http://www.thelancasternews.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Column: Greenway will make Lancaster more livable, boost our economy http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/column-greenway-will-make-lancaster-more-livable-boost-our-economy <p> How often have you had that conversation with your neighbor? The one where you shake your head and wonder aloud about what this community needs to get back on the right path?<br /> What if I told you that the path is right in front of us, and that together we can build the vibrant future that Lancaster deserves?<br /> Letter: Business owner goes extra mile http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/letter-business-owner-goes-extra-mile <p> In our society these days, people are always harping on the negative, so I want to share a story about something good in our community.<br /> Mr. Mike Gilmore is the owner of the UPS Store in Lancaster, and I utilize his store&rsquo;s services often. At the beginning of August, I shipped my son a nice pendant and necklace, but the package was lost in the warehouse in Tennessee. When I realized my son did not receive his package, I contacted the UPS Store in Lancaster, and they investigated the matter.<br /> Letter: You name it, Hillary’s blaming it http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/letter-you-name-it-hillary%E2%80%99s-blaming-it <p> As if the country hasn&rsquo;t had enough of the Clintons&rsquo; narcissistic need for the limelight, we are now deluged with the &ldquo;why I lost&rdquo; book campaign of Hillary Clinton.<br /> She&rsquo;s making sure she hits all the liberal news channels, which will never ask any important or meaningful questions. You name it, she&rsquo;s blaming it.<br /> Letter: Let’s all unite in conservation http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/letter-let%E2%80%99s-all-unite-conservation <p> I am 8 years old and in the third grade at SC Connections Academy. We are studying conservation in South Carolina.<br /> It is important to turn off lights so that we can save energy. Recycling plastic water bottles is good for the environment. Also remember that planting trees is good for our health. It is beautiful too.<br /> I am proud to be a South Carolinian. Don&rsquo;t waste God&rsquo;s resources. Thank you.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dreona McCoy<br /> Lancaster</strong></p> Letter: Thanks to all at Heath Springs fest http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/letter-thanks-all-heath-springs-fest <p> Thanks to all who participated and attended September Fest 2017 in Heath Springs on Sept. 16. Only because of you, it was a great success! Look forward to seeing you next year at September Fest 2018.<br /> <br /> <strong>Larry Kelly<br /> Rainbow Promise Enterprise<br /> Heath Springs</strong></p> Column: Constitution protects vile speech, with some limits http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/column-constitution-protects-vile-speech-some-limits <p> Most reactions to the march by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., last month condemned the marchers, their message and their use of swastikas, chants and Nazi imagery. But there were also questions about why they were allowed to hold their march and spread their vile message of hate.<br /> The latter question is just one of the latest examples of a recent trend in which some are asking whether certain groups and individuals should be permitted to express views that offend others.<br /> Column: Why tax reform is essential http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/column-why-tax-reform-essential <p> When your tax code is 10 times longer than the Bible, you have a problem.<br /> Our current federal tax code is simply not benefiting American families. As I&rsquo;ve said for far too long, Washington does not have an income problem, it has a spending problem.<br /> Letter: Rosemont residents: Pick better site for post office in IL http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/letter-rosemont-residents-pick-better-site-post-office-il <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: This letter was sent to Kurtis Bullard, the Postal Service official tasked with locating Indian Land&rsquo;s new post office. Bullard has suggested a site near the neighborhood&rsquo;s entrance.<br /> </em><br /> We are writing to you on behalf of the Rosemont Owners Association. The Rosemont community is located off Highway 160 and Rosemont Drive in Indian Land, S.C.<br /> We would like to request that you find a different location for the proposed 15,000-square-foot USPS facility off Rosemont Drive.<br />