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To Mr. Brokaw: You don’t get the usual greeting of Dear sir, as you don’t deserve it for the way you omitted the most important and maligned outfit of World War II on your program the other night.

The U.S. Merchant Marine who had the highest losses of any outfit in WWII. Can’t say service as the VFW won’t recognize us as a branch of the services.

One in every 26 Merchant Seaman were lost in WWII. Many in the VFW may have been overseas but not in harm’s way, but a U.S. Merchant Seaman was in harm’s way as soon as his ship left port.

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Editor’s note: The Macon County News is seeking to present both sides of an issue and let you, the reader, decide for yourself. Periodically, we will present both a progressive and a conservative viewpoint to provide a cross section of points of view.

If the stakes weren’t so high; watching the reaction of the state’s conservative political establishment to the Moral Mondays phenomenon would be downright entertaining. Indeed, if you cup your hand to your ear you can almost hear Governor Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger casting about wildly for ways to defuse the protests.

First, the right tried to dismiss the movement as the work of “outside agitators.” Then, it was supposedly the work of elitist college professors.

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Editor’s note: The Macon County News is seeking to present both sides of an issue and let you, the reader, decide for yourself. Periodically, we will present both a progressive and a conservative viewpoint to provide a cross section of points of view.

Several weeks ago I penned a column where I referred to the weekly protests by political leftists at the General Assembly as “Moron Monday.” I was completely off base and now realize my mistake.

With the latest revelations from the Raleigh-based Civitas Institute, I should have referred to the demonstrations as “Money Monday.” Researchers at Civitas have spent many weeks compiling flowcharts and tracing money flows not only to Reverend William Barber’s groups (receiving over $1 million a year from state coffers), but also to allied organizations that have raked in $100+ million from the North Carolina Treasury in the last few years.

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I am one of the "quiet folks" (Bill Vernon's letter to the editor July 5, 2013) who support Commissioners Higdon and Haven in their fight to save our county.

I attend many public forums where I hear what candidates and elected officials say. All too often, their actions DO NOT support their words! It is very refreshing and encouraging, but sadly rare, when public officials do what they say. I appreciate those who live in reality and not la-la land. You can't get blood from a turnip. Most people I know are tapped out.

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