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Letters

  • Turning blue, hook, line and sinker

    One of the main reasons I moved from the North was because it all started  with what Lancaster County is doing now – attacking our freedoms.
    There is nothing good about smoking except for the person doing it. That’s not the point. It’s that a no-smoking ordinance won’t stop here. This is exactly how it starts.
    The groups pushing this will never be happy. They will be back in a week wanting more. The North is a prime example. They moved from smoking to what we drink up there.

  • ID required for almost everything

    I find it appaling that a government issued ID is not already required to vote, especially in a country that has seen identity theft run rampant. The contention is that the poor and minorities would have problems paying the fees to obtain a government-issued ID.

  • Activists resort to equal opportunity scare tactics

    Some of the anti-abortion believers across the nation have pushed or are pushing for the requirement that would-be procedure recipients be shown ultrasound images, as well as pictures as to what exactly happens during a procedure. This is a form of discrimination and doesn’t provide for the equal access of the alternate.
    If such laws are going to exist, then recipients are, as Justice Brandies said in his concurring opinion, “coerced by law [which is] the argument of force in its worst form.” See Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927).

  • Forget handshakes, get it in writing

    I would like to relay a word of warning to people who use consignment shops or similar stores that sell your items for you.
    Be sure you get the sales agreement in writing. There are no such things as hand-shake deals anymore. And banks don’t take sleazy smiles.

    James Beckham
    Lancaster
     

  • Faile has demonstrated his leadership ability

    I typically support Republican candidates, but I will be voting for Barry Faile for Lancaster County sheriff. Sheriff Faile will not appear on the Republican ballot, but on the Democrat side.  So, of course, I will be voting a split ticket.
    I would prefer seeing offices such as sheriff be non-partisan, but they aren’t. I say this because never, when a citizen calls for help, does the dispatcher ask if he or she is Democrat or Republican before responding to the call.

  • Church vandals need to pay for the crime

    I would like to address the person or persons who vandalized Hopewell Methodist Church.
    How could you do that? That is the house of God. If anyone knows any information about the vandalism, please call Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and report it.
    You need to pay for this crime. This is a place of worship.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Everyone is entitled to own opinion, but get the facts right

    A few weeks ago, Jimmy Lee submitted a heartfelt letter, “Obama does not know a thing about business,” in the Aug. 8 edition of The Lancaster News. Lee related his public service in the military and law enforcement, his (presumably successful) business experience and his dislike of President Barack Obama.

  • Please help support Indian Land schools

    Some of you may have seen the table set up at the Sun City Harris Teeter on a recent Saturday asking shoppers to link their VIC cards for school support.
    What many people did not realize was that this was not for an Indian Land school.
    I was disgusted to watch these women trick people into signing up by letting them think that they were there to support our local schools. These women were taking advantage of the fact that many people in Indian Land are still confused by the difference between Fort Mill and Indian Land.

  • IL Rec Center driveway entrance ‘insufficient’

    When the Indian Land Recreation Center was built many years ago on a “shoestring budget” to quiet the growing population, the access drive was insufficient and certainly didn’t match what would be required of a private developer.
    During the school year, buses squeeze to get in, parents heading to the facilities frequently come dangerously close in both directions, and the visibility and road entrance width are, without question, insufficient.

  • Where has common sense gone?

    Make an honest mistake. Try to do the right thing. Get arrested, jailed, make bail, suffer embarrasment, humilitation, get suspended for 10 days and live under the pressure of expulsion pending a hearing.
    Get elected to S.C. Legislature, attend only 8 percent of sessions, get paid regular salary, plus expenses for travel, meals, hotels and postage. No state ethics laws broken. Anybody know where common sense went? I’m ordering my “We are South Carolina” banners now.

    Richard Bowers
    Lancaster