• Coming full circle

    To the editor:
    Do you have a substance addiction you want deliverance from?
    I met a young man, 23 years old, who was homeless and addicted to heroin and cocaine. He had experienced many horrible things, including watching his father shoot his mother to death when he was 7. He indicated he later walked with the Lord but fell away. He said, “I want help.” I told him I would look for a place where he could get help.

  • Abortion is not a Christian value

    To the editor:
    There is good and there is evil in this world and in America. People who don’t know or don’t try to find out the difference, are either stupid or uninformed, take your pick.
    When you go to vote this November, you need to know what your candidate stands for. If you are thinking of voting for someone who is for partial-birth abortion, where the doctor actually kills the baby just before it comes out of the womb, then that is stupid and criminal and murder.

  • Protect the innocent

    To the editor:
    “Mommy, why didn’t you want me? Why did you let them tear me away from you? Mommy, I love you. Why didn’t you love me?”
    If the Bible is true and life begins at conception, these could be the words mothers will hear from their aborted babies in heaven.

  • ‘Appalling’ behavior in Calabash

    To the editor:
    I recently visited the wonderful town of Calabash. I attended the monthly town meeting—same old story, politics as usual.
    Some of the commissioners of certain committees are doing their jobs, while other commissioners are not. At the meeting, the ones not doing their jobs are wasting taxpayers’ money by attacking the ones who are working hard.
    This meeting consisted of mostly bantering and arguing.

  • Immigration reform still needed

    To the editor:
    President Barack Obama promised in 2008 comprehensive immigration reform in four years. He has failed to deliver in spite of having control of congress. He has also failed the second part—to secure our southern border.
    I am tired of seeing those here illegally on welfare, drawing Social Security benefits, in-state tuition and his pandering to this group for votes when these non-citizens are not allowed to vote.
    I am tired of President Obama’s campaign of dividing America into groups and pitting them against each other.

  • Preserve, don’t pave park

    To the editor:
    “Nothing becomes rarer with time faster than undeveloped spaces. Humans have a tendency to push down mountains, cut down trees, fill in wetlands…and put down huge amounts of concrete or asphalt. Goodbye forever to those natural spaces.”
    When I said this at a recent Sunset Beach council meeting, speaking in favor of the park purchase, my hope and belief was purchasing the park site would preserve the land and its trees in their natural state.

  • ‘Patriotic’ billboards

    To the editor:
    The appearance of so-called “patriotic” hate billboards along our highways have been a disgrace to basic human values. I am especially disgusted by the rationalization and justification of those billboards such as the letter by Brad Bullerdick on Sept. 20. Bigotry is bigotry even when you dress it up as patriotism and wrap it up in an American flag.
    Vince Juric

  • We can’t afford four more years

    To the editor:
    While you decide which presidential candidate to vote for, consider what another four years of Obama would be like, given that:
    1. Twenty-three million Americans are out of work, including a black/Hispanic unemployment rate of 14 percent.
    2. There has been a 50 percent increase in the debt to $16 trillion in just three-and-a-half years, and no idea how to do anything differently in the next four years.

  • Signs of concern

    To the editor:
    I have seen the signs along U.S.17 and N.C. 904 that compare President Barack Obama to a terrorist and one that said President Obama is a threat to America.
    I also see this as a serious undermining of the U.S. government and its civil rights, using these types of lies and false statements. This type of propaganda is what causes hate and division in a nation that is strong on doing the right thing toward its people and making this a better place to live.

  • Look at ‘big government’ history

    To the editor:
    The charge of big government and socialism has raised fears that we are on a dangerous path.
    Is the danger real or is our perspective of history faulty? Certainly, they did not have these issues in early America, but in 1775, the city of Boston faced a financial crisis due to what cause? Answer: Operating their poorhouse.
    Who was the president who sent 10,000 troops to enforce an unpopular tax he enacted? George Washington.