Chapel Hill: Opinion

What you’re saying: Michael Hoppe, George S. Baroff, Ariana Mangum and Joseph Woodson

Bravo, Katie

Bravo, Katie Mgongolwa (“What I wish others knew about teaching,” CHN, July 24,). The way that you talked about teaching brought tears to my eyes.

I completely agree with you that teaching is an all-consuming commitment and not enough of us fully understand that and cherish and reward it.

Michael H. Hoppe

Chapel Hill

Cruz’s strategy

My take is that Cruz made a no-loss decision in declining to endorse Trump.

Assuming that Cruz wants to run in 2020, if Trump wins, that possibility will not be open to him, a successful Trump would run again in 2020.

On the other hand, if Trump loses, that opens the door for Cruz in 2020 as the "I told you so" candidate.

George S. Baroff

Chapel Hill

Better to sing

I am writing in response to the LGBT issues facing North Carolina and UNC. I feel it would do more good for the events to come – for concerts to be held rather than not.

A good friend of mine went to the Melissa Etheridge concert earlier in the week, and she held up a $10,00 check that she had donated to various charities in the area. By her coming to North Carolina she felt, and I agree, that more good could be done than by doing nothing.

Also her giving to various charities shows in my opinion there is more than one issue at hand then just HB2 – that all rights are important.

I have a song and video that goes along with Ms. Etheridge’s view – “I Can’t Breathe” – that has the mesage that all lives matter, let’s get along.

So again I feel that by doing something rather than nothing is one way-to “get ’er done” (Larry the Cable Guy)

Joseph Woodson


Keep America safe

We are becoming less law abiding and killing people on the streets of our cities. We are becoming like cowboys and Indians in the old “shoot ’em up” days.

We are a country of laws, not of a wild and lawless people. We are losing control of our cities. We need some self control and some respect for the law.

The lady who helps me is very much afraid of the consequences. She has grandchildren and her grandson who is 6 years old came to visit on Tuesday, and we played “Go Fish.” He is very well behaved, and we had a good time.

We need to keep America safe for these young children. The color does not matter. We need to love each other and keep the peace!

Ariana Mangum

Chapel Hill

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