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Letters to the Editor

January 20, 2018

Patriotism is defined as “love for or devotion to one’s country.” True patriots seek to strengthen, confirm and celebrate the “we” in “we the people.” Patriotism goes far beyond the spoken word and one shoe does not fit all. To make a…

January 19, 2018

It’s time to defrock the rhetoric. We are all racists. With some, it’s racial pride; others, it’s racial prejudice. The newest insanity is racial guilt. Unlike the new liberalism, a person’s skin color (race), like their sex, is determined by parentage, at birth. One cannot…

January 18, 2018

I read the Speak Up with great interest, and appreciate the caller who recently brought the issue of non-publication of Community Events, to the Editor’s attention. I, too, am a subscriber to the Rocky Mount Telegram and have made these same observations before. You read about something that…

January 17, 2018

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the tax reform bill as Armageddon.

Waste Management is giving two thousand dollar special bonuses to nearly 34,000 employees in North America, citing tax reform.

Eighty-one companies, because of the Tax Reform bill, have announced bonuses…

January 16, 2018

It may be time to start paying college football players. Not college basketball players, though. They have it easy, by comparison.

College basketball generates huge money, like college football. But basketball players don’t take the beating that foot ball players do. Also, college…

January 14, 2018

In the Jan. 5 Telegram my beloved brother, the Rev. Billy Graham, wrote an article about the Second Coming of Jesus, saying that “the time for Christ’s return was coming closer.”

I am a 77-year-old minister and this is the same message I preached for decades. But late in life I…

January 13, 2018

We have had a long drought of stagnant wages, large numbers of people dropping out of the job market, high unemployment and big corporations hoarding their money. The financial rainfall coming from tax reform is a welcome sight.

American Airlines is handing out $1,000 bonuses to its employees. So…

January 12, 2018

It’s probably to be expected, the hue and cry from liberals after the passage of the tax reform bill in Washington.

These liberals are up in arms screaming about how the new bill will lead to exploding budget deficits. They project revenues out into the future and say that money won’t…

January 10, 2018

The recent holidays have once again brought to the fore the discussion of charitable giving as an expression of kindness of sorts to ones less fortunate than oneself.

What has been completely ignored is the tougher question as to why there is such a huge gap between the fortunates…

January 06, 2018

Another Telegram article informs readers that the city of Rocky Mount has hired another resume polisher. According to the limited information in the paper, this $120,000 annual salaried person has worked for a slew of cities, apparently not able or willing to hold a steady job until retirement.…

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