I appreciated the excellent May 19 editorial “Where’s the ‘outrage’?” But why should the president care about these scandals?

The amply evident ongoing Benghazi cover-up? A minor week-long distraction. The IRS proven to have harassed and intimidated political foes, and the Obama administration proven to have known about it before the election? What are you gonna do about it?

Wiretapping Associated Press editors and reporters? Just quit your whining, writer-boy. If you can’t print anything nice about Obama, don’t print anything at all. Or else.

There is only one real force for accountability among our leaders — the amendment to our Constitution protecting freedom of the press. But what if the press willingly takes a see-no-evil, speak-no-evil, hear-no-evil approach to a leader, or in this case, an entire party?

After a week which saw more disturbing revelations about the Obama administration’s role in Benghazi, the IRS affair and spying on the AP, The Post and Courier’s Sunday edition did not run a single story about it. But thanks for the editorial.

If a tree falls in the woods and there’s no one to hear it, did it make a sound? If a country lapses into tyranny and no one in the press will report on it, did it really lapse into tyranny?

This is a president so drunk on power, so dangerously arrogant, it makes the Nixon administration look like the humble monks of Mepkin Abbey. Yet I think you could find more negative press on those monks than you could on Obama.

So, to The Post and Courier and the rest of the press, I ask: “Where’s the outrage?”

Matt Whisnant

Jamsie Cove Drive

Charleston

Recently Keep North Charleston Beautiful (KNCB) lost one of our dedicated volunteers and supporters. Bryce Hanlon, husband of KNCB’s director, Carmen Hanlon, passed away at the age of 44 after complications from a bone marrow transplant.

Bryce was a thoughtful, quiet person. He was an amazing helper always ready to step in where he was needed. Bryce and Carmen had a wonderful relationship. Where Carmen preferred working in the garden and planning volunteer events, Bryce was her IT department, helping with computer issues and creating a database to manage KNCB’s wonderful volunteers.

Bryce was always on hand at community events. He was a calming and grounding presence to anyone he encountered and will be truly missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to KNCB in memory of Bryce. Donations will be used to purchase two benches and a footstone to be installed by the tree planted for Bryce at the Park Circle Butterfly Garden. Additional donations will be used to support KNCB’s programs and events. Mail donations to: Keep North Charleston Beautiful, 1019 Aragon Street, North Charleston, S.C. 29405.

Nancy Gilbert

Chair

KNCB Board

Amy Pitts

Vice Chair

KNCB Board

Aragon Street

North Charleston

On Memorial Day a ceremony was held at the Vietnam Support Base at Patriots Point. It was called “A Day of Remembrance.” There was no guest speaker. Instead, all who attended were given a chance to tell about a family member or friend who had made the ultimate sacrifice.

At first, people were hesitant to come forward, but after a few of us spoke, more joined in. They ranged from Vietnam vets honoring friends lost during the war, to young scouts honoring their grandfathers and uncles. Tears were shed by all. Those who spoke are not famous, but I think of all the Memorial Day ceremonies I have attended at the Point, this was the most moving.

I want to thank Patriots Point for giving us all the opportunity to take an active part in that service.

Sid Busch

U.S. Navy (Retired)

Bridgecreek Drive

Goose Creek

I was pleased to see in the May 28 Post and Courier that the Charlotte Street Park has been completed. I’ve been watching it develop and have been eager to see the end result. While on the peninsula recently I stopped by to check it out.

The landscaping is lovely (thank you, Sheila Wertimer), but information on the historical contributions of the Irish to our town is gravely lacking.Two small, historical plaques which face the harbor and the raised 24 by 30 foot carved granite map of Ireland, with only a handful of cities identified just doesn’t cut it.

What do those cities signify? What do we have to thank the Irish for? It sure must be a lot, to deserve a waterfront park which designates the end point of the city’s harborwalk.

Any chance these questions could be answered and the information made available at the park so that others in the future don’t leave with unanswered questions as I did?

Pat Sullivan

Plantation Court

Mount Pleasant

I was in a bank last week depositing a check and was third in line with one teller who was also serving customers in the drive-through. The customer in front of me was on her lunch break. I looked around and two employees were sitting at their desks. Neither looked up.

As I stood in line I read the large customer satisfaction sign on the wall, then looked back at the employees. This time they smiled and said hello. I smiled and said hello back. I then took a chance and asked the teller if there was another teller available. She said no, and that she’d be with me in a minute. I knew that wasn’t possible.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the other two employees had been trained to step in when needed? I understand that each teller has a secure window, and I know a business needs to be run efficiently in order to stay in business, but wouldn’t it be nice?

Edna Roberds

Archdale Street

Charleston

Many people think that all Boy Scouts should be boys who plan to be real men some day. But recently it was agreed that gay boys could be Boy Scouts too. Children are always curious to learn more about life. Gay boys shouldn’t have been accepted.

Neither should people who are gay be allowed to be Boy Scout leaders. They would make it appear that being gay is fine, which it isn’t.

Twylah M. Ricker

Boardman Road

Charleston