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Letters to the Editor

July 22, 2017

Earlier this year we had no choice as to the eventual Rocky Mount Sports Event Center that is billed as the saving grace to bring much more revenue to our city. The council and mayor had decided on the center even though many citizens objected. One can only pray we do not follow in the footsteps of…

July 21, 2017

Why is everyone fixated on health insurance to pay for health expenses?

Many healthy people pay premiums for years and never file any claims; i.e., they don’t get any return on their money. They pay expenses out-of-pocket or with their HSA funds. I have been paying premiums for 10 years, and…

July 20, 2017

There has been a rash of letters recently calling former President Barack Obama a liar. One writer cited Politifact as his source of information. If the writers had bothered to attempt some semblance of integrity, they would have looked at the Poltifact scorecard for Donald Trump. If they had, they…

July 19, 2017

I have noticed that around every Memorial Day or July 4th, the media and public messages have intensified their nationalistic bent over the years. The aim seems to be to coax the public to unquestionably support military adventures by our government regardless of their purposes.…

July 18, 2017

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is needed more today than at any other time in history.

As the military, “A well-regulated Militia,” grows in size, the more the rights of the people to bear arms must be protected. The same is true as the size of law enforcement grows, the…

July 17, 2017

Conservative writers frequently mention how appalled they are that the government takes taxes from one group of people and gives it to another. That phrase has been used recently when talking about people on Medicaid, or talking about health care as a privilege rather than a right.

There is a…

July 16, 2017

President Trump recently appeared at a Christian Evangelical festival in Washington and was enthusiastically cheered. Eighty percent of white Christian Evangelicals voted for him, and Revs. Jerry Falwell Jr. and Franklin Graham are among his fervent supporters.

So are many writers to this newspaper…

July 15, 2017

Where do I begin? Liberal writers to this forum are now qualified to diagnose someone’s mental state and argue that Obamacare is being sabotaged, because we all know it is one of Barack Obama’s “ greatest accomplishments”. It’s hard to debate liberals who lack critical…

July 14, 2017

I would like to recommend every Rocky Mount City Council member read the web poll question and results published in the July 7 edition of the Rocky Mount Telegram.

The question states: Do you approve of the direction the Rocky Mount City Council is taking the city and how it is spending tax dollars?…

July 13, 2017

The capitalism economic systems is rather new. It first appeared in the mid-16th century in the form of agrarian capitalism. Prior to the mid-16th century there was no capitalism. The modern capitalism system that we look at today evolved from industrial capitalism in the late 18th century.…

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