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In a recent letter to the editor by Margery Abel, she criticized Senator Jim Davis supporters for wearing red T-shirts at the League of Women Voters Aug. 9 public candidate forum, calling it “red shirt tactics.” Abel also mischaracterized enthusiastic supporters as exhibiting “loud inappropriate bursts of applause and stomping” and “arriving early to grab strategic seats.” There were no inappropriate bursts of applause or stomping, and there was adequate seating for all as evidenced by photographs in The Franklin Press. In addition, Mrs. Abel even suggested that supporters were stealing lunches at the event. If there is compelling evidence of that, which I doubt, Senator Davis and the Republican Party will compensate the League. I’m sure that won’t be necessary.


I was saddened to see a letter from David Snell filled with anti-semitism.

The fact is that the hatred Palestinians feel for the Jews is because the Jews came along and turned an otherwise desert area into a productive and creative country responsible for many inventions and productivity. The last I heard the Jewish people had some 32 Nobel Prizes and none for the Palestinians. Many of the things we take for granted are due to the Jewish people ranging from science to medical equipment. Again, nothing from the Palestinians.


This letter is in response to a letter to the editor published in another local newspaper that objected to alleged behavior of supporters of Jim Davis attending the debate between Jim Davis and John Snow at the August meeting of the League of Women Voters.

I was in attendance at the Forum. Here are my observations and experiences in response to your complaints:


I recently received an award of membership in The Order Of The Long Leaf Pine. I was totally surprised and feel very honored to be recognized by Governor Beverly Perdue.

I need to thank a multitude of people who, I believe, are responsible for this award. There would be my family who has supported me and assisted me in many activities. They are and have been asset that is wonderful.


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