Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - February 16, 2008

Secondhand smoke dangers overrated

When Alan Nichols does his talking, we need to see scientific evidence, not studies and statistics. Remember when studies indicated that people who lived under power lines had more cancer, and later this was discredited, as well as other studies in the past?

Every time we breathe, we are breathing secondhand chemicals from auto exhaust, manufacturing emissions, humans, animals and many other sources. Examples: Fluorocarbons, carbon monoxide, etc.

I don't smoke cigarettes but I do enjoy a good cigar.

So, Mr. Nichols, if you will park your car, I will park my cigar.

D.E. Neal

Rock Hill

Ancestors didn't swing from trees

I read the recent letter from Mr. Darling. People, are you paying attention to what is happening in our world today. It is not only evolution but a drive to alienate God from the lives of young men and women today. Since God is being taken away, also hope is taken. Look at the crime rate among young people today.

But let's discuss evolution. First, true science rejects the theory that nothing working on nothing, by nothing, through nothing for nothing begat everything anyone knows that nothing cannot begat something.

God has appealed to the world many times to show the heavens as proof of his existence. And the argument is becoming more and more impressive and stronger as men learn more about the heavens and our solar system. No one thing in creation, that is run by natural laws, ever fails regarding its creative purpose. These are things I learned reading Dr. Dake's Bible studies. He is very knowledgeable in the study of the Bible.

So you can believe your ancestors swang by their tail from tree to tree, but I choose to believe my Father is the creator of all things and loves his creation and his children more than we could ever understand.

So please let me leave you with this word from God: Isa. 40:22:

It is he who sitteth upon the circle of the earth; and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain; and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. To whom will you liken me or shall I be equal sayeth the Holy One. Lift up our eyes and behold who has created these things, that bringeth out their host by number. He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that he is strong in power, not one faileth.

Elaine Threatt

Rock Hill

Drinking doesn't benefit anyone

I just finished James Werrell's asinine column on drinking privileges. Doesn't he realize by now that drinking isn't beneficial for any age? We Americans have many healthy benefits toward our bodies and living conditions that have been an advantage for us.

If we can't police ourselves, then the government has to step in to protect its citizens as with vacinations, fatty foods, smoking and now drinking. Can't people relax or socialize without a drink nearby?

Perhaps MADD should publish articles, paid for by the government to show the damage and unhappiness it may cause victims and their families. Heavy fines and long prison time should be enforced if prohibition doesn't work, and each citizen should be held responsible for his or her own actions. We just can't bury our heads in the sand and ignore this problem. It's more serious than it appears.

Alfred Boltin

Fort Mill

Turf money would pay for trip

Just a word to the Rock Hill school district: The students trying to raise $9,000 to perform at the Kennedy Center appreciate the new turf in the stadium. Just another example.

Melissa Whiteside