Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - November 15, 2008

Education crucial to the nation

In the Nov. 10 paper, you published a letter from a woman who complained bitterly about the fact that she must pay school taxes even though she has no child in public schools. I guess she missed something in her education. We, as citizens of this great country, pay taxes to educate our children, not for our own personal gain, but for the good of our country and society. Our great country would never survive without the achievements of an educated citizenry!

Mignon Eayre

Rock Hill

Give Obama a fair chance

I was born and raised in Rock Hill, and I grew up reading The Herald. I have respected the views printed even when I didn't personally believe them to be true.

I am disapponited in the some of the letters I have read recently in The Herald concerning the 2008 elections. The point of the election process is to choose between candidates you think are best suited for the job. I see that several persons have used the word "socialism" to describe what the next four years will be like.

Webster's Dictionary defines socialism as "any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods." Everyone has a different view about government and its role in our life. The current administration has been in control for eight years, and the country is suffering. Americans are ready for a change.

To quote Sen. John McCain: "The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly."

You may not agree with President-elect Barack Obama's policies, but before you condemn the country to doom, give the man a chance. The only thing we, as African-Americans, have asked for is that we are given an equal and fair chance. I am aware that this is "South" Carolina and some people will never give an African-American the respect that is deserved, but whether your candidate won or lost, this is a new day in America -- a place where dreams are still possible and where an African-American child from a single-parent home can become president of the United States of America.

Trina Perry

Rock Hill

Time to choose another church

In reference to the story about the black churches celebrating Obama's victory and the letter comparing him to Moses, I have a hard time believing that the god I worship would support a man who is supports abortion. If I'm ever in a church that would celebrate the victory of a person with those views, I think I'll find another church.

Matt Jackson


Bush must be held responsible

Out of respect for the rule of law we have no choice but to hold this administration accountable for all actions taken that violate the Constitution, international law and the most important of all, moral law. This is not about partisanship; both Republicans and Democrats must do the right thing. Our standing as a nation depends on what our leaders do today!

Enid Dennis

Rock Hill