The People’s Forum on Sept. 8 included four letters addressing the recent Hagan-Tillis debate.
One suggested that the Libertarian candidate should have been invited (“ Short-changed party”). I agree. But it’s not the party that was short-changed; it’s the North Carolina electorate. We should hear from all candidates.
Two letter-writers thought it was rude that House Speaker Thom Tillis addressed Sen. Kay Hagan by her first name (“ Tillis’ ignorance,” “ Disrespectful display”). I disagree. Many of us politely address doctors, professors, politicians by their first names.
One letter was a bit confusing (“ Hagan’s pandering”). How can she “vote with Obama 96 percent of the time”? Congress votes on legislation. The president merely signs or vetoes congressionally approved legislation.
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Further, what promise did Hagan make to veterans and how did she break it? And how have vets been mistreated by Hagan’s representation? Also, what is a moderate vote or a liberal vote? The letter-writer did say one thing that was clear “facts are facts.” So if the writer wants to influence me with claims, then give me the facts.
Finally, give me a representative who can work with others to get things done for the American people rather than a political party, corporate interests or other narrow interests.