Today's Opinions

  • We need some common sense

    Can I get an amen? That’s what I wanted to shout after reading W.B. Evans’ Oct. 16 letter regarding the idiotic notion of bulding the expressway to Rock Hill.

    Thank you, W.B., it will save a majority of us from getting writer’s cramp from giving our opinion to Lancaster County Council.

    Does council actually think that this bridge/highway to York County will benefit Lancaster County? Get real.

  • Cummings an example of poor politics

    Sometimes I have to stop and wonder how in the world some of our congressmen and women get elected at all. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, is one of them. At the hearings on Benghazi, at which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton passed the buck, Cummings ranted about the amount of taxpayers’ money being used for the hearings.

  • ‘We had to’ belief dominates all of our lives

    Three words that echo through history to explain why evil occurs. Three words heard over and over as a universal explanation to justify events that could have been avoided.

    Those words are, “we had to.” We first took notice of these words when liberating Nazi death camps. We asked the guards in the camp and the people in the surrounding towns and they all said “we had to.”

  • Stop sanctuary cities

    Typically when we hear the word “sanctuary,” it gives us a feeling of safety, shelter and security. What we do not often associate with this word is heartbreaking loss. But, as we heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month, that’s exactly what Jim Steinle experienced in a so-called sanctuary city.

    Mr. Steinle lived every parent’s worst nightmare, as his daughter, Kate, was murdered right before his eyes in broad daylight in San Francisco. He testified that the last words he ever heard his daughter speak were, “Help me, Dad.”

  • We have made a ‘covenant with death’

    Bruce Miller’s recent article, “U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants,” was excellent.

    I would like to add to his piece with additional information to explain this dire situation that we face.

    The Middle East is imploding. Islamic State butchers are annihilating Christian and other communities. Putin is sending arms to Assad, while we are arming the enemies of Assad.

  • Washington grateful for support

    I would like to acknowledge so many people who made the first NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Championship at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium on Oct. 17 possible.

    I appreciate the National Gym Association (NGA) and its president Andy Bostinto.

    Andy is responsible for laying the foundation and giving athletes and promotors like myself a drug-free platform to show case our talents and to inspire and encourage others to do the same.

  • We must stand up for what we believe

    I am an 82-year-old woman who lives alone and watches a lot of television, especially the news.

    What disturbs me is someone always trying to take God out of something. Some people wanted to take prayer out of schools.When it happened, the guns came in. See the news for the proof. Some want God taken out of what this country stands for.

    America was founded on God and it has always worked. I always heard if it works, why change?

    Now some want God out of so many things as to not offend someone.

  • Beckham was Produce Man

    A lot of life is taking things for granted. You know, a familiar face is always just where it is supposed to be.

    I, like so many of you, dash in and out of Wal-Mart most everyday to pick up a stalk of celery, a head of lettuce and maybe some fresh green beans.

    Right regular or most of the time, the Produce Man, Jimmy Beckham, was shuffling through the taters and pole beans. You know, sorta jazzing them up for a fresh appearance.