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Opinion Letters

Mrs. Chapman again “cries wolf” about an imaginary problem that is nothing more than a distraction to realitybased issues facing our state. The right to vote is at the heart of what it means to be an American; and it should be accessible to all citizens – not a privileged few.

It’s no fluke these laws are occurring now. Politicians who've been advancing corporate tax breaks instead of middle class jobs don't want to face us at the polls. An ID law would cost millions of tax dollars to implement. It’s just not right to create some expensive program to stop a fictional problem; especially after laying-off thousands of teachers.


Wow, what a performance! We are fortunate to have so many talented people in Franklin. It is heart-rending that the cast includes children as well as adults. The production of “Peter Pan” tops the other productions that the Overlook Theater Company had done. We have seen many of their productions. My husband and I saw the musical “Aida” in Atlanta by a professional company. Then we attended the Overlook’s production here in Franklin. We both were of the same opinion; we enjoyed our local talent more. Of course we may be prejudiced.


In regard to the June 7 letter of Mr. Philip J. Migliore, I also lived through the Great Depression. However, my perspective is very different. My brother, two sisters, and I were among the fortunate six percent who managed to get a college education even though our family was terribly affected by the Depression. But we were neither blind nor insensitive to what was happening in our country.

When the Great Depression started and then the economy was really crippled with the crashing of the Stock Market, President Herbert Hoover (R) believed that prosperity would return without any help from the government. With that thinking and subsequent lack of action, the situation became desperate, and the people turned to Franklin D. Roosevelt (D). FDR was a highly educated and wealthy man who knew history and had to have been keenly aware of what happens when millions become desperate and hopeless. They turn to anarchy or revolution.


Election reform is needed in North Carolina. Nearly eight out of ten N.C. voters support Voter Photo ID legislation. Support for restoring confidence in government extends across racial demographics (Whites-81 percent, Blacks-64 percent, Hispanics-79 percent.)

The Tar Heel state has some of the most lax election laws in America. We are so trusting that, once registered, N.C. requires only that an individual state their name and address to receive a ballot. Voting is extended over a period of two and one half weeks before Election Day and we allow Same- Day Registration (enabling people to both register and vote on the same day.)

Do these lenient election laws attempt to discourage or encourage voter fraud? Are voters who they say they are? A Voter Photo ID law would help to alleviate voter deception and keep our elections honest.


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