Regarding the Oct. 12 editorial “Outrage over the Duke fine”: Our leaders seem to have difficulty deciding an appropriate penalty for Duke Energy’s coal-ash damage, actual and potential, to the environment we all must live in.
After reading your Oct. 11 Work & Money article “Tech marketing firm puts benefits before profits,” my husband and I remembered his company doing that very same thing back in the 1970s. The only difference was that this was how businesses treated employees. None of what these two co-founders are doing now is new.
Do we lock our door to our house or car? Do we use a password for our cellphone, tablet or computer? Of course we do. We secure important things for protection. Why, then, do we not require guns to have a secure passkey or fingerprint recognition in order for them to fire?
The dictionary defines threshold as “the point at which a stimulus is just strong enough to be perceived or produce a response.” I have to wonder at what point we will cross the threshold where the United States Congress has the courage to act on gun control.
Why is it so difficult to have a discussion on the merits of gun safety? Are the avid supporters of the Second Amendment so frightened that they believe government will have door-to-door confiscation of guns? Their paranoia sees black helicopters hovering over their homes with fear taking the place of common sense.
As a business owner, lifelong resident and advocate for Raleigh, I couldn’t stand by and do nothing while I saw what was happening in the city elections. Bar and nightclub owners have given tens of thousands of dollars to candidates and causes pushing for more bars and relaxed drinking rules, with more money on the way.
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