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Opinion Letters

Across the United States the 50th anniversary of the "March on Washington" and Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech have been recently observed. King hoped to see a generation of black Americans who would "not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Ironically, and perhaps contrary to his desire, for the past 40-odd years our nation has indulged a system called "Affirmative Action" which demands a person be evaluated (judged) only by the color of his skin and nothing else. We have since added "Equal Opportunity" to the mix so now we have affirmative action based on gender as well as race.

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On Wednesday, Aug. 23, near Spokane, Wash., Delbert Belton, a 88-year-old WW II veteran was beaten to death by two teens for no apparent reason. A week earlier, a 23- yearold college student and baseball player visiting from Australia was gunned down by three teens, and their reason for this? They were bored and had nothing else to do. In Brunswick Ga. a young mother, Sherry West, was being robbed by two teenagers and was shot in the leg, then they pointed the gun at her 13-month-old baby and shot little Antonio in the face which killed him. And we ask ourselves, “Why, how can this be?”

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I must respond to "Voter IDs 'fix' a problem that doesn't exist."

The "problems" cited in this opinion are easily solved.

These ladies and others like them can easily obtain a free picture ID from the drivers license office. It will look like a drivers license but will be used for identification only.

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It’s time to speak the truth about the gains for N.C. citizens made by the N.C. legislature in its 2013 session just completed. Here is a summary of some of the bills passed. You will find that fiscal responsibility, parental and citizen choice, economic and job recovery and freedom from excessive regulation are the threads that weave through this 2013 legislation. Slanted news reports and editorials have neglected to report the advantages these new laws bring to N.C. citizens. Here are a few example of how the Republican legislature chose to govern in favor of citizens.

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