Letters to the editor

May. 15, 2013 @ 07:53 PM

Worse things than Benghazi to think about

This letter is in response to the May 2 letter, “Many questions unanswered about Benghazi” by Laura T. Gutman of Durham. It’s obvious she’s not an Obama supporter, and that’s fine.

The Benghazi incident was horrible, something that shouldn’t have happened. Innocent lives were lost, families disrupted – just an unwanted tragedy across the board.

But how quickly do some people forget? Are they forgetting the Iraq/Afghanistan war that was started over 10 years ago, but not by the Obama administration? Thousands of soldiers have been killed and hundreds more lost limbs.

Just recently, eight people were killed, mostly Americans, in Afghanistan. Don’t these people count?

She should go and talk to the families of the lost souls and see what their comments about Benghazi will be.

No matter whose administration it is, it’s a tragedy.


Vernon Thompson



Court outcomes restore faith in system

In the summer of 2011, my faith in the American judicial system was broken.

A mother in Florida was able to murder her little girl, stuff her in the trunk of her car for a few days, then finally throw her body in a swamp like a piece of garbage, all so she could live the "Bella Vita."

We all know who I am talking about.

So when the verdict came back and found Casey Anthony not guilty, I was stunned along with most of America. Along with the extreme sadness I felt for little Caylee, I also felt anger and disgust at the jury.

Now it’s 2013. Two years later and two high-profile cases that have made headlines across the country. Jodi Arias, guilty of premeditated first degree murder in the savage killing of Travis Alexander, and Kermit Gosnell, guilty on three counts of first-degree murder in the horrific "snipping" deaths of three babies and one count of manslaughter for the woman he overdosed.

I never thought I would say this after the Casey Anthony verdict, but my faith in our judicial system is becoming restored.


Anthony Socha



U.S. Senate should vote down immigration bill

Congress must protect the rule of law. A path to citizenship already exists for the 11 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States. They can follow the law and apply just like the millions before them did.

Overwhelming majorities of Americans support enforcement of immigration laws. 

Self-deportation has worked every time it's been tried. Just ask the states that have recently passed strict immigration enforcement laws.

That's why I hope my senators will do the right thing and vote against the Senate's immigration bill.


James Johnson



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