Regarding the Charlotte Observer editorial “A liberal uprising headed to N.C.?” you reprinted April 17: Thanks for my laugh of the day! The proverbial shoe may now be on the other foot! For conservatives, how is it perfectly acceptable to foist on everyone the agenda of ultra-conservatives like the billionaire Koch brothers, who have manipulated politics to suit their ideology, but it is unacceptable for liberal billionaires to do the same? What a joke!
In 2010, the Department of Defense repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” giving troops the ability to serve openly as gay in the military. There are an estimated 1 million veterans in a same-sex relationship, making this a large-scale issue.
As one who believes that everyone is loved and accepted by God for who they are, I am opposing House Bill 348 and Senate Bill 550. Allowing business owners to turn people away simply because of who they are and whom they love is unwarranted, discriminatory and contrary to the grace and love of God.
The GOP-controlled North Carolina legislature acts more like an immature high school student council than adults, and its lust for power has fostered an inability to think through the consequences of its actions.
Thank goodness, as a small-business owner, I am favored by the North Carolina General Assembly in its recent tax cuts. After seeing how much my state taxes increased this year, I shudder to think what they would have been had I been on its bad side.
I have been retired for over 10 years. One thing I remember from my working career is the statement that a good friend and colleague would make while we were dealing with a particularly messy problem. He would say: “It’s time to call the cow brown.” What he meant by this was that it was time to state the obvious.