Letters to the Editor

Robert L. Porreca: No comparison

Regarding Gene Nichol’s March 20 Point of View on President Obama and his Selma speech: Once again Nichol is wrong. Nichol lauded the president, for his oratory and compared his speech marking the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery to that of Dr. Martin Luther King’s great speech on the Mall in Washington in 1963, the Gettysburg Address and Jefferson’s inaugural addresses.

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Leslie Mitchum: War propaganda

The March 15 article announcing the re-enactment of the Battle of Bentonville mentioned only the civil rights movement and slavery. What does that have to do with the anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville where our ancestors valiantly fought and lost their lives for Southern independence and liberty? It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of Confederate soldiers did not own slaves and therefore had no financial interest in fighting to preserve slavery. Lincoln used this idea that the South was fighting to “preserve slavery” as a wartime measure.

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Eric Hinesley: The land’s lab

Regarding the March 23 editorial “A forest victory”: I am glad that N.C. State is developing a plan to retain the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville. The original plan was to sell the forest and put the money into alternative investments that supposedly would yield greater annual revenue compared with forest enterprise and research.

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Mark M. Greenberg: Obama needs guidance from Krauthammer

Barack Obama took office as a rookie president. And now six years later, I do not believe he is even junior varsity! He needs remedial help in understanding the Israeli-Palestinian impasse, and the person he needs to bring to the White House for a one-on-one is Charles Krauthammer. The latter’s March 20 column “No peace in our time” pretty much said all one needs to know why talks have not and will not lead to peace during Benjamin Netanyahu’s time as prime minister.

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Jan Cheney: Teachers and sub tabs

Regarding the March 22 news article “Wake covering substitute teacher costs this week”: I could not believe that teachers are expected to pay $50 toward their substitute if they are out. Teachers in this state are underpaid, and having to pay part of the sub’s pay sounds ridiculous.

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