Category: Opinion

Charlotte Co. State Rep. Mike Grant wants Tallahassee to dictate to local Government

Grant’s bill would prohibit local governments from enacting or imposing new regulations on businesses after July 1, 2019, unless the local governing body can publicly justify such requirements are essential to protect public health, safety, or welfare; that the regulations do not “adversely affect the availability of the business’ services to the public”; and that …

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Emperor turns back on human rights

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte Co. DEC Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published Tuesday, March 12, in the Sun. Editor: North Korea is guilty of murder, rape and forced abortions, yet our president “fell in love” with its ruthless leader. Trump actually said he believes Kim Jong-un when …

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Opinion: President Trump is trampling Constitution

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor written by DEC member Leonard Guckenheimer was published in the Sun Friday, Feb. 1. Editor: Trump campaigned saying the border wall is necessary for national security and that Mexico will pay to build it. Mexico says, “No way, Jose!” For two years, Republicans had control of …

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Trump cares only about himself

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor from CCDEC Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published Wednesday, Dec. 26, in the Charlotte Sun. Editor: Donald Trump can’t be bothered with visiting troops that he ordered to the front lines. Rather, he’ll be spending Christmas and New Years – 16 days — at his home …

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44 Former Senators Urge Senate to Guard Democracy

Forty-four former U.S. senators from both parties wrote in The Washington Post, urging current Senators to become “steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy”. It begins: Dear Senate colleagues, As former members of the U.S. Senate, Democrats and Republicans, it is our shared view that we are entering a dangerous period, and we feel an …

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The real fraudster in Florida

  There is fraud in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. Mitch McConnell just perpetrated it. Florida has still not certified a winner in the contest between Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Rick Scott. Elections officials are recounting the vote after the initial tally showed the two separated by a mere 13,000 votes of some 8 million cast. (Read opinion in …

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Column: It’s time to rein in Florida’s phosphate strip mining

Florida is starting to wake up to its massive phosphate mining problem. Phosphate mining has not only scarred the face of Florida but created the perpetual threat of contaminated water being released into the Floridan Aquifer, which provides drinking water to millions of people. Late last week broke the news that a massive sinkhole had …

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OPINION: Florida gives sugar company sweet deal after midterm done

The biggest voting outrage story last week in Florida was not Tuesday’s midterm election. And Gov. Rick Scott, who has been carrying on for days about his imaginary victimhood in South Florida voting, is actually better cast as a perp in a consequential, South Florida vote that has been buried by the news of the …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A good day for democracy

CharlotteDems.com editor’s note: The following letter to the editor from Charlotte DEC member Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Monday, Nov. 12th: Editor: Trump insisted that the midterm elections would be all about him. And they were. Trump’s overt racism, lying, bullying and assault on civility did not sit well with those voters …

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