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Letters

  • Officers should have escorted bikers Saturday

    I rode all the way from Columbia to Lancaster on Saturday morning to participate in a Toys for Tots motorcycle ride.
    Could someone please explain to me why so many police were there taking pictures and looking through binoculars, but not a single officer was available to escort the motorcycle riders to make sure they and others were safe?
    Lots of children will get a little something extra this year because those motorcycle riders were there.

  • Christmas activities are protected rights

    At this time of year, educators, administrators, parents and students are concerned about celebrating Christmas at school. I read an article in Home Life Magazine that answers questions about specific Christmas activities.
    Can we include religious music in our school assemblies and programs? Yes, Christmas carols are still legal. In Lynch vs. Donnelly, 1984, the Supreme Court noted “Christmas hymns and carols in public schools” are one of the legitimate forms of taking official note of Christmas and our religious heritage.

  • Americans must turn to conservative side for truth

    Why do national socialism, international socialism, marxism, leninism,  maoism, stalinism, collectivism, communism – did I forget one – oh yes, redistributionism and economic egalitarianism always fail?
    Simple. Prosperity is a by product of liberty. The evidence is everywhere one looks. If any of these brands of socialism worked then, Russia would be an economic giant today with North Korea playing catch-up. There are many highly educated people on the left who do not believe, understand or accept this truth.

  • Please pray for Rollins, officers, EMTs

    Officer down: These two words are the worst words that can come out over a police scanner.
    Our brave men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe in our homes and on the streets.
    I would like to take this time to thank all our officers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and all the outside help that came out to help on Nov. 17 when one of our officers was shot.

  • Congress needs protection from electorate

    I recently read that Congress is going to allocate $50 million to the city of Charlotte for the purpose of security at the Democratic National Convention. Sure as God made little green apples, some city will get a like amount when the Republicans have their shindig.
    Betcha not one new job will be created, just funds to offset overtime for law enforcement personnel.  I realize the president will also be in attendance, but he has the Secret Service and FBI whenever he visits someplace.

  • Businesses key to fundraiser’s success

    White Oak Trunk-or-Treat for Alzheimer’s was a huge success.
    We raised $1,270.93 which was donated to the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association.
    Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for donating their time, money or door prizes to our event: Regency Hospice, Palmetto Service, Founders Federal Credit Union, McBride’s Supply, Positive Promotions, Elite Auto, Positive Image, Hair Scapes, Blue Rose Pottery, Majestic Produce, Japan, Gus’s Family Restaurant and Covenant Baptist Church.

  • U.S. becoming socialist society

    In his guest column in the Nov. 13 edition Michael Jedson asked why he should support Congressman Mick Mulvaney.
    Mr. Jedson, you can’t support Mulvaney, and you never will. You are against school vouchers because you don’t want to see competitiveness working in our school system.
    You are against tax reform unless you get more taxes to allow more spending. You are against Cut, Cap and Balance for the same reason. You are against a balanced budget.

  • DeMint lacks compassion for veterans

    On Veterans Day, I was shocked and angered to read in a military
    newspaper that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) had voted against the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
    DeMint’s criticism was directed at the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors section that would give tax credits of $2,400 to $9,600 to employers for hiring unemployed veterans.

  • Obama, friends are what ail our country

    President Barack Obama gave another campaign speech at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication.
    He made statements that if Martin Luther King Jr. was here today, he would have said etc., etc., etc. What a lousy thing to do when that person is no longer able to verify what he would say. 
    Obama keeps blaming the previous administration, Wall Street and the big banks for the failed economy.
    He fails to mention that it was his administration that gave billions of tax dollars that we did not have to those very banks and Wall Street firms.

  • Don’t allow another gold mining disaster

    On Oct. 27, I attended a public meeting held in Kershaw by the Army Corps of Engineers pertaining to the environmental impact statement that decides whether Haile Gold Mine receives permits to mine several thousand acres.
    The purpose of the meeting was to get input so the Army Corps of Engineers can decide if the benefits of reopening HGM outweigh raping the land, contaminating our water supply and destroying our community. Most of the people who spoke in favor of HGM have or will benefit personally. They have sold to the mine, have stock or own a profitable business.