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Today's Opinions

  • Democrats must choose strong leader

    I have read that President Barack Obama is weak and that Obama’s actions may put the United States in physical war against Russia because of his stance on Ukraine. I agree with the first point, but I hope the second point will not come true!

    I am a Democrat who voted for Obama twice. It seems every day that goes by, I see how stupid the second vote was.

  • Corruption abounds in government

    It’s been another week of circumstances which scream corruption. First, Lois Lerner was back to testify or actually recite the Fifth Amendment on the IRS scandal.

    When the show was over and meeting closed, Rep. Elijah Cummings pitched a fit because he wanted to ask some questions. When Rep. Darrell Issa turned the microphones back on, Cummings actually had no questions for the witness. He simply wanted to make a statement about the proceedings.

  • Why doesn’t council care?

    Lancaster County Council voted 5-2 on March 10 to approve first reading of Mattamy Homes’ proposal to build a large housing development on the TreeTops property in Van Wyck.

    The puzzling thing is that during the discussion they showed quite conclusively that they understood all the arguments against this use of the property and then voted 5-2 that they don’t care.

    The question is: Why don’t they care?

  • Don’t cheat our children

    If you own a home in Lancaster County and are receiving the residential rate of 4 percent, please be aware that you do not qualify for your lower tax rates and exemptions if you rent or lease your home for more than 14 days.

  • What I love and hate about proms

    I loved some things about prom when I was a principal early in my career.

    I loved seeing how hard juniors and their teacher sponsors worked to transform a plain banquet hall into a magical, glittering place.

    I loved watching the limos pull up, full of students so excited about a night they’d been looking forward to for years.

    I loved seeing the boys decked out in their tuxes and the girls in fairy-tale gowns.

  • What’s happened to America?

    Several days ago, The Observer printed an article on marijuana in North Carolina. If this is okayed, it will make 21 states that have made medical marijuana OK.

    Who will govern who gets it and who doesn’t?

    Who will govern who grows it? Why is it that we fought 40 or 50 years to keep this stuff from crossing our border from Mexico?

    The reason is that our leaders have mismanaged our tax money to the point that they are going to tax something that used to be illegal to try to ease the deficit they have created by wasteful spending.

  • Woman looking for person who hit her car

    I am a 64-year-old widow and during our recent snow and ice storm I was going to the store and was heading to the stoplight at Market Street.

    A dark green Honda pulled in front of me and hit the brakes. So, naturally, I ran into the car. The car pulled off and left. My car was damaged and I was hurt very badly. I plead with the person who did this to have some respect and fix my car.

    Nancy Moser

    Lancaster

  • Officials need to fix all our roads

    It is time our officials make it a priority to fix roads. The potholes take over the entire road. If you try to miss one pothole, you’ll hit another. We never see anyone fixing or filling in the holes. The road tax fee has increased, but we’re not seeing any results.

    Local and state officials need to take the lead in getting our roads repaired.

    Pete Melton

    Lancaster