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Today's Opinions

  • Gaffes aplenty at convention

    The Democratic National Party had an official party gaffe at its recent convention. A gaffe is when a politician or party official actually says what he or she mean.
    The Democrats had several at the convention. They told us about themselves and we should pay attention.
    The Democrats had a “God-is-out, but-now-he is-back-in-boo-God!” event with a voice vote. They had numerous speeches in favor of unlimited abortion and a non-stop celebration of homosexuality with a push for gay quasi-marriage. God is back “in” now in word only.

  • New law compromises health care for everyone

    For the past 20 years, I have worked in the health-care field in one capacity or another, including the insurance side, the managed care side, the provider side and now the financial side. I have an inside idea how the new law will impact physicians, hospitals and patients.
    The law will require states to basically accept everyone under the Medicaid program. On the surface, I think we can all agree that sounds great – everyone is covered and no one is without insurance.

  • Religious beliefs have no place in political views

    I read Wayne Walton’s column, “Abortion a selfish choice.” I am a Democrat, a proponent of abortion and a Christian.
    If anyone, Christian or not, wants to debate the abortion issue it is our constitutional right. But those who define being a Christian by apposing abortion goes against everything I believe in.

  • Past time to repair ‘Pothole’ Road

    We appreciate Sen. Greg Gregory’s concern about the condition of our roads. I’ve lived on Potter “Pothole” Road for 43 years and it has not been resurfaced since I’ve been here. It has just been patched.
    This section of Potter Road is 1 1/2 miles between S.C. 9 and and Camp Creek Road at Five Points crossroads. It has been resurfaced on both ends, but not this section.

  • Community helped make fundraiser a success

    On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County, we are delighted that our Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser on Aug. 25 was such a great success. The bands and the Cloggers put on top-notch performances, and the sell-out audience had a great time. It took a lot of work, but we had a lot of help. Thanks to your support, we raised more than $5,000 toward local construction projects. That’s what it’s all about – more decent, affordable housing for lower-income families in Lancaster County.

  • Why roads are crumbling and what can be done

    South Carolina used to be known as the “good roads state.” That’s no longer so. Most people recognize this, but perhaps not the reasons why.

  • Handicapped parking spots not for the able-bodied

    I am very upset with the number of people who park illegally in handicapped parking zones in Lancaster County (Indian Land).
    My wife and I live in Indian Land. I could have acquired a handicap tag two years ago, when I had my second heart failure. But I waited and just recently got one.
    We visit Walmart on U.S. 521 about three or four times a week. There has never been a time when we don`t see one or two cars parked in handicapped parking without a window tag or a license plate for handicap parking.

  • No ID, no vote: It’s just that simple

    What is the big deal about having to show an ID to vote? It is the right thing to do. My husband and I have always had to show our IDs when we voted.
    If you don’t have one, you should not be able to vote. It’s as simple as that. According to The Voter Integrity Project, there are 30,000 deceased people who are still on the voter books. Don’t you think those names should be removed? Also, people should only vote once.
    It doesn’t cost anything to be honest. Just do it.

    Ruby Bailey
    Lancaster