Letters to the Editor Policy

The Wake Weekly encourages letters to the editor. Letters must be signed (unless e-mailed) and include the writer's name, address and daytime phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be printed.
Letters should be approximately 500 words or less. The Wake Weekly reserves the right to edit for clarity and conciseness. Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.
All letters become the property of The Wake Weekly. E-mail letters to [email protected] or use this online form.

The latest in the fallacy wars

To the editor: I think the most prevalent fallacy in society today is the red herring fallacy — when an arguer’s goal is to sidetrack his audience by raising a totally irrelevant issue to take focus off the true issue, and decides in doing so, the original issue has been settled....

Allegiance is patriotic

To the editor: Last week, The News & Observer reported the Wake school board is considering requiring classrooms to teach that North Carolina’s Pledge of Allegiance daily recitation requirement as an example of government "coercion"! Why is it that the Democrat dominated...

Senator’s stats don’t add up

To the editor: The letter submitted by Senator Dan Blue relegating N.C. voters as "losers" in his evaluation of the recent primary election suggested a nebulous number of voters denied their voting rights along with other misleading and outright false statements. A...

The real winners and losers of the state’s primary election

To the editor: As the frenzied activity surrounding Super Tuesday dies down, voters and spectators alike are surveying the results to analyze the winners and losers across North Carolina. Many decisive victories were declared from the top of the ticket on down to local primaries....

Why voters are angry

To the editor: In the March 17 "You Decide" column, Prof. Mike Walden suggests that the voters of America are angry, primarily due to the fact that they have not had a raise in living standard since the "Great Recession." He then lists several reasons for this; and one of them is...

Go Trump

To the editor: We don’t care if the exterminator is smelly, uses foul language or shows his backside. Just tell him to get those rats out of our house. Kind of vulgar, but the way it is.  Go Trump! Kelly Perry Wake Forest  

Vote for Holmquist

To the editor: I am voting for Larry Holmquist in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, and I encourage you to vote for him as well. I have known Larry for several years, and I know him to be a man of faith and strong moral character. He is also a very compassionate man, and a man...

Vote yes on the ConnectNC bond

To the editor: As a private, not-for-profit, economic development agency serving 28 counties in eastern North Carolina, we are dedicated to improving the capacity of our region to sustain and attract companies that will create quality jobs for our residents. In doing so, we often...

Chris Malone works for the people

To the editor: I am writing to let the community know what a wonderful resource we have in North Carolina Representative Chris Malone. One of the most challenging things that I have faced in my lifetime was to assume legal guardianship for my 1-year old grandson. There were so...

Malone defends legislative spending

To the editor: The greatest political lesson I ever learned was that telling people who you are, what you would do and keeping your promise is just the first step. It’s why since joining the state House I look at our district and its growing Republican base, and understand a...

Principled leader stands apart from the rest

To the Editor The 5000 Year Leap: Twenty-Eight Great Ideas That Are Changing the World by W. Cleon Skousen presents 28 fundamental principles that guided the Founding Fathers in the creation of a society based on morality, faith, and ethics. In deciding on a candidate to support...

Choosing local food: a source of unity

To the Editor During this political season, we will be told we are irreconcilably divided and embittered. Instead of being led in this self-destructive direction, let’s focus on what unites us across all political persuasions. First, a paradigm shift is helpful. When we think who...