Letters to the Editor
An Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly
- By H. K. Edgerton
Your utilization of a program that promotes itself as delivering fair and unbiased news, yet allows you to continue in this the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States to use the airways of America to promote and to deliver the Reconstruction Puritan message designed to disguise from the American public the war crimes of Abraham Lincoln and the northern industrialist in the promotional sales of a book, without allowing equal air time for rebuttal by Southern authors like Thomas De Lorenzo, and Stanley Lott, a Black man, and promotions of their books, and the view of Southern folks about Lincoln, then and now, would be fair and unbiased.
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Free Summer Breakfast and Lunchs from Greenville County Schools
- By Frank Allen - Greenville, SC
I saw an article in your paper recently concerning free summer breakfasts and lunchs from the Greenville county schools. I can hardly express my disgust with this concept, or list all the things wrong with it. First, and primary, is the fact that it is just wrong; there is no Constitutional basis for feeding people,though I would support it in emergencies; there is an obligation for parents to provide for their own children. Lunch at schools is one thing, as children are required by law to be there all day, though I can remember bagging sandwiches to school as a child. Breakfast is a different thing, and should be provided at home. But to offer these meals when children aren't even in school? How is that justified or explained?
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Israel Needs Us
- By Frank Hall - Greenville, SC
Exodus 32:35 contains an interesting principle, one that all Americans should know and apply in their lives today: “And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.” Critics of the Bible would probably jump on that and say, “Wait a minute, who‘made the calf, the people or Aaron?" If they would think about it for a few seconds they could answer their own question, and not go off on some idiotic tangent. Moses had been up on Mount Sinai, receiving the commandments from God. The Children of Israel got impatient for his return. They broke off their earrings, donated them to Aaron, and asked him to make them a god. Without their participation Aaron could not have made the golden calf. God held them both equally responsible.
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Let's Preserve the Historic Flour Mill on Hwy. 101 Near Cool Creek Rd.
- By Barbara Wilson - Greenville, SC
Dear Citizens and Entrepreneurs of Greer:
Many of us in Greenville County have driven by and admired that old majestic flour mill on Hwy 101, near the Cool Creek Road intersection. I wonder who used to own it, and what was its name? When was it built? Was it functioning during the Civil War era, and maybe feeding troops? Citizens, this is a rare historical landmark, and should surely be preserved! It is rare to see an original iron water wheel still attached to the flour mill! That high water wheel is the biggest I've ever seen!
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The 'Redistributing' of Other Peoples' Money by Obama
- By James Aldridge - Anderson, SC
Obama is the epitome of what often happens to a politician after he or she gets elected. Historically, Americans have been disappointed by politicians in both Parties who have campaigned to right past wrongs; and then, after getting to Washington, forget their promises and become concerned, primarily, with retaining the money (a Senator earns $193,400 for part-time work), power and perks which they quickly become accustomed to. As Gary Mauser, professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, says in NRA's December's America’s First Freedom magazine, “Politics is about promises, not the delivery of those promises.”
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