Endorsements Not Worth A Feather

Dear Editor,

How can the Rhino Times claim to give its readers a good foundation for deciding which candidates they should support, when the Times makes endorsements on incomplete or non-existent data?

I am referring specifically to your list of endorsed candidates, particularly the race for sheriff of Guilford County, in which there are five Republican candidates but you only interviewed one? How can you possibly claim to have a rational basis for your endorsement when you won’t even talk to 80 percent of the candidates?

Why should we have any faith in your judgment when you don’t tell us that you only interviewed some candidates? You didn’t even use the tried and true method of sending out questionnaires as virtually every other news outlet does. Your so-called endorsements now carry the weight of a feather, less if that’s possible. And knowing what we do about your method for selecting a favorite in the sheriff’s race, how can we have any faith in your other endorsements?

Diane Huskey


Editor’s Note: Nowhere in the endorsement does it state or even imply that only one candidate was interviewed and all endorsements, articles, editorials and even letters to the editor are based on incomplete data.


Questions About City Council District 1 Candidate

Dear Editor,

As I could not find any information regarding City Council District 1 candidate Timothy Kirkpatrick, such as professional/political background. I did a basic google search.

Am I correct that Timothy Lamont Kirkpatrick DOB 10/22/1972 had a warrant for arrest issued on or about 7/31/2013 for failure to appear in court is the same Timothy Kirkpatrick on the ballot?

If so, why in the world is it not being reported?  Doesn’t the public and, in particular, the constituents of District 1 need to know this?

What has become of the First Amendment?
Kim Anderson


Supreme Court Decision To Give Power To The People

Dear Editor,

Regardless of where you stand on the subject of abortion, the protests taking place are a subtle example of how well mobs can be controlled by just a few people. It also shows how easily people will rush to support (or oppose) something without stopping to look closely at the subject and consider all the angles. These protests are such an incredible example of my point.

These protestors are marching, screaming about how if Roe v. Wade is repealed there will be a wholesale slaughter of unborn children everywhere in this country, and that’s a lie! It also shows how ignorant and easily manipulated the people participating in these protests are. Note I said “participating,” not organizing.  I believe those people, the organizers, are the ones that are dangerous and need to be watched. The rest are sheeple, unthinking drones that don’t truly think things through and allow themselves to be used by these people. I believe the drones are being whipped up and doing what they’re doing behind the scenes by these controllers.

Having an opinion and expressing that opinion peacefully is the basis for our society. But before you go out to conduct those protests, think through what’s being proposed. The Supreme Court is not proposing to ban abortion. They’re saying this is a decision that belongs to the states, and as such the people, not the Supreme Court and nine people. That’s the whole idea on which our government is based. We rule ourselves from the bottom up, not the top down. Ruling from the top down is known as dictatorship. Is that what you want? Not me.

Think and educate yourself on how our system of government is supposed to work. If you want to march, march on your school boards and demand that our children are educated on how our system of government is supposed to work, not how they want it to work. And as much as I hate to say this, I have changed my attitude on term limits for members of Congress. It was never meant to be a profession, a job, which is what it’s become. And that applies to both R & D critters.

We also need to repeal the 17th Amendment and restore the balance of power at the state level.

Wake up, people. Educate yourself on how the system is supposed to work.

Carpe diem,

Alan Marshall