Today's Opinions

  • 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:”

  • 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.