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Today's Opinions

  • Meet candidates at local forums

    Got a question for a candidate running for office this year? If you do, you may want to submit it for an upcoming political forum. Candidates will be asked questions from voters at the Before You Vote 2010 Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the City of Light’s Inspiration Chapel auditorium.

    Candidates will also face voters questions at a two more forums at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 25 at Bundy Auditorium in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • October is Domestic Violence Month

    Let us take this time to recognize domestic violence month. Domestic Violence Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981, to raise awareness of efforts to end violence against women and their children.

    Domestic violence has become increasingly prevalent in modern culture.

    What is domestic violence? It’s a behavior used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners can be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian. They can live together, separated or simply dating.

  • Bill will raise energy prices in S.C.

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt has voted for HR 3534 (CLEAR Act) on July 30, 2010. HR 3534 is a thinly disguised permanent roadblock to American energy which drives American companies out of the Gulf, delays future drilling, increases dependency on foreign oil and implements climate change legislation and youth education programs. But most importantly, it mandates membership in the Law of the Sea Treaty without the required two-thirds vote to ratify it in the U.S. Senate.

  • I am kicking my voting habit

    I have a confession to make. I helped John Spratt get elected in 1982. Like so many other conservatives I have voted for him and encouraged others to vote for him in every election since then through and including 2008.

    In short, I have voted for John all 14 times, and would have this year too had he not voted for the bailouts, the stimulus, cap and trade and the healthcare bill. The John Spratt I voted for in 1982 would not have cast those votes, for back then he was a conservative southern Democrat.

  • Republicans a winning combination

    Thank you, Lancaster News for encouraging registered voters to write about their preferred candidate.

    I would like to take this opportunity to show my support for the Republican candidates, both statewide and nationally.

    Thank you to the S. C. Conservative Republicans, Jim DeMint, Mick Mulvaney, Nikki Haley, Mick Zais, Tim Scott, Ken Ard and Rob McCoy, to name a few. They will all help to put America back on top of her game.

    These candidates and many others statewide and nationally mean many different things to many people in all issues concerning America.

  • Piece of cloth represents what's great about U.S.

    Howard Schnauber wrote, “My Name Is Old Glory.”  You see, it is all about a piece of cloth that I hold dear. People use this cloth often. Most do so with pride.

    Although sometimes ragged, and sometimes torn, this cloth looms atop the world’s tallest buildings, and stands watch in America’s halls of justice. always-standing guard with power throughout the world. Peace, honor, truth, justice, and freedom.

    That is exactly what she stands for. This cloth has fought in every battle of every war for more than 200 years.

  • 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:”