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Today's Opinions

  • Turning blue, hook, line and sinker

    One of the main reasons I moved from the North was because it all started  with what Lancaster County is doing now – attacking our freedoms.
    There is nothing good about smoking except for the person doing it. That’s not the point. It’s that a no-smoking ordinance won’t stop here. This is exactly how it starts.
    The groups pushing this will never be happy. They will be back in a week wanting more. The North is a prime example. They moved from smoking to what we drink up there.

  • Local GOP headquarters now open

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (District 5) cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Lancaster County Republican Victory Center Headquarters at 699 Lancaster Bypass East on Saturday, Sept. 1.
    Several Republican candidates were there, as well as Taft Matney, chairman of the S.C. Republican Victory Centers. About 100 people attended the event.
    Normal business hours for the Republican headquarters are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

  • ID required for almost everything

    I find it appaling that a government issued ID is not already required to vote, especially in a country that has seen identity theft run rampant. The contention is that the poor and minorities would have problems paying the fees to obtain a government-issued ID.

  • Activists resort to equal opportunity scare tactics

    Some of the anti-abortion believers across the nation have pushed or are pushing for the requirement that would-be procedure recipients be shown ultrasound images, as well as pictures as to what exactly happens during a procedure. This is a form of discrimination and doesn’t provide for the equal access of the alternate.
    If such laws are going to exist, then recipients are, as Justice Brandies said in his concurring opinion, “coerced by law [which is] the argument of force in its worst form.” See Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927).

  • Forget handshakes, get it in writing

    I would like to relay a word of warning to people who use consignment shops or similar stores that sell your items for you.
    Be sure you get the sales agreement in writing. There are no such things as hand-shake deals anymore. And banks don’t take sleazy smiles.

    James Beckham
    Lancaster
     

  • Faile has demonstrated his leadership ability

    I typically support Republican candidates, but I will be voting for Barry Faile for Lancaster County sheriff. Sheriff Faile will not appear on the Republican ballot, but on the Democrat side.  So, of course, I will be voting a split ticket.
    I would prefer seeing offices such as sheriff be non-partisan, but they aren’t. I say this because never, when a citizen calls for help, does the dispatcher ask if he or she is Democrat or Republican before responding to the call.

  • Church vandals need to pay for the crime

    I would like to address the person or persons who vandalized Hopewell Methodist Church.
    How could you do that? That is the house of God. If anyone knows any information about the vandalism, please call Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and report it.
    You need to pay for this crime. This is a place of worship.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Everyone is entitled to own opinion, but get the facts right

    A few weeks ago, Jimmy Lee submitted a heartfelt letter, “Obama does not know a thing about business,” in the Aug. 8 edition of The Lancaster News. Lee related his public service in the military and law enforcement, his (presumably successful) business experience and his dislike of President Barack Obama.