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Today's Opinions

  • Our culture is being poisoned 

    The Confederate Flag was removed  from a Civil War Monument in Columbia  because it was claimed to be a symbol of hate for the shooter of nine people in a Charleston church. The truth is that the flag was used as a symbol of hate when it was used for a hundred years by the racist Democrat Party wing known as the KKK.

    Hate for everything American is still growing.  Rush Limbaugh said the progressive, illiberal left would next attack the American flag. Even Fox News did not like or believe this statement.

  • June 17: Denmark Vesey and Clementa Pinckney

    One of the questions of the tragic killing of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is why him? And why now?

    Maybe, just maybe, the answer is the date – June 17th. It was on this date that Dylann Roof opened fire. It was also on this date, 193 years earlier, that Denmark Vesey, a founder of Emanuel, planned to launch a slave rebellion in Charleston.

  • Fireworks safer, but still can be dangerous

    While the fireworks-related injury numbers are down about 9 percent and use of consumer fireworks is up by more than 59 percent over the last 20 years, it is still vital that consumers use the utmost caution with these products.

    Consumer fireworks are truly safer today than ever before, and today’s smarter buying public uses the products carefully and with good common sense, resulting in more use of consumer fireworks with fewer injuries.

  • City Council majority thumps rules, legal criteria

    I read with interest the article concerning the City Council’s recommendation to the Lancaster County Transportation Committee (CTC) which streets needed to be repaved within the city limits of Lancaster.

    Council had to decide between a lists of streets that were in dire need of repaving. Specifically mentioned were Clinton Avenue, Rock Springs Street, Hawthorne Road, Hampton Road and Springs Street and others that were not mentioned.

  • Facts are reliable, opinions vary

    I would like to comment on Leland Summers’ guest editorial, “Confederate Heritage Group Issues Statement on Massacre,” printed in the June 24 edition of The Lancaster News.

    His timely article was very informative and very well-stated. It should serve to eliminate much misunderstanding and misinformation concerning the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

  • Did blacks have a choice to fight in Civil War?

    I got to thinking about what Leland Summers wrote in his column about how blacks also fought int the Civil War. Well, how many of those men were free to decide if they wanted to fight in the war? How many were allowed to make up their minds to fight against the North who wanted to end slavery? How many were allowed to go North where they would be free?

  • Time to remove Confederate flag

    Imagine the year is 2039, which is 100 years since Germany invaded Poland to start a second world war.

    To commemorate the anniversary, the German Republic decides to fly a flag emblazoned with a swastika on its capitol grounds. They say the flag is a symbol of their heritage and it is flying for all German soldiers and civilians who died during the war.

  • Nightmare becomes reality

    A simple night of fun turns into the worst nightmare for a mother. While documenting a short film, “Vision of Home,” Dekeem O. Reed’s mother, Alice Blackmon Tillman, showed the filming crew a picture she bought her son years before he was murdered.

    The picture, which is still hanging in Dekeem’s room today, shows a young African-American boy kneeling beside his bed praying. Behind the boy is a beautiful African-American woman, who appears as an angel.