Letters, Dec. 15

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 06:08 PM

An issue of greater importance

The Republican Party of Durham County once again has attempted to besmirch the reputation of Fred Foster, who was elected as County Commissioner last month.

The first time the Republican Party successfully interfered with the process to replace a vacancy on the Board of County Commissioners by dreading up decade-old issues that have nothing to do with life in Durham County in 2012. This time it is about Foster's position on the local chapter of the NAACP.

I feel confident that the attorney for the county, who attends all of the County Commissioners' meetings can provide sufficient advice to Foster as to whether or not he recommends that Foster recluse himself from a particular issue that comes before the County so that Foster is able to make an appropriate decision.

As for the Republican Party, they have not taken a decision on our newly elected governor who continues accept a salary and benefits from a law firm that is involved in legislation that comes before hundreds of commissions, boards, and legislative bodies throughout the entire state of North Carolina. Where is their voice on this much more important issue?

Allan Lang
Durham