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Letters

  • Background checks to buy guns serve no purpose

    Background checks before the purchase of guns is useless and against the Constitution.
    The rights listed in our Constitution Amendments are not subject  to the whim of some elite bureaucrat sitting in a cubical somewhere.
    For the casual thinker, like most Liberal Democrats, background checks are a good thing. It keeps people who should not have a gun from getting one. It keeps gangs, thieves, terrorists and felons from getting guns.
    Only problem is that they do not submit to those checks. So how are those checks working for us?

  • Courtrooms fail to protect children

    I remember how sick I felt in early March when I heard how 5-year-old Soren Chilson lost her life. I had trouble sleeping that week and could not get this little girl off of my mind.
    It seemed that everybody I came in contact with had the same reaction – overwhelming feelings of sadness and anger that something this terrible could happen to an innocent, defenseless child.

  • Don’t sacrifice civil rights to ‘do something’

    I would like to respond to Crystal Stango’s March 22 letter, “Whittlesey’s gun control column ‘inane filler.’ ”
    Stango was taking Whittlesey to task for his column, “Gun-ban effort infringes on our right to bear arms.” I would like to offer the following observations:
    1. The statement that “nobody is asking for a gun ban” is incorrect. Many, having including some in state and federal government are asking for that.

  • Community rallies to help centurion celebrate

    On March 16, 2013, Morningside of Lancaster had the privilege of hosting the 100th birthday party for our resident, Mr. Ted Robinson.
    You can imagine that through his 100 years, Mr. Ted has acquired a few friends.
    With nearly 300 guests expected, we needed to rethink our strategy. We needed help.
    Thankfully, we were able to enlist the help of our volunteers and several  local businesses. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the part they took in honoring Mr. Ted.

  • IL residents roar on neighborhood issues

    Indian Land needs to give a big hand to the residents of the Collins Road and Shelly Woods communities for protecting our world from more destruction by Lancaster County. 
    Collins Road people stood up and spoke up to County Council, letting them know they didn’t want B-3 zoning in their backyards. 
    The Shelly Woods residents told Lancaster County to take their trash collection center somewhere else.
    It works; we can take control of Indian Land’s destiny when we come together.
    We are strong; hear us roar.

  • The truth about Easter

    Most people now think that Easter is all about the Easter bunny, Easter eggs and bunnies. But it’s not.
    Easter is all about the one and only Jesus Christ. Parents just aren’t teaching their kids about the true meaning of Easter anymore, but they need to. Easter is all about the day that Jesus rose out of the tomb where he spent three days and three nights.
    God told him that he was to rise from that tomb, and like the noble Christian he was, he followed his father’s order.

  • World is getting more corrupt

    Our economy is bad and our world is corrupt.
    When I was growing up, life was bad. But now it seems like the world is coming to an end because people are killing each other and drug dealers are getting away with murder.
    The president needs to do something before it is too late.

    Therine Jr. Miller
    Lancaster
     

  • Do-gooders are at it again

    The do-gooders are alive and well. Just read an article in that metropolitan daily that two women have a campaign to remove the food color in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Seems they figure the added colors are a health hazard.
    I do remember a time when some do-gooder wanted to remove the caramel color from soft drinks. Why, that was just laughed to death. Who in the world would pay good money for bottled water?
     
    W. B. Evans
    Lancaster
     

  • Time to bring jobs back to America

    I’ve read where gas is going to cost us almost $5 a gallon by summer. How have we allowed this to happen?
    England has paid high gas prices for years. So, I guess we must do the same. Yet, we broke away from the mother country hundreds of years ago.
    In America, we once did our own drilling. We had industries. We had jobs.
    Now, what has happened? Instead, our drilling, industries and jobs have gone overseas – in search of cheap labor.
    We need to bring back drilling and industries.

  • Writer applauds Whittlesey’s column

    Franklin Whittlesey’s guest column, “Gun-ban effort infringes on our right to bear arms,” in the March 1 edition of The Lancaster News was thought-provoking in several ways. I felt as though I learned a lot by reading his comments. Then on March 15, letter writer Robert Gilliberti suggested more research on Whittlesey’s part.
    I am not sure what subject needed clarification, but the home-schoolers in this family benefited from the firearms history mentioned in his article.