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Letters

  • Writer’s allegations are unsupported

    Sheila Bickford has chosen to reply to my previous letter supporting Nikki Haley and Mick Mulvaney by making unsupported allegations and using material previously refuted.
    Ever since Nikki Haley was unexpectedly brought into the spotlight, those discomfited by the possibility that she might assume a position of authority have responded by throwing unsupported dirt in her direction. She has been accused of having affairs, of failure to pay her taxes on time, etc.

  • We have opportunity to reverse erosion of our rights

    Nov. 2, 2010: Ten years from now, historians will write books on how the citizens of this once great experiment, the United States of America handled an opportunity we’ll never have again.
    We have the opportunity that day to halt, and reverse the eroding of our unalienable rights.

  • City needs Blackmon-Brace for mayor

    Enough is enough. It’s time we, the people of Lancaster, get out of the comfort of our homes and away from in front of the televisions on Nov. 2 and get out and vote.
    Lancaster is my hometown. I’ve lived in quite a few cities around the country, but no place was better than home.
    Left here at the age of 20 and now I’m 60 years young. To come here and discover that so many people here have never voted is shocking, to say the least.
    Look back a few years ago and think about what we, as a people, went through just to be able to vote.

  • John Spratt should refute misleading ad

    Like most readers, over and over again, I have watched the John Spratt TV commercial describing Mick Mulvaney’s role in the Edenmoor project.
    After viewing the ad dozens of times, I decided to try and find out what the true facts are or were. I suggest that other readers do the same.

  • Small shouldn’t bail Spratt out

    Gil Small, chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Party, wrote a letter, “Spratt cares about us; he is not beholden to anyone,” in the Oct. 22 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Ahhh, but Spratt is beholden to someone. As a member of the audience at the Oct. 19 candidate forum at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, I have to disagree wholeheartedly with Small’s bailout letter for Spratt. Just more excuses to cover up another mess left behind.

  • All is not well in Obamaworld

    I just received a letter from my employer on the changes in my insurance coverage as a result of ObamaCare (health-care reform changes.)
    In exchange for my insurance company having to provide no lifetime maximum, no pre-existing condition limitations for enrollees under 19, coverage for lazy kids up to the age of 26 on their parents’ policies and 100 percent coverage for preventive care, here is what I get:
    - Increase in deductibles ($50-$100 per year)
    - Increase in co-pays ($5-$10 per visit)
    - Increase in premiums

  • Mayor Shaw always shown giving spirit

    When my husband, Preston Blackmon (former City Councilmember) became ill, Mayor Joe Shaw came by our house at least twice a week to see what Preston and I needed. He would always have a kind word and showed a giving spirit with every visit.
    Preston got to where he didn’t talk much. But once when Mayor Shaw was visiting Preston one time said Joe is a good man to talk to.
    For those of you who don’t know Joe Shaw personally like I do, I would like to tell you what kind of man he is. He is a man of integrity and honesty.

  • Mark ballot for your candidate

    On Nov. 2, Lancaster County and voters throughout the country will go to the polls. Please do not take your right to vote lightly.
    In Lancaster County Council District 2, we once again need to vote for our County Council representative Charlene McGriff.
    She won the June 2010 primary and now she’s been placed on the ballot for the Nov. 2 General Election. She is unopposed but the history in District 2 races has shown us that we need to punch or mark the ballot even if someone is unopposed.

  • John Spratt has changed over the years

    Over the years every time I watched a negative political advertisement filled with personal attacks, I wondered how much, if any, of the contents was true.
    And if any was, how much of the message was a distortion of the truth. If John Spratt’s ads are used as a measure, there is not much truth and a whole lot of distortion.

  • Election is about freedom for all of us

    Are we going to let the government be controlled by the progressive Democrats and continue to take the country down the road to socialism? Recent polls indicate the country is beginning to reject the Democratic-led Congress that is taking over our free enterprise system and more control of its citizen’s freedom.
    Most of the country’s citizens are coming to the realization of what the cost of the last election was when voters don’t do research, and only listen to the liberal-controlled news media.