Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - December 4, 2007

Time has come for a revolution

Insanity -- doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results -- perfectly describes the process we go through every four years to elect a president. Put them all in a bag and shake them out, and you won't be able to tell the difference.

I expect a politician to be a politician because he is a politician. Politicians are expert at telling everyone what they want and expect to hear, and then doing what they want to do anyway, regardless of how their constituency feels (e.g., artificial turf in District 3 stadium). What needs to happen in America is anathema to most people, but to our founders, it was foremost in their beliefs: "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another ... that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it."

If our current government is not "destructive to these ends," then I don't what is. To put it in the simplest of terms, we are in dire need of a revolution. The current government has become vile, invasive and detrimental to the people. It is the right of the people to alter or abolish it. Our electoral process allows for feeble attempts at altering government but this would be just another exercise in futility. America needs to abolish the current form of government to bring about the change that is desperately needed. Democracy is a system where 49 percent of the vote equals zero.

We are currently being ruled in the same tyrannical way the other King George ruled over the colonists. The current regime has all but suspended the Constitution and Bill of Rights. How much longer will the "sheeple" bear this tyranny? We are standing at the precipice of ruin. We should all take a good look at the bottomless pit that we are about to plunge into. Bush has aborted the Constitution for the sake of "freedom." He may well have the best intentions at heart, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Rick Gwin

Rock Hill

Report woman's legal status

Your report regarding the 34-year-old woman arrested -- for the second time -- failed to note whether or not she was here legally.

Is The Herald going to be like other liberal "news" papers that report only the briefest of facts and not the whole truth?

If she were illegal, The Herald reporters should not only determine that fact, but also inquire from to the local authorities why she wasn't deported the first time she was arrested.

I won't hold my breath until we get the whole story. Another example of why newspapers are losing circulation.

Chuck Gaillard

Rock Hill