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Today's Opinions

  • Why do people run for office?

    To the editor:

    I would give anything to sit down with an honest politician, but the chances of that are about one in a trillion. 

    The only reason most run is for the graft and the millions of dollars in campaign funds they collect. Most have oil stock so they won’t go against the oil companies. 

    Some time ago they tried to stop the TV commercials from being so loud. It was approved. Then the politicians got paid off and it was squashed. 

  • America’s health not its wealth

    To the editor:

    America has a problem: everyone wants her wealth; few consider her health. 

    Many nations, being friends in need, wish her destroyed when the aid is necessarily withdrawn. More and more of her own people “take it all and give nothing back.” 

  • Stand up for the Constitution

    To the editor:

    No, Mr. Obama! We will not ride in the back of the bus being driven by a progressive agenda. 

    Remember the Constitution? I understand it can be a nuisance for the progressive vision. I do not want to go back. We need to go back to the principles of our founders. 

    The road our country is on runs two ways. With hard work, we will be able to stop working for the government and go back to the government listening to us and working for our interests. 

  • Don’t miss out on older workers

    To the editor:

    When workers reach a certain age, do they have an employment expiration date? I think Brunswick County business owners are missing the boat when it comes to hiring qualified employees for their businesses. 

  • New area church welcomes others

    To the editor:

    After five years of continued prayer, work and planning, members of the area’s Grand Strand Byzantine Catholic Fellowship now have a place to call their own. The small but faithful group of regulars come from Brunswick and Horry counties. The new Byzantine Mission is the first in this area and although still a work in progress, it is on South Carolina’s Highway 90. 

  • Where is the grant money now?

    To the editor:

    It is confusing and frustrating. Now [Sunset Beach] councilmen Lou DeVita and Bob Bobinski are hoping for new grant money again. 

    I thought they wanted to buy the land without grant money? Someone better tell them Uncle Sam is broke and to devote their energy to cut the overstaffing and excessive salaries at town hall.

  • Teeth gritting, jaw clenching and mental coin tossing my way to the polls

    As a journalist, I take my right to vote seriously. 

    It would be hypocritical to be involved with issues of newsprint dedicated to telling candidates’ stories, challenging contenders, sponsoring forums and encouraging people to vote and then not go out and vote myself.

    So I do my part to show up at the polls each Election Day. I thought about doing early voting this year, but I think there’s something more exciting about going to the polls on Election Day.

  • Bomb threats are serious and should be treated as such

    Last week two Brunswick County Academy students were arrested for their alleged role in a bomb threat last Thursday at the school. Charges are pending against three other juveniles.

    The threat, the sixth for the school district this school year, is being taken seriously, and the associated punishment is—and should be—reflective of that.

    Bomb threats are not pranks. When a threat is received by school or law enforcement officials, a series of events swing into place to analyze the potential harm.