Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Thank you

CCU security staff aids student

My husband and I are retired residents of Myrtle Trace. He is a student at Coastal Carolina University, and due to parking conditions there, I sometimes drop him off at his class and then pick him up later. Recently, I found I was not going to be able to get back as planned. Since he does not carry a cell phone, I was at a loss as to how to contact him. Due to the heat, I did not want him to wait outside. I called the security office and explained the situation to them, and asked if they could help me. They took my phone number and said they would get back to me.

Within five minutes of the time that he would be picked up, they called back: He was waiting for me at their headquarters. When I found him in their comfortably cool area, I was greatly relieved. The security people could not have done a better job, and we both thank them. We appreciate his experience with the university.

Pat and Fred Searles

Conway

Teachers

Too many offer wrong values

The history of the founding of this great country is no longer found in today's classrooms. This is the message Glenn Beck and the tea party are sending to our uninformed youth and reminding the elders to stop being so complacent and start proving that we want our country back. There are too many teachers teaching their philosophy and not the facts. College has become a haven for liberals. They're fooling the people that they are entitled to all these free handouts at others' expense as God-given rights, but in fact they are making them beholden to a self-serving, lying and corrupt government that will keep them from taking a breath on their own. That is the making of a third-world country, not a free one. The cost of these handouts is too great. Better to be poor and be able to help oneself than be owned by a bunch of enablers. There are all the opportunities to better one's life lawfully and legally.

Connie Smith

Myrtle Beach

Elections

Politicians alone benefit from votes

Since casting my first vote in 1950, no election had ever put a nickel in or taken a nickel out of my jeans. So I wonder, why bother. Is it to provide employment to self-serving politicians who forget your name and personal concerns 24 hours after Election Day? Apparently so.

In past elections, I prided myself in knowing the candidates and their claim to fame. On occasion, an elector in line with me appeared to be a functional illiterate, clutching a piece of paper listing the names of acceptable candidates as decided by their ward healer. In effect, my vote could be nullified within a matter of minutes. Which brings to mind the old West Virginia practice of buying a vote for $2 and two "swallers" of moonshine. When I see how our politicians took the beautiful fishing village of Little River and sold it to out-of-state gambling interests, my decision to remove myself from the lousy business of politics is understandable. So, you pols, don't ask for my vote or to put your "vote for" signs on my property.

Ronald Litz

Conway

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