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Today's Opinions

  • Clothes do make the man, woman, student

    The article regarding electing a replacement on the Lancaster County School Board was broadsided by a reader’s comments that we need folks on the board who will not waste their time trying to establish a dress code for students. Although the writer didn’t approve of baggy pants, it appeared to me that the reader felt  the board should center their attention on student and teacher performance and leave the dress  to the student.

  • How many politicians could take Scout oath?

    They stood in a military-type straight line, all toes pointed to the mark on the floor. All 10 stood at attention. What is unusual about this particular formation? Nine of them are 14 years old and No. 10 is 49 years old.

    The Scoutmaster then asked, “Can all of you recite the Scout oath? Do you live up to the Scout law?”

    “Before I ask you to raise your right hand to be sworn in as a Scout, let us review the Scout law, the Scout motto, the Scout slogan and the Scout oath:”

  • Time for Americans to take control

    Sometimes friendship can blind a person. It’s easy to pick out small contributions to an area by any congressman. However, any congressman who supports blindly the measures that President Barack Obama has put in place does not deserve to be re-elected.

    I am not a TEA Party person or Republican. I am an Independent. I am also sick and tired of the debt that this president and Congress has buried us in. Between the handouts and the so called health care for all we are slowly being pushed into a socialistic state.

  • We often judge others too easily

    This is in response to Helen Mackey’s article about the assault on Bill Farrar, Lancaster High School assistant principal. I agree that Bill Farrar is a very nice person and didn’t deserve to get punched.

    I also know Rodney Thompson and his family and know that they have always been very nice people. I don’t know what happened at school that day or what caused Rodney to get upset.

  • Cooperative needs help to improve literacy rates

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation launched a literacy initiative in 2002 to address the alarmingly high rate of illiteracy (more than 50 percent) in the Lancaster area. Part of that initiative included facilitating the creation of the Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative (LALC) as a way to focus energy on promoting greater community ownership of literacy.

  • Dirty tricks backfire on candidates

    In politics, it is the desperate candidate who has to stoop to dirty tricks. And they usually backfire which this one did.

    Mulvaney for Congress had a fundraiser in western York County on Saturday with U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.

    Early Saturday, two things happened. A radio ad said this event was cancelled and a robo call said Mick Mulvaney would be unable to attend.

    Surprise. More than 600 people came to hear DeMint and the U.S. District 5th Congressional candidate.

    Sometimes, dirty tricks backfire!

     

    Lynne Carroll

    Indian Land

  • Mulvaney's mother-in-law disputes ads

    The Democratic Party has seen fit to run ads stating that Mick

    Mulvaney, our candidate for U.S. Congress 5th District seat, is against Social Security and will be voting to take away the benefits to seniors.  

    I can assure you that this information is completely false. I am Mick’s mother-in-law and he would have to support me if that were to happen.

    Isobel Hubbard Lynch

    Indian Land

     

  • We need prayer to turn our country around

    What has happened to our country? It is sad when we have to place a police officer in the halls of our schools.

    The county is talking about getting two new drug dogs and placing one at Lancaster High School. We didn’t have these problems before the government took discipline and prayer out of the schools.