Passing lawyers was a mistake
Concerning the S.C. Supreme Court giving passing grades to applicants that failed the test -- maybe they should put an asterisk on their shingles so the public will know who they are dealing with.
Rodger Ellingwood's letter to the editor, agreeing with the Supreme Court's decision, is what is wrong with a lot of things in this country today. Accepting second best is wrong. It leads to many problems, malpractice, etc.
It would have been so simple to give them the test over and retake the two sections they failed. They also would have felt better about themselves.
Mr. Ellington states he would not want a urologist doing open heart surgery on him. Would he want a heart doctor who had failed the medical exam working on him?
Candidate offers something different
With the Christmas season upon us, I would like to ask the citizens of South Carolina to consider giving themselves a gift with some lasting value. Unlike a purchased gift from a retailer, this gift is free. It is the gift of your right to vote.
On Jan. 19, South Carolina Republicans will hold a primary election. I urge all citizens of South Carolina to consider Ron Paul as our choice for nominee in the Republican primary.
Ron Paul is a 10-term congressman from Texas. Rep. Paul has never voted for any legislation that was not in line with our Constitution. Paul has never voted to raise taxes, raise congressional pay, or on an unbalanced budget. He has worked tirelessly to end wasteful federal spending, to secure our borders and end illegal immigration, to stop our financial dependency on China, Saudi Arabia and other foreign governments. He has worked to protect the Second Amendment, our right as citizens to keep and bear arms, per the Constitution of The United States of America. He has worked to end our part as "policeman" of the world, to bring our troops home and protect our borders. To date, the United States is the only country maintaining bases in foreign countries at a great cost to American taxpayers. Rep. Paul has never wavered on his stance in the support of right to life.
If these issues are important to you and your family, you can have them, for free. All you have to do is get out, get yourself registered to vote, go and exercise your right, and vote in the South Carolina primary, Jan. 19. I urge you to vote for Ron Paul, a candidate who has not flip-flopped or changed his stance on any issue.
Want to know more? Check out www.RonPaul2008.com. Rep. Paul has nothing to hide. Now that's different!
USC criticism was out of line
I am responding to Robert Gant's high-minded opinion of David Cloninger regarding his education. Gant wondered if Cloninger's degrees were "mail order" or even worse, from University of South Carolina. Gant publicly offended many people with this remark.
I am in no way connected to USC other than that I live in and love South Carolina and am displeased with his degrading and totally unnecessary comments. I hope the highly educated Gant has the ability to not judge this institution by some person he knows. Many people I know and admire are USC alumnae and have achieved and contributed much in the professional world.
Mr. Gant should keep his negative criticism to himself and consider making USC better with a hefty donation to it!