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Letters

  • Our faith is the reason we can cope with tragedies

    How do you cope when you hear there has been a shooting at an elementary school where your child attends?
    How do you cope when you get the news that all the children are accounted for except the class where your child is a student?
    How do you cope when someone tells you the sad news that everyone in that classroom is believed to be dead?
    How do you cope when you are asked to identify the body of your son or daughter and the only way possible is by the clothes they wear – the ones you put on them as they prepared for school that day?

  • Beware of Christmas decoration thieves

    Over Dec. 8-9, someone chose to take a Christmas decoration from our property. It was a cute, red mailbox with Snoopy on top. The mailbox door opened and closed, with little Woodstock sitting inside the mailbox door.
    We decided to purchase this decoration with the hope that it would bring a smile or some joy to passersby. Little did we know someone would take it away!
    So beware; there are people out there who think it’s OK to take things that don’t belong to them – even Christmas decorations.

    Sue Campbell
    Indian Land

  • Gun owners: Consider buying a gun safe

    In light of the recent tragic events in Connecticut, I appeal to community gun owners to consider, if you have not already, buying a gun safe and keeping it locked, while you hold the key.
    The shooter’s mom was a gun owner and, while she felt safe with guns around, they were used on her. The gun safes will keep the guns out of the wrong hands. Also if you follow the local news, you know there have been a lot of break-ins in the area and the sheriff’s deputies say they are looking for guns.
    God bless ya’ll.

    Ron Wyman

  • Disrespect of flag illustrates disrespect of troops

    In this era of patriotism when we are encouraged to show our patriotism, support and respect to our troops and nation, I am appalled at the way some people desecrate and disrespect our flag.
    With a modicum of patriotism they run a flag up their pole and forget it. It stays raised day and night, rain or shine until it is a tattered rag. Once it blows away or people take it down, I’m not sure how they dispose of it. I doubt they go to the effort of proper disposal – either through the Boy Scouts of America or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

  • SCOTUS should reverse Abington v. Schempp

    What a tragic sight and sound as we see another act of “craziness” by an individual who goes on a shooting spree, killing innocent men, women and even young children.
    The solution to prevent this type of terror is not to ban guns. It is not the NRA. It is not about guns at all. Gun rights were protected by our Founding Fathers in the Second Amendment to protect Americans against an aggressive and mutinous government.

  • Now is time to unite for our future

    We made a difference in Europe during World War II by partnering with the Soviets. After that moment of unity, we spent decades fighting them during the Cold War, including its associated proxies. An old adage states that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
    Right now, despite the obvious political opposition, our common enemy is the fiscal cliff. This problem has been extended for years. Now is the time to unite and fix this for once and for all.
    Economists warn that inaction could lead to a double-dip recession.

  • Community supports Dream Team Foundation

  • Liberals have issues with truth sensors

    I would like to respond to Parker Quinlan’s letter, “Letter writers should cite facts, not hate speech,” published in the Dec. 9 edition of The Lancaster News.
    The letter writer does not cite any facts in his opinion piece, just opinion, which is fine. It lets us know how that the liberal left does not need any facts to support opinions. He claims to collect information scientifically and values truth more than anything. No support for that statement is given.

  • Embers’ show raised $3,000 for charities

  • Give maximum sentences for child abusers

    I am writing to share the outrage I felt as I read the story, “Father gets one year for incest” in the December 12, 2012, issue of The Lancaster News.  
    How can it be that a man who committed such a dreadful crime be given a suspended 15-year sentence to just one year?
    As a teacher and therapeutic foster parent, I have witnessed first-hand the challenges and devastation that face children who have endured child abuse from a parent – the one who is suppose to love and protect them.