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Letters

  • Letter: Supporting Norman, similar to Mulvaney

    I attended a meet-the-candidate event for Ralph Norman at Craig Farm on Monday night. I have to say I was impressed. If you liked Mick Mulvaney, Mr. Norman is as close to him as I have seen. Therefore, he has my support.

    Nicholas Pasquine
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Educate yourself on congressional picks

    While making calls for our upcoming 5th District congressional race, I am concerned about the way some people react, saying they don’t want to be bothered by any of this “nonsense.” (Nonsense being a very polite word that I inserted.)
    These calls are being made only to help find you a representative to replace Mick Mulvaney. How offensive is this? Many people don’t even know it is happening or when it is happening, or who the candidates are.

  • Letter: Writer’s position on IL incorporation ‘hypocritical’

    In her letter to the editor published March 29, Ginger Sheridan of Sun City Carolina Lakes voiced her opinion against the incorporation of Indian Land because of the costs involved. Her primary objection seemed to be that incorporation is not worth the additional taxes to support the town.

  • Letter: America wanders like the Israelites

    I am writing because it seems as if we are living in a world where we are as lost as the Israelites were in the wilderness for 40 days and 40-nights.
    The handwriting is on the wall. Please read it, President Trump.
    Paul Ryan’s health-care bill was for the rich, not for the working poor. President Reagan once said, “There is no more middle class now. It is the working poor.” So watch yourself when you talk about the “poor.” The only difference is that they don’t have a job.

  • Letter: Parnell’s expertise will solve problems

    I am writing to express my full support for Democrat Archie Parnell to fill the 5th District congressional seat left open by Republican Mick Mulvaney’s appointment in the president’s administration.
    At this critical time in our district’s and country’s history, this special election presents a unique chance to flip the 5th District back from Republican to Democratic control.

  • Letter: Writer supports Compassionate Care Bill

    Is it willful ignorance or a total lack of compassion that caused Lancaster County Council to unanimously oppose the S.C. Compassionate Care Bill, which would allow physicians to write medical marijuana prescriptions for certain diseases and medical conditions?
    As of today, 28 states have legalized medical marijuana to help relieve pain in certain serious medical conditions. Studies have shown that medical marijuana use often reduces the need for opiates, which are far more powerful drugs that can lead to addiction and overdose deaths.

  • Letter: What’s the real cost of incorporating IL?

    I was disappointed to see that the Indian Land incorporation petition has been certified. I recognize that we still have to vote to pass this, but I don’t feel confident the voters have thought this through.
    I want to caution the Indian Land residents who are in favor of becoming an incorporated town to get all of the facts and figures and determine how this will affect you in the long term.

  • Letter: Our elected leaders are hurting America

    What is this country coming to?
    If Meals on Wheels and the lunch program at school are cut, the elderly and children are going to suffer. This is wrong.
    The big wheels in Washington will still get plenty to eat. But our elderly and kids, this may be the only good meal they get.
    Medicaid and Social Security will be next, and food stamps too. Our food pantries will be denied funding. That will be the end for a lot of people.

  • Letter: Mom against allowing smokeable marijuana

    I am concerned as a mother and as a South Carolina citizen about the proposed bill in the S.C. Legislature to legalize smokeable marijuana.
    As written, the bill reflects that to date there isn’t any science to support the medical benefits of the smokeable version of marijuana, and Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has great concerns about policing the smokeable forms. Without science to support the benefits, why would the Legislature want to endanger the citizens of South Carolina by approving smokeable marijuana?

  • Letter: I support Connelly in 5th District race

    Last fall, President Trump spoke frequently on the campaign trail about the importance of security at home and abroad. As a former 31-year police officer, I know that if we do not have safety and law and order, none of the other things matter. The candidates for the 5th Congressional District must be asked to address security issues on the campaign trail, and the voters must choose the most qualified candidate.