Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - October 30, 2007

Let's declare that enough is enough

When is enough going to be enough? When are people going to learn to grow up? So many times and in so many places you see, hear about and read about people "masquerading the truth." I am just sick and tired of people who refuse to realize that many of the things that affect our society today are things that have been there all along that no one ever just took the time out to say, "Not here, not in my town."

The people who talk a lot don't do a lot. Why do people still make excuses to be racist, when we are all God's children? Why do people in our city still go to such lengths to bring business to downtown Rock Hill that they are willing to "bend the rules" of jaywalking just to allow a bar to be face to face with a church, and not just any church but one of the more predominant churches in our area today?

And why were rules on clergy being allowed to visit school campuses changed without public knowledge unless you either "knew someone" or found out on your own? Why don't school board members return phone calls or e-mails when asked when and why this was changed?

I don't have the reasons for everything, and I never will. But what I don't understand is why people can be so deceitful, harsh, mean and belittling as to still be living in our world today as a racist, as a "rule-bender," just so that they can drink alcohol during the big game at a bar legally on Sundays. How is it that a city that was once biblically and morally sound will allow a bar to be face to face with a church, and place restrictions on ministers in our community?

What is next? The Golden Rule is no longer "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Now the golden rule reads, "The one with the most gold rules."

Adam Self

Rock Hill

Will church welcome GOP?

It it wonderful that famous worldwide figures such as President Clinton want to come to Rock Hill. However, he is here for his wife's political race. The Herald lets readers believe that Freedom Temple Ministries is a family life center. I am sure that this church enjoys tax-exempt status. To be fair, I am sure they will be equally welcoming when Romney, Thompson or Huckabee comes to town.

Chris Bush

Rock Hill