Letters to the editor

Apr. 03, 2013 @ 07:46 PM

Give Duke women respect they deserve

I am writing in response to your front page headline of Wednesday, March 27, 2013: “Duke girls advance, UNC falters.”

Girls’ basketball is played in high school. The Duke players who defeated a very good Oklahoma State University team on March 26 are women. In the future, please show them the respect they deserve.

 

Gail McKinnis

Chapel Hill

 

Serve with conviction, not convenience

A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to this congressman from Texas rant and rave about how we could have won the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq.

But I never did hear him mention whether he was available during the Vietnam era or what contributions he made in the Iraq war.

Too many times, I watch these politicians play chess with our military, like this is their own personal army. I wonder, if their children had to serve, would they be as eager to talk war? It’s very easy to coach when you don’t have to take the hits.

It’s very convenient for these politicians to praise the troops for political gain, but once it’s time to vote on a bill that would help these veterans, they silently vote against it; we don’t have the money.

The same thing happens when a bill comes to the floor that’s against their religious beliefs.

A certain senator voted against all lesbian and gay legislation, but once he found out one of his children fell into that category, all of a sudden he saw the light.

My point is: Do our politicians have to wait for an event that most Americans face daily for it to be right?

 

Bernie Agerston

Durham