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Today's Opinions

  • Individuals have right to personalize license plates

    The state of South Carolina recently proposed to produce for sale through the DMV vehicle license plates depicting a Christian symbol and the words “I believe.” It was immediately criticized and attacked by atheists for violation of the “separation of church and state” provision. These attackers fall into the same category as the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 because we do not believe as they do; as a matter of fact, the terrorists at least profess a belief in a supreme being.

  • God never segregated; people did

    Lately the topic has come up in church about people making racial comments and slurs. The very people making these comments about different races are the same people who hold positions in our church.eeee

    They influence young children, teens and other adults. Since racism is so prevalent around here, I don’t think they realize how what they say is affecting the Christian religion.eeee

  • Officials should account for mess in Washington

    Wow, $4.07 a gallon. Like most everyone, it hurts to fill up my tank because of outrageous gas prices. Not long ago, I heard someone say that President George W. Bush was to blame. As someone not particularly enamored with President Bush, I still find it implausible to see how the current gas prices are his fault.

  • The term 'healthy tan' oxymoron

    Getting a good sun tan in the summertime used to be the in thing for many Americans. It was considered an ideal, something to strive for – that beautiful summer tan, that Coppertone tan, that healthy tan.

    But as it turns out, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan. A tan indicates damage to the skin, period. And the more you tan, or worse, burn, the more susceptible to skin cancers you are.

  • Visit Washington during National Police Week

    I believe every law enforcement officer should visit Washington, D.C. during the week of May 15, which is National Police Week. This is the week that law enforcement officers honor their brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This is the week when all of the fallen officers’ families honor their loved ones each year in Washington, DC.

  • Does Mulvaney appreciate needs of state retirees?

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been taking a lot of credit lately for keeping our taxes low.

    For example, Mr. Mulvaney, along with 50 or more of his colleagues, objected to including legislators in a plan to provide retired public employees an annual cost of living adjustment.

    Because of their objections the bill was sent back to committee.

  • June 10 Primary went 'very smoothly'

    The Lancaster County Registration and Election Commission would like to thank everyone involved with the success of the Democratic and Republican primaries on June 10. From the poll managers and election technicians to the candidates and voters, the election process went very smoothly.

    The candidates and all their supporters were well prepared and obeyed all the rules.

  • Daddy taught keep the faith in game of life

    Gamecocks’ place-kicker Ryan Succop’s 48-yard field goal looked on line to finally seal South Carolina’s hard-fought win over North Carolina that mid-October day as dusk fell on the Tar Heels’ Kenan Stadium last fall.It was good – good for nothing. The kick bounced harmlessly off the right upright to the turf.