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Today's Opinions

  • Congress needs protection from electorate

    I recently read that Congress is going to allocate $50 million to the city of Charlotte for the purpose of security at the Democratic National Convention. Sure as God made little green apples, some city will get a like amount when the Republicans have their shindig.
    Betcha not one new job will be created, just funds to offset overtime for law enforcement personnel.  I realize the president will also be in attendance, but he has the Secret Service and FBI whenever he visits someplace.

  • Businesses key to fundraiser’s success

    White Oak Trunk-or-Treat for Alzheimer’s was a huge success.
    We raised $1,270.93 which was donated to the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association.
    Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for donating their time, money or door prizes to our event: Regency Hospice, Palmetto Service, Founders Federal Credit Union, McBride’s Supply, Positive Promotions, Elite Auto, Positive Image, Hair Scapes, Blue Rose Pottery, Majestic Produce, Japan, Gus’s Family Restaurant and Covenant Baptist Church.

  • Thanksgiving is more than a good meal

    It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, the traditional kickoff of our holiday season.
    Our national day of giving thanks dates back to 1621 in Massachusetts, where we believe the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated a successful harvest with food and festivities.
    Given our economic situation, some in modern-day America may find it difficult to give thanks, but we still have much to be thankful for – health and family and freedom, to name a few.

  • My-way-or-no-way attitude is not good for United States

    Like most folks, I’ve been a bit put out with our Congress lately. It seems like they’ve put ideology before the well-being of the American citizens they are supposed to represent. Their mindset seems to be, “Well, if I can’t get everything I want, then nobody’s going to get anything.”

  • My-way-or-no-way attitude is not good for United States

    Like most folks, I’ve been a bit put out with our Congress lately. It seems like they’ve put ideology before the well-being of the American citizens they are supposed to represent. Their mindset seems to be, “Well, if I can’t get everything I want, then nobody’s going to get anything.”

  • U.S. becoming socialist society

    In his guest column in the Nov. 13 edition Michael Jedson asked why he should support Congressman Mick Mulvaney.
    Mr. Jedson, you can’t support Mulvaney, and you never will. You are against school vouchers because you don’t want to see competitiveness working in our school system.
    You are against tax reform unless you get more taxes to allow more spending. You are against Cut, Cap and Balance for the same reason. You are against a balanced budget.

  • DeMint lacks compassion for veterans

    On Veterans Day, I was shocked and angered to read in a military
    newspaper that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) had voted against the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
    DeMint’s criticism was directed at the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors section that would give tax credits of $2,400 to $9,600 to employers for hiring unemployed veterans.

  • Thank you, Sgt. Thompson

    My Army battalion was on a required yearly field training exercise. The full moon gave off enough light that I could clearly identify soldiers moving in the cold windy Oklahoma night. Personally, I wasn’t very thrilled to be there at all. It was hard to leave the comfort of a warm home and go out and play soldier.