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Letters

  • Letter: Who decides what rights are universal?

    In his guest column, Keith T. Grey Sr. said, “We want all nations to uphold universal human rights.” But he does not say whose idea of human rights should be universal.
    Would he enjoy the human rights of pre-war Japan, or the Buddhist’s idea of human rights? If he chooses the Muslim idea of human rights, would he select the Shia, Sunni or Wahhabi idea of universal human rights? He could also choose the Pakistani or Yemeni idea of human rights.

  • Letter: Faile’s litter efforts greatly appreciated

    Lancaster residents should be proud of our sheriff. Barry Faile has been very aggressive with litter cleanup, and has created the Lancaster County Litter Program. The program is currently supervised by an inmate supervisor.
    The people of Lancaster would not believe all of the trash, including old tires and old television sets, that people put on our roadsides. The trash, dirty diapers, dead animals and furniture end up in our county creeks. Lancaster County citizens could be a big help to our law enforcement officers if they will report any unlawful dumping.

  • Letter: McCoy’s proposals for schools criticized

    The Democratic candidate for sheriff has suggested two calls to action related to drug use in the community.
    First, William McCoy has consistently called for implementation of substance abuse prevention programs in local schools. Had he taken time to study the issue, he would have found that the Coalition for Healthy Youth, a group of 40 public, private, civic and faith-based entities, have worked together for almost 20 years, and have assisted with implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in every school in the district.

  • Letter: Democrats should flip sides, vote Faile

    In the spirit of the journalism adage “never bury the lead,” I’ll get right to the point and encourage every registered voter in Lancaster County to re-elect Sheriff Barry Faile.
    The position of sheriff should not be a partisan office, but it is. And Sheriff Faile is a Republican. I implore Democrats to refrain from voting a straight party ticket, and instead “cross over the aisle” to elect only the individual with the qualifications, vision and leadership necessary to maintain public safety in our community.

  • Letter: Mulvaney has paid attention to farmers

    I am writing in response to the recent letter to the editor concerning Congressman Mick Mulvaney not supporting farmers, which suggested he is not worthy to be re-elected. I am a full-time farmer in the congressman’s district.  
    I have made my living farming my entire career, as did all of my forefathers. The congressman has visited my farm and has visited farms in every county in his district, as well as farms outside of his district.

  • Letter: Newcomer says thank you for solid political coverage

    I want to say “well done” for the paper you are producing. We just moved to the area from California four months ago, so I am trying to learn as much as I can about the local area socially, financially and politically.

    Your presentation of the debate/forum regarding the candidates for various local offices was a huge assistance for me in the upcoming election to learn more about local offices and candidates. 

  • Letter: ‘Clinton has no regard for human life’

    In response to Sheila Bickford’s letter last week, “Reader disgusted by Trump’s campaign,” she said that a minister put his conservative views over his moral values, but I beg to disagree. Hillary Clinton has no regard for human life with her stand on abortion.
    As for the bullying and abuse, that is caused by the way the children are being raised today and the fact that liberals will not allow just punishment for fear of not being politically correct.

  • Letter: Neither candidate can claim high morals

    While I share one of your recent readers’ concerns about the outrageous behavior of Donald Trump, I disagree with the idea that voting for Donald Trump is putting conservative views ahead of moral conscience.
    In this election, there is no candidate who can claim the moral high ground. Hillary Clinton has been shown to be a habitual liar incapable of telling the truth. She has engaged in influence pedaling and serious duplicity in her public life. If there was ever any doubt, the WikiLeaked emails settled that.

  • Letter: Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

    Mr. McCoy, I read where you said Williford Faile hired his son Barry at the sheriff’s office. Williford was a great sheriff.
    You know they say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Williford was a proven leader, and so is Barry.
    Mr. McCoy, you talk a good fight, but talk will not get the job done. You can’t solve crime with talk.
    If you want a proven leader that will get the job done, vote Barry Faile.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Voters do not need Bickford’s approval

    The dangerous thing about Sheila Bickford’s letter, “Reader disgusted by Trump’s campaign,” is that she believes people (T-shirted women, Lancaster pastor, elected representatives, office seekers) should not vote for candidates unless she, Ms. Bickford, approves of them.

    Laura Landgraff
    Indian Land