Today's Opinions

  • Partisan politics more important than Olympics in America?

    I would like to respond to John Cauthen’s Oct. 16 letter, “Oh the agony of the 2016 Olympic defeat.” His very political letter indicated that he would rather see President Barack Obama fail than have the Olympics come in America. I  guess America first doesn’t apply when partisan politics are involved.

    Stephen Winn



  • Voters can stop Congress through ballot box

    Well, it’s started already. There is a well-qualified gentleman considering running for our congressional seat next year. So, right out of the box, comes a lengthy tirade against him, full of baloney. We are hearing than Mick Mulvaney is a millionaire and John Spratt is not. We’re hearing that it’s important to send Spratt back to Congress again.

  • Health care reform bill includes abortions costs

    The health care reform bill is currently being debated in Congress. Democrats have continually voted down any protection for unborn babies.

    Rep. John Spratt has been among those who have repeatedly voted for abortion rights.

    If this bill passes in any form that is being discussed now, then taxpayers will have to pay to end the life of unwanted babies.

    Please call your congressman now to let them know that we do not want to pay to end a life. Hurry.

    L.G. Stevens



  • Don’t need to compromise liberties for broken system

    The participants of the TEA parties should band together to form a moderate third party. This way both parties can be held accountable to the American people in a similar fashion as to what the so-called public option has been intended to hold the insurance companies accountable.

    This grassroots movement comprises a collective mission that is incompatible with traditional partisan politics.

  • If you love someone, tell them so before it is too late

    Brennie Love, my grandmother, passed on Oct. 7, 2009, just three weeks shy of her 93rd birthday. Although family members are still weeping, we rejoice in our total assurance that we know where Granny is and that we loved her and provided her the best care available.

    She never had to wonder if she was loved. She knew she was. Surrounded daily by family members and friends, she couldn’t see, but she could hear the voices of friends and family as she tried her best to communicate back to us that she loved us too. It was precious.

  • Just how credible is mystery candidate?

    In 10 days, voters in Lancaster County Council District 2 will go to the polls and choose their representative. Only one name is listed on the ballot – Charlene McGriff, who won the Sept. 15 Democratic primary.

    There is also a place on the ballot for a write-in candidate. While no one has admitted to running a write-in campaign, it appears there may be one under way.

    The reason we think so is that, as of Oct. 22, the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission had received 304 absentee ballot requests.

  • If you run for office you should reveal who you are

    This is my first letter to the editor. I am writing because I am concerned about the election process. The write-in campaign for the County Council District 2 seat is wrong. If the people are to vote again for someone to represent them in District 2, they need to know who is running against the person who won the primary. If a person cannot disclose his or her name they should not be eligible to run. I do not live in District 2, but I hope everyone in District 2 feels the same as I do.


    Sadie Belk




  • Rescue Squad fundraiser coming

    Tires screech, metal clangs and crumples under the pressure of the impact, injuries are sustained under the wreckage and the occupants can’t move, many of them feeling the very life fading from them. A caller dials 9-1-1 to report the motor vehicle crash and soon, in the distance, there is the wailing of sirens as medics and emergency responders rapidly travel to the scene.

    Rescue services are among the many first responders and they move quickly from their vehicles to pull the needed equipment to remove the crumpled metal and wreckage away from the lives.