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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Why is it when Dewey Funkhouser writes in the DR, he can’t get his point across without attacking Christians. Doesn’t matter what subject he comments on, it’s always the Christians’ fault.

He tries, with little success, to compare what President Trump does with illegal immigration to Nazi Germany. Any normal, school-taught person would know through history the difference between the two.

He attacks privatizing schools, which is actually school choice, as if it’s the Republicans fault for people wanting their kids to get a better education. Maybe Dewey works in the public-school system. Don’t know and don’t care. I just have a hard time with people rationalizing illegal immigrants coming to this country and taking over jobs from carpenters, hospitality positions, landscape work, farming, etc., without going through the legal process.

This is not a new subject. Illegal immigration has been getting larger and larger through several administrations over the years. Thank God we have a president that isn’t doing this job for money, which is proven by him donating his presidential salary. He does this job because he truly cares for our country and the direction it has been going. President Trump wants to stop this illegal act and bring prosperity back.

When Barack Obama was in office, the Democrats had 60 votes in the senate and controlled every branch of government for a period of time. Why didn’t this get fixed? Where were the protesters then? I would like to think the normal average citizen can see through the Democrat’s hypocritical rhetoric that has become a do-nothing branch of government.

As far as Dewey’s statement that Republicans are losing and don’t even know it, I would like for him to go back and review the survey’s taken during the 2016 election. How did that work out for you?

Steven Holt

Grifton

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July 18, 2018

I thank The Reflector for Tom Campbell's piece in the July 7 edition, "Civic Clubs Offer Path to Community Pride."

Indeed they do. And I can speak from experience since I joined Kiwanis Club of Greenville eight years ago and have felt rewarded many fold. A woman I was courting and later married was…

July 17, 2018

I would like to thank you for the July 13th editorial, “Congress unwilling to address federal spending.” It accurately points out the dangerous fiscal path down which our country is headed.

As the editorial notes, within 10 years the federal government will annually spend more on…

July 15, 2018

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July 15, 2018

The recent article about State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the ECU Physicians-Vidant Health merger perplexes me.

I’m not a health care professional, business executive or attorney— just a North Carolina taxpayer. So maybe I’m dense or ill informed. But why did the article say…

July 12, 2018

A president under investigation for colluding with a foreign power (and known enemy of the United States) should not be allowed to appoint Supreme Court justices.

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July 12, 2018

From time to time the idea of a pedestrian bridge across the Tar River to River Park North is mentioned. For example, a Reflector article in 2016 estimated the price of such a bridge at $7 million-$20 million dollars! That price tag scares many citizens off. That's a shame because River Park North…

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July 11, 2018

I have a theory that a couple of the daily Bless Your Heart contributors are the same Looney Tunes that respond on reflector.com. I can’t be sure because they hide under anonymity. For example is the BYH that there was no federal law that required or suggested family separation before…

July 10, 2018

There is a lot of misinformation regarding single-payer health plans, and Albert Hunt’s column in the Sunday Daily Reflector did nothing to clear the air. His remarks regarding the health care system were both inaccurate and off the mark. Hunt referred to the proposed single-payer system as…

July 08, 2018

Amid the headlines of migrant children being separated from their parents and guardians, there is the stark reality of human beings wrenched from each other. When it is your neighbor, co-worker, or fellow church member, then it becomes “up close and personal.” Maybe that’s…

July 07, 2018

I just saw Walter B. Jones’ Facebook post congratulating himself for participating in Kinston's naturalization ceremony. He was very quick to stress how proud he was of people going "through the legal process" of becoming a citizen.

So my question for him, and for my other representatives:…

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