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Walls indeed do exist

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

When I see border security information, I do not listen to the pinheads in Washington, D.C. I do listen to the border control agents, the experts in the line of fire. The agents concur that barriers in conjunction with technology and manpower greatly reduce criminal invasion at the southern border. In strategic places, walls work.

I did not realize that Brian McMillen is clairvoyant. (No Need For a Wall, Public Forum, Jan. 29) We have never met but he knows what programs I watch. Actually, he does not. I do research before I write a letter to the editor.

For example, a Washington Post fact-checker states, “the Obamas added security fencing to an enlarged retaining ‘wall’ in front for the needs of the secret service.” A larger wall is not needed because the entire street is barricaded with concrete barriers, steel fencing and the secret service in police cars.

Tomatopages.com has pictures of the Pelosi Napa wall. It also has a picture of a black metal gate at the entrance.

And last, I have seen the pictures of the masses in the courtyard at the Vatican. Very few have entry beyond the walls that house and protect the Pope and cardinals. Exactly what does a 39-foot retaining wall retain?

Brian McMillen and I have different views. Do not blindly accept my views or the views of Mr. McMillen. Do the research. But if you want to see the Obama wall and barricade, the Pelosi gate and Vatican wall, I have pictures.

Johnnie Beddard

Ayden

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Letters

February 17, 2019

I read with interest Ralph Tyson’s letter (Republicanism betrays the people, Feb. 7). He stresses “We the People.” Correct, and we the people elected Donald Trump — get over it!

He goes on to say Republicans are not constitutionalists — why don’t you…

February 17, 2019

Just a few short years ago our community came together to help fund the addition of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Vidant Hospital due to the large number of low birth weight babies being born in our region. This state-of-the-art facility helps these tiny persons in their struggle for life…

February 17, 2019

As I visit metropolitan areas to our west, there is clear evidence that many communities have effectively converged on their priorities in very visible ways. And when there is convergence, it seems as if progress is inescapable. I have grandchildren now, and they have experienced numerous…

February 17, 2019

Kudos to Holly Garriott, executive director for Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, and to ECU professor of music, Carroll V. Dashiell Jr., for coordinating the amazing African American Music Series.

Concerts take place at Emerge Gallery on Evans Street on the second Friday of the month. If you…

February 16, 2019

A big shout-out to Alison Lord Stuart for her piece on voter IDs in Tuesday’s paper.

You are right on the “mark” regarding voter IDs. My husband and I have lived in many states, all of which required a voter ID at election time — until we came to North Carolina.

At each…

February 16, 2019

Last night (Monday, Feb. 11) I attended ECU baseball banquet in the new student union. There were almost 600 people there and they were treated to a great program.

Some facts that were revealed were that this team has a 3.44 grade point average which is the highest in the American Athletic…

February 14, 2019

Donald Trump once again exhibited his extreme ignorance, irrationality and intransigence in contradicting the analysis of his three top intelligence chiefs before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Jan. 29. It's hard to imagine how pompous a person must be to think he knows more than his FBI…

February 14, 2019

Mr. Kammerer's fine article on the Jones-Lee House (in The Daily Reflector on Sunday) highlights the urgent need to save one of the few remaining architectural structures of historic and aesthetic value left in our poor city.

Years and years of willful destruction and bureaucratic neglect pushed by…

February 14, 2019

It's official. We just had the longest government shutdown in history over nothing.

Democrats have agreed to fund $1.375 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier along the border, which is only a little more than what Trump would have gotten under a continuing resolution that funded the government…

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February 13, 2019

Title IX has been a positive thing except where men's programs have been canceled to create slots for women. You can call it Title IX "balance," but ECU has 11 women's sports and only nine for men. To create this disparity ECU added women's lacrosse. Last time I checked, the state of North Carolina…

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