Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - March 23, 2008

Don't hold Obama accountable for pastor

God created all men equal. The Constitution of the United States also says all men are created equal. Obama is a man who's qualified to be president. We have a tragic history when it comes to race in this country. A name does not make a person. I don't know anyone who names themselves at birth. Like many of us, Obama was named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr.

He was from Kenya. How many African names have you heard that don't sound unusual? Obama can't do any worse than anybody else that has held the office of president. The press is engaging in double standards attacking Obama when Clinton has a few skeletons in her closet. And How stable is McCain? Their strategy is to distract Obama's supporters from the issues of the world in hopes of a racial division. It is time for a change!

You all are talking about Obama's former pastor. These people are adults, and Obama can't be held accountable for anybody but himself. A person's beliefs and religion are protected under the Constitution.

What will they come up with next? When you point your finger at someone, just remember you have three pointing back at yourself.

Lula Samuel

Rock Hill

School district should 'Go Green'

I am a seventh-grade student student at York One Academy in the York school district. We are working on Project Citizen, a project where students try to make a difference by changing public policy. We are trying to help stop global warming by "Going Green." As students, we feel by saving energy, the world would be a better place. For the past few months, we have been learning about all kinds of different ways to stop global warming.

Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are causing global warming. One way that we want to decrease greenhouse gases is to get our school district to save energy by putting Energy Star products in the cafeterias. We met with our superintendent, Dr. Booker, who came to our schools. He gave us a lot of information. He's also very concerned about global warming. Our district does what it can, but there is no policy that says they have to. We would like for the school district to adopt a "Go Green" policy. Specifically, we want them to begin by installing Energy Star appliances in our school cafeterias any time they replace, remodel or build new schools.

Everyone, as a member of the community, can also do your part to protect the environment. You can consider recycling cans, bottles, plastic and other objects. If you don't mind me asking, could you please help our school district make a difference in the environment? As students, we want to be able to walk outside and breathe in fresh air -- not polluted. We don't like the fact that all of our animals that make the environment are dying because of people polluting. Thanks for your support.

Hope Parton


Pelosi has changed tune

Isn't it interesting that in a recent Herald article, Nancy Pelosi said she believes that in the current controversy over the Democratic national convention delegates, "even if one candidate winds up with a larger share of the popular vote than the delegate leader, the candidate who has more delegates should prevail."

Furthermore, she stated: "It's a delegate race. The way the system works is that the delegates choose the nominee." I guess Democrat leadership has changed its mind about the way the system works.

When George W. Bush was elected and there was a controversy over popular vs. electoral votes, the Democratic party thought popular votes should prevail.

D.W. Thompson

Tega Cay

Please keep parking lot clean

I am so pleased that we now have more shopping opportunities at the new Wal-Mart in Tega Cay. Everything looks so nice and clean, and my hope is that the parking lot stays in a presentable condition and is not allowed to get grungy and messy looking like most of the other Wal-mart parking areas.

Tega Cay residents are proud to live in this beautiful area! We welcome the retail businesses and ask those who support them to help keep our city clean.

Shirley Hillman

Tega Cay