Abortion ruling raises questions. Who is going to help these families?

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Abortion ruling

As the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, I have questions: Who is going to help raise these children? Is the government going to help families pay bills for childcare, food, clothing and schooling? Is the government going to help mothers with prenatal care and formula? Is the government going to advocate for free school lunch programs? Has the Supreme Court really helped the country? The Constitution is a living breathing document that must be read in today’s times, not in the 19th century.

Susan Wasco, Charlotte

Tear up the court

In light of credible allegations concerning former President Trump, which seem to prove criminal intent on multiple fronts, his Supreme Court appointments should be rendered null and void. In addition, it’s my belief that Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney-Barrett lied about overturning Roe v. Wade during the appointment process.

Rev. Margaret Howell, Charlotte

Judicial hypocrisy

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade based on the observation that: “The Constitution makes no express reference to a right to obtain an abortion…” At the same time, the court has overturned a N.Y. law restricting gun rights on the basis that: “…the plain text of the Second Amendment protects…carrying handguns publicly for self-defense.” There is, in fact, no such text in the Second Amendment or elsewhere in the Constitution. The court is outlawing inferred rights in one case while creating them in the other. This is judicial hypocrisy, if not judicial heresy.

Michael O’Hara, Mooresville

UNC damage

Regarding “National faculty group condemns UNC For ‘institutional racism’, ‘political interference,’” (June 17):

Political influence in administrative decisions guiding the UNC System has come home to roost. The System now faces mounting problems maintaining its reputation of academic excellence. Charges of harboring an atmosphere of “institutional racism” and not following accepted standards about academic freedom and governance will give scholars and students pause before joining a UNC institution. The problems, largely caused by the legislature and the UNC Board of Governors putting politics before the good of higher education, have done long-term damage to the UNC System — and the state as well.

Kent Rhodes, Charlotte

Jan. 6 hearings

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the Jan. 6 hearings. They are dragging out the investigatory process for a TV viewing public that’s already been convinced of Trump’s guilt or never will be. A few who support him may change their minds, but it is not worth the millions we are paying in taxpayer dollars to convince them. It is time to stop and save that money to pay for other more important projects. As for Trump, if we can convict him of trying to tamper with the ballots in Georgia, let’s do it and get him to jail.

Guy Dancy, Charlotte

Biden’s gimmick

When Sen. John McCain proposed a gas tax holiday in 2008, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama rightly stated that such a holiday was just “a gimmick” and that politicians “pretend that they’re solving it to try to get through a political season but they don’t really solve it.”

Fast forward to 2022, and our beleaguered president, Joe Biden is now panicking and has to show that he is “doing something” to combat $5 a gallon gas. Thus, he is considering a federal gas tax holiday.

Instead of this desperate gesture, the American Petroleum Institute, which represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, suggests opening more land for oil production, building new pipelines, and reducing the mounds of new Biden regulations.

Keith Brittain, Pineville

Public funding

Regarding “Supreme Court rules for parents seeking state aid for religious schools,” (June 21) and related articles:

Since the Supreme Court has ruled that our taxes may be used to support religious education, I look forward to religious organizations being taxed.

Linda J. Brooks, Charlotte

Senator Tillis

The June 19 Forum writer thanking Sen. Thom Tillis for his participation with a bipartisan group trying to address the gun crisis might want to reconsider her thought that Tillis might be ”becoming a Re-publican instead of a Trump-lican.”

Tillis has flipped and flopped his entire term in the Senate. He seems to vote in whichever direction he senses will most likely keep him in office, be it with (more likely) or against Donald Trump’s “ideals.”

Mark Selleck, Waxhaw

US airport chaos

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s flight was canceled recently, forcing him to drive from New York to Washington. He immediately promised to investigate the U.S. airline industry and correct it.

Former Mayor Pete, derisively referred to as Pothole Pete by some residents of Gary, Ind. during his tenure, finally got a taste of reality. Hopefully he will do something to alleviate the chaos, expense and stress endured by travelers at U.S. airports. Hopefully the press holds him to his word.

Borden MacMillan, Cornelius