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Today's Opinions

  • We now have government without representation

    In 1773, in Boston Harbor, patriots dumped tea into the water in protest over the English tax imposed upon them. This iconic American event put into perspective a principle that would later be reflected in our Constitution — no taxation without representation.

  • The reason the Second Amendment is unalienable

    S.C. Rep. Phillip Lowe-District (D-60) is to be roundly applauded for introducing legislation to permit teachers and administrators to come to the armed defense of our children. As laudable as representative Lowe’s bill is, it is regrettable that legislation must be proposed to secure the right to protect children in the first place.
    In Washington, D.C., debate will focus on so-called assault weapons, high capacity magazines and guns that look particularly dangerous. Libertarians realize this debate will miss the point of the Second Amendment entirely.

  • Family wants justice served

    On March 31, 2009, Lamario Demond “Flip” Ford was murdered in Lancaster County. Until this day, those individuals who took his life have yet to be sentenced.
    His family would like some answers so they can finally have some closure.
    Numerous calls have been made to the solicitor from the mother of Lamario Ford. The only answers they are willing to give are that they will get to it soon and the trial date keeps getting moved.

  • Important to get involved in community

    Lancaster County Republicans place a high priority upon civic involvement, which is a value shared by many Lancaster County residents, regardless of political affiliation.
    Our county is blessed with many caring citizens from many walks of life who are committed to making a difference. One of the top priorities of the Lancaster County Republican Party is making sure every citizen – Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike – who wants to make a difference has an opportunity to do so.

  • We need calm, healthy debate about gun control

    Letter writer John P. Lage Jr. took exception to my guest column. “Letter to my congressman,” in the Jan. 2 edition of The Lancaster News. Mr. Lage, your response completely shifted the discussion away from gun control and resorted to scare mongering, much like the NRA, which I can imagine you are a life member.

  • Protect Americans from mutinous government

    The radical left in politics and mean-stream medias are manipulating Americans on proposed changes in laws to outlaw our rifles, shotguns, pistols and accessories.
    Their ill-promoted campaigns are to deceive Americans that all hunters, sportsmen, sportswomen and others will not be affected by their legislation; but only to eliminate victims of all guns.

  • Knights of Columbus thank community

    The members and their families of the Knights of Columbus Council 14765 of Our Lady of Grace parish would like to thank the residents and businesses of Indian Land for your contributions and generosity for 2012 Operation HOPE campaign. With your help, the Knights exceeded their goal of $2,300 and collected more than $8,000 for people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Resident asks officials to drive on Taxahaw Road

    I am writing in response to Barbara Phillips’ letter about the bad conditions of Taxahaw Road. I also live on Taxahaw Road. I live about seven miles beyond her house. The conditions there are even worse.  We live on this road and we have to travel it.
    I have lost two hubcaps because of the potholes. Hubcaps are not cheap.
    Our county can build million dollar buildings but not make our roads safe to travel on.
    We, the people who live on this road, are taxpayers, too. I encourage our officials to come and take nice, leisure drive down Taxahaw Road.