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.
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.