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Saturday, July 13, 2019

“Today our divisions seem deeper than ever, maybe deeper than those that divided colonists from Britain or North from South. Red-faced anger spits at us daily.” Daily Reflector Editorial July 4, 2019.

“The framers of North Carolina’s constitution understood well that the system isn’t fully self-regulating. Each of us has a role to play in winding, adjusting, and repairing the clockwork of constitutional government. It’s the gift we should all give our country on its birthday.” John Hood op-ed column July 4, 2019.

“It is an unpatriotic lie that we as a nation are based in individualism. The Constitution underscores the fact that we are rooted and raised in a communal society and that we each have a responsibility to build up the whole. The Preamble to the Constitution could not be any clearer: “We the People” are called to “form a more perfect Union.” Simone Campbell in “A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Community.”

“You must not hate those who do harmful things. The compassionate thing is to do what you can to stop them-for they are harming themselves as well as those who suffer from their actions.” The Dali Lama in “The Book of Joy.”

Let us who dissent from the Trump administration’s policies work together in a spirit of compassion and love. Let us build up and not tear down.

Ann Harrington

Greenville

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Letters

August 25, 2019

Several years ago, superintendents from school districts in eastern North Carolina sat down with leaders from the region’s largest industries to discuss current and future needs for our workforce. What we heard was surprising. School districts were told that we were often not nimble enough to…

August 24, 2019

This week, Thermo Fisher Scientific dedicated its newly installed training center to advance the onboarding and training for employees who work within the facility. The center is equipped with virtual and augmented reality capabilities, which will mimic a real-world operating environment and give…

August 24, 2019

Medicaid work requirements were recently struck down by a federal judge in yet another state, which represents another positive step toward removing this undue reporting burden for the poorest Americans.

Such requirements only make access to quality care harder for thousands of people. In Arkansas…

Jason Resendez

August 23, 2019

I am responding to the Sunday, Aug. 18, letter titled “Gun Control Lobby Misleads.”

The writer references the anti-gun lobby statistics (notice he labeled it “anti-gun” instead of pro-gun laws lobby) related to firearm deaths as bogus. Whether his accusations are correct or…

August 22, 2019

No, Dr. Soderstrom, “sociopathic nihilists” (Public Forum Aug. 18) are not the “real problem.” “Sociopathic nihilists” armed with high-capacity, rapid firing, military-style assault rifles — rifles designed for no other purpose than people-hunting —…

August 21, 2019

If there was ever a time to call it like you see it, it's now.

Recent events throughout our nation have not only shone the spotlight once again on our lack of unity, kindness, decency and respect for human life, but they have spoken a deeper truth — we are unequivocally wrong.

We are wrong to…

August 21, 2019

The Greenville Advocacy team, a division of the nonpartisan peace and justice lobby, Friends Committee on National Legislation, invites you to a showing of the documentary on the United States longest and costliest war. Please join us at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Unitarian Universalist Church at…

August 20, 2019

The east branch of the Shepard Memorial library is one of the best library's in the USA.

Today a man on a John Deere three wheeler pulling a small trailer with a sprayer tank mounted on the trailer was spraying some kind of chemical around the entrances and other areas around the library. The…

August 19, 2019

Many fear that President Trump is “an existential threat” to our nation and our world. That fear is nothing new.

In 2017, Dr. Bandy Lee, a forensic psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine who specializes in violence prevention, felt compelled to organize a conference of mental…

August 19, 2019

Now that Greg Murphy has won the nomination to run for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, I have some questions for him.

You promised to support President Trump’s agenda. Ok, let’s see.

Will you vote to lower pollution standards so that our air and water pollution will…

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