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Letters

  • Letter: We lost a great man in Sen. John McCain

    Life teaches us many things. How to take care of our family, raise our children, show them what’s right and wrong. It teaches us to be honest, never bully people, never make fun of people with disabilities, and to treat people with kindness. How to take care of our country and serve it. How to take in and help immigrants. How to defeat bullies and cowards.
    We lost a great man this week. There have been very few like Sen. John McCain. This man put family and country first.

  • Letter: Need protection on pre-existing conditions

    I have one grandchild and five great nieces and nephews, all with medical issues from birth or childhood. This means they have pre-existing conditions.
    A new conservative Supreme Court may do what the president and his party could not get fully accomplished. They might completely rescind the Affordable Care Act. With that goes the protection against insurance companies using pre-existing conditions as a disqualifier for medical coverage or as a reason to assess unaffordable rates.

  • Letter: Presidents Obama and Clinton also went after journalists

    This is a response to the Aug. 10 opinion piece by Mr. Jay Bender.
    As a former professor of journalism, Mr. Bender is obviously offended by President Trump’s assertion that the national press is “the enemy of the people.”
    He fears that President Trump will harm freedom of the press, but has forgotten the Obama administration’s hacking of CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computer and its seizing of phone records belonging to the parents of Fox News reporter James Rosen.

  • Letter: Questioning the county’s road-maintenance fee

    The county road-maintenance fee – where does it go? It has been in effect since the 1980s when it was $15 per vehicle registered in Lancaster County, which generated close to a million dollars back then.
    Now it is $30 per vehicle every year, and with all the development in the county, there are many more vehicles registered.
    Also when the new courthouse was paid for, we voted to leave the 2 percent sales tax on to pay for road maintenance.
    South Carolina has the worst roads in the nation. Where does all the road maintenance money go?

  • Letter: School board candidate Couch explains residency situation

    I am a candidate to represent Lancaster County School Board in District 5. There are many reasons for running.
    I’d like to be a voice for teachers in the county. I’d hope to bring some fresh ideas to the board through the eyes of a former teacher, coach and current high school baseball umpire.

  • Letter: What life could be more innocent?

    In his guest column last Friday, Keith Grey Sr. wrote: “I am still waiting for a biblical citation specifically forbidding abortion.” His next sentence contradicts his first. “Citations do abound forbidding taking an innocent life….”
    Doesn’t he see it? What could be more innocent than unborn babies who are aborted? They never will see that incredible sunset, the stars, all of nature that is amazing in itself. They will never grow to accomplish marvelous things in life and perhaps contribute to science for all mankind.

  • Letter: Doyle ‘just a Trump hater’

    In response to Sonny Jim Doyle’s column in last week’s paper, I didn’t know The Lancaster News published “fake news.”
    I think it is too late for this guy. He is just a Trump hater.

    Emelia Reppucci
    Indian Land

  • Letter: No proof Russians put Trump in office

    In his Aug. 8 guest column, Sonny Jim Doyle says we have a fake president.
    The truth is President Trump was elected by the electoral college as per the Constitution by a very large margin.
    Mr. Doyle says Donald Trump “got elected by the Russians.”
    We do know the Russians have been messing around in our political process for years and actually got into the Democratic National Committee’s server. But the DNC would not turn over the server to the FBI for analysis, so that hacking accusation is actually unproven.

  • Letter: Norman’s tax cut will cost grandkids

    Ralph Norman has his eyes on cutting my Medicare and keeping my Social Security increases below the cost of living, but that is nothing compared to what he has already done to my children and grandchildren.
    We all hear that Congress “kicked the can down the road” and, frankly, too many of us don’t care or really understand what that means. It means that my grandchildren each owe over $50,000 because Ralph voted to increase the national debt more than anyone has in non-wartime history.

  • We will all miss Mr. Byrdic

    Mrs. Byrdic, I was so sorry to read that your husband, Chuck, was run over in his yard. I couldn’t believe it.
    I would blow the horn some days when I saw him in the yard. He made it beautiful and gave me ideas on what to plant in my yard. Of course, my yard has bad dirt and too many trees, but I still would try.
    I do not know y’all, but I feel I knew you. I, too, have been crying.
    He made heaven on earth there and I’m sure put smiles on everyone’s face who went by and looked at your beautiful yard and the flowers.