable” like me could vote for Trump. With the election finally over, and the “lesser of two evils” elected to the presidency, people with an inflated sense of self importance are coming out of the woodwork threatening to move to Canada (I’ll help Cher pack her bags, gladly), and asking how they are going to explain this to their children. I was less than thrilled with the choices we were given, but the choice was made, and it’s time for the sore losers to either get on the team, or get out.

I was really torn about voting for Donald Trump. I was originally a Rubio supporter, and when Rubio dropped out before the North Carolina primary, I decided to vote for Ted Cruz. I only preferred him slightly to Trump, but felt he had a better chance of defeating Hillary. As late as Monday, the day before the election, I still had misgivings about voting for Trump. I knew I couldn’t vote for Hillary, and I felt that voting for Gary Johnson would be a wasted vote.

I didn’t vote for Trump because I thought he was the best choice (although he probably was). I didn’t vote for him because of his positions on the issues. Immigration and abortion are important issues with me, but with the outcome of the Senate and House elections in doubt at that time, I didn’t have confidence in his ability to make significant changes in these areas. The thing that finally made up my mind to vote for Trump was all the rhetoric about his supporters mainly being uneducated white males.

This idea has been put out there by the liberal media, bleeding heart liberal celebrities and Hillary supporters. The reason this offended me is that when they talk about uneducated white males, they aren’t just talking about some guy who lives up in the foothills, sits on his front porch shooting squirrels, drinking moonshine and attending Klan meetings on Saturday night and going to church the next morning. They are also talking about men who are plumbers, electricians, mechanics, welders and truck drivers, who are performing a valuable service and making a decent living.  Most of these men have good morals, work hard, pay their bills, support their families and pay taxes.

The fact that good people like this are being demonized by overeducated, condescending, self-important snobs, many of whom contribute very little of value to society, is the main reason I voted for Trump.

Eric Riffell



City Says Yes to Bonds

Dear Editor,

More than two-thirds of the voters in Greensboro sent a strong message on Election Day: Investment in our city is critical to its future. Together we overwhelmingly said yes to a progressive, strategic bond package targeted to specific needs throughout the city.

We endorsed a package of integrated projects that in partnership with the private sector will give us a greater return on the public investment. Our citizens affirmed they want an updated, vibrant downtown and quality of life assets for everyone. We confirmed the importance of strengthening and stabilizing neighborhoods and providing safe, affordable housing for all of our citizens. We looked forward, and our vote verified that we want to promote growth, development, and business opportunity.

There was a clear statement that a city is stronger when its individual parts are sound. This vote demonstrated that we are at our best when we put aside individual interests and act collectively for the common good. Greensboro demonstrated again that its citizens are generous and thoughtful. Thank you for your support and believing in the city we all love and call home.

Nancy Hoffmann



Thanks for the Votes

Dear Editor,

It is an honor to have been reelected to serve in the NC House of Representatives. I am humbled by the strong showing of support from the voters.

The success of my reelection is due to the many people who worked hard to support my campaign. I could not have done this without generous support from family, friends and volunteers. I am grateful for each and every person who cast a vote for me.

Serving in the NC House is a responsibility that I take very seriously. I will continue to do this job to the best of my ability. Economic development, improving public education and being responsible with your tax dollars will remain top priorities.

Once again, thank you for your confidence in my reelection. I will continue working to secure a bright and prosperous future for North Carolina.

Jon Hardister



Raging Buttercups

Dear Editor,

Watching these protests of Trump’s election across the country reminds me of the post-election days of Obama when conservatives took to the streets chanting, vandalizing, demanding he be removed. Oh, wait, that never happened.

Were people upset? Yes. Did people say he was not their president? Yes. Did they run rampant thru the streets creating chaos and damaging property? No. They expressed their opinions in a peaceful manner. But then conservatives didn’t have a George Soros and company puppet master directing and funding them, urging them on.

When Obama was elected and the House and Senate were in Democratic control, conservatives did raise Cain when things like Obamacare were passed without input from them. And what was the answer we heard time and time again when that and other things like it happen? “Suck it up. We won.”

Well, I’ve got a news flash for all those social justice snowflakes out there having “cry-ins” and being given play dough and coloring books and throwing temper tantrums. Suck it up. We won.

You didn’t get your way, your side lost and you can’t handle it. So in your twisted world that gives you the right to go out and burn, loot, vandalize and assault people who disagree with you. Why was the Department of Justice not out investigating the pre and post-election voter intimidation the left was committing? And don’t try to deny it when you had one of the main organizers admit, on video, that they were hired to do just that by the Democrat Party and, by extension, the Clinton campaign. If the term “black-lash” had been used by a commentator on the right, they would have been vilified, hounded, called names, threatened and their employer would have been forced to fire them.

According to Symone Sanders, a Democrat strategist, a black mob dragging a white man from his car, beating him and stealing his possessions and car is a “protest.” But according to her if it had been the other way around it would be a hate crime.

If you cannot accept the outcome of a system that has been around for over 200 years and has benefited both sides at one point or another over that time, maybe you need to renounce your citizenship, pack your bags and leave. Obviously you don’t like it here.

Suck it up, buttercup. The free ride is over for now.

Go Galt

Alan Marshall



Time for the Fox

Dear Editor,

Donald Trump’s maid called him “Loco like a fox,” and most of us, myself included, agreed.  But it’s now “hail to the chief” time and we should look for all the possible good he might do from a materialistic point of view.

First and foremost, this nation cannot forever live on the massive debts we have accumulated, and while we have enjoyed imported products from overseas, we must, as a nation, produce and export more ourselves.   Second, we must stop and never again look at some of our citizens as second-class workers.  We all fill a job that we alone fill.  All of us must feel needed.  Third, loopholes in our tax system should be eliminated.  They are only robbing Peter to pay Paul, and some of our Pauls are already doing better than our Peters.  Giving relief at one end to cause misery at the other is not logical.  The time may have come when we just may need our “fox.”  Have we ever not been in economic wars with other nations?

And as Charles Krauthammer asked: Who came to the rescue of the long-suffering and sliding working class?

Ray Hylton



Dirty Jamestown?

Dear Editor,

I am just sickened over the way Chuck Smith was let go. I think he has served Jamestown with pride and love for our small but prosperous town. I am very proud of the accomplishments he has done for us. I enjoy them every day.

I think a foul, rotten odor is in the air of our sweet little town and it reeks of dirty politicians taking matters into their own hands, doing what they think is best for Jamestown, or their own personal vengeance against a good man.

Nothing like this has ever happened until Billy Ragsdale was elected again to the Town Council.

I will never vote for him or Mayor Keith Volz. Those two together make the water treatment plant smell sweet.

And the relationship they have with Cookie Billings to bring her back on board as interim town manager with a salary of $16,500 a month is of question and suspicion as well. I’ve always been proud of the frugal way our councilmembers have run our town. But not now. Not with Billy Ragsdale and our mayor secretly discussing matters and bringing her on.

I have total disrespect for them and the name “Ragsdale” makes me feel sickened inside. I don’t want to have anything to do with them. It feels like big Washington politics have polluted our pure, sweet, inviting town.

Alison Falls



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