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Today's Opinions

  • Universal healthcare is not the answer

    To the editor:

    Even with the current economic meltdown, there seems to be no end to those lawmakers who want to dip into our pockets.

    Of major concern is Senator Obama’s universal healthcare proposal for all. Who’s going to pay for this?

    Guess who?

    This tragic proposition seems to be a major goal of the Democrats. In fact, as a congresswoman, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi advocated federal funding for every child in the country, and there are many others who have chimed in with their versions of free healthcare.

  • Republicans not to blame

    To the editor:

    It concerns me that recent letter writers have so forgotten history they believe president Bush and Republicans are responsible for the financial crisis.

    This mess began when President Carter decided low-income Americans had to own their own homes, but he should have stuck to Habitat for Humanity homes for them. Unfortunately, he convinced his Congress to enact the first Affirmative

    Action Housing Law urging lenders to give loans to people who could not qualify to pay them.

  • Why is pity deserved?

    To the editor:

    I read the article about Mr. Hill with great interest. Aside from the fact those closest to him and those exploiting him for his athletic abilities chose not to recognize the warning signs of his downward spiral, one must wonder why this young man’s story evokes such pity.

  • Jones is a good candidate

    To the editor:

    Having almost 40 years experience in education, John Jones is an excellent candidate for the Brunswick County

    Board of Education.

    Having been a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent, Jones would be an asset for students and faculties. He is a Christian, husband, father and proud grandfather. He is a personable individual who is eager to serve the community.

    Jones is more than qualified and will be available to dedicate his expertise to all facets of quality education.

  • Effects of past can be seen today

    To the editor:

    Fifty-two years ago on Oct. 23, 1956, a small crack appeared on the mighty Soviet Union’s brutal hold of the Eastern Nations. At a rally in Budapest, Hungarians marched to their magnificent revolution. This small nation (about 10 million) found the incredible bravery to challenge the Soviet Union.

  • Could Democrats be pro-life?

    To the editor:

    In light of recent revelations regarding the illicit national voter registration drive by ACORN, I believe Democrats should become the pro-life Party.

    Currently proud to be the abortion party, Democrats sow the seeds of self-destruction. They facilitate the infant murder of potential party members; thus, they now have to rig voter registration to maintain membership.

  • Hospital could become V.A. center

    To the editor:

    As we prepare for the new Brunswick Community Hospital, I have an idea. Can we get Congress, state and county officials to make the arrangements to convert the old Brunswick Community Hospital into a regional V.A. Center?

    We are seeing an increase in the number of veterans living in Brunswick County and this can be one way to honor and serve them, by reducing the drive to Charleston, S.C., or Fayetteville.

  • BFA in need of help

    To the editor:

    I am a long time volunteer for Brunswick Family Assistance. BFA and its volunteers have worked hard every Christmas for the past 27 years to bring Christmas spirit, joy and happiness to more than 1,000 children and seniors in Brunswick County.

    I have volunteered for the past seven years and am hoping to help again this year. I have learned BFA does not yet have a building to distribute the thousands of Christmas Wishes it has received this year and the event may have to be cancelled if one cannot be found soon.