Letters to the editor for Feb. 25

February 24, 2014 

Makeup days are difficult

Students need more than 180 days of schooling, and I don't know the best way to make up snow days.

Tacked onto the end of the year or taken from spring break, the makeup days tend not to be productive. Students resent coming or they stay home, and the teachers aren't enthusiastic either, especially if their work days are used.

I rather like your idea of having the make-up days ahead of time and then getting out earlier at the end of the year if no bad weather has occurred.

Doris Thomas Browder

Rock Hill

Senators yield to the U.N.

It is quite unbelievable and astonishing that 46 U.S. senators out of 100 were willing to give our constitutional rights to the United Nations. Yes, this may be a little hard to comprehend, but it is very true.

Please note how your senators voted on this critical bill. God forbid that the United States would ever cede any of its rights to the U.N.! In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that would stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

The “Statement of Purpose” from the bill reads: “To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.” The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms.

The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have implemented an “international gun registry” on all private guns and ammo.

Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 senators were willing to give away our constitutional rights to a foreign power and to allow the creation of a U.N. police force to come into this country to assist in the collection of weapons from us, you and me!

Folks, this needs to go viral. These senators voted to let the U.N. come into our country and take our guns. They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed.

This is exactly how Hitler began his dictatorship by taking away the ownership of guns.

It is my opinion and the opinions of many others across our nation that “enough is enough” and we will no longer sit back and do nothing to save our country from this socialistic administration.

Rev. Andrew Ranhosky

Chester

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