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Letters to the Editor

June 22, 2017

There is no freedom without economic freedom. Some would be of the opinion that free speech, the right to free expression, that’s freedom. Others might say, no, no, freedom of religion. That’s real freedom.

But unless one has the rights to the fruits of his labor, i.e., economic freedom,…

June 21, 2017

Some 60 years ago, Rachel Carson warned that we ignore our unity with our environment at our peril and any harmful substances released into the environment will return in time to create problems for humankind. Many folks give this unpretentious author of “Silent Spring”,…

June 19, 2017

Republicans were highly critical of President Barack Obama calling him naive and not ready to be president. Their main objective was to make President Obama a one term president. Even with Republicans refusing to work with this president, Obama achieved greatness.

President Donald Trump has made…

June 18, 2017

It would be good for the city of Rocky Mount to change its policy on solar energy. Right now, homeowners who might want to consider getting solar panels for their homes will be discouraged by the city’s policy.

If you convert to solar energy in the city of Rocky Mount, you have little chance…

June 17, 2017

My wife and I are very concerned with the recently proposed North Carolina legislation to combine the aspects of concealed carry and open carry for handguns.

We are all for freedom, but insist on freedom with responsibility. The proposed law would grant anyone over the age of 18 who passes a…

June 16, 2017

My name is Dwight Ware Watson. In March 2003 I drove my tractor to Washington D.C to protest the second Gulf War and the government’s treatment of the tobacco farmers. There is no excuse for what I did. I was wrong and I am remorseful for my actions to this day.

I was just a tobacco farmer…

June 15, 2017

Recently the mayors of Selma and Four Oaks wrote a Letter to the Editor outlining the reasons for their support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In their letter they made several errors.

For one, they cast doubt on the legitimacy of opposition to the pipeline from those of us who live outside the…

June 14, 2017

In a recent letter the writer referenced a quote from Time Magazine from theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking stating, “that the human race has 100 years left on earth before the earth becomes uninhabitable because of global warming.”

There are two things to remember from that quote…

June 11, 2017

We stand at an energy crossroads, and our decision regarding the path we choose could not be more important. The choices are clear, although one side has purposefully clouded the debate in a petrochemical haze. The choice is fossil fuels or renewable energy. Moving forward now into a future amply…

June 07, 2017

I totally disagree with the Letter to the Editor by Dr. Kim Koo that was published in the Rocky Mount Telegram June 3. Dr, Koo seems to think that capitalism is a terrible system of government and it is on its death throes.The letter suggests that this system is building and selling weapons of mass…

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