Regarding the July 25 Point of View “When Obama-bashing ends friendships”: I agree with Wallace McLendon McClendon that the Obama haters, often disguised as seemingly rational people, are exasperating.
The recent rash of opinions regarding the elimination of flags and statues reminiscent of despicable acts of human behavior reminded me of my experiences in Ghana where I was posted with the USAID (State Department agency) in the late 1980s.
Judge Howard Manning conducted a three-day hearing recently to hear testimony from the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction in the Leandro lawsuit, a 20-year-old case challenging whether the public schoolchildren of this state are being provided the opportunity for a sound basic education. The intent of the hearing was to allow the presentation of a plan that the court had ordered the state board to develop to address the education needs of all children in the public schools.
I received a postcard from Children’s Hope Alliance and the Barium Springs Home for Children inviting me to “an event” at the museum honoring Phil Berger, Tim Moore, Tamara Barringer, Sara Stevens and Nelson Dollar for “helping children throughout N.C. and giving them a better life.” What a joke!