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Re: Nov. 9 column by Issac Bailey, “Does belief in God mean belief in GOP?”
It is distressing to hear Isaac Bailey indicate his discomfort with Myrtle Beach Christians who take the word of God (not GOP, Isaac) seriously.
While there are a number of his points that beg rebuttal I will address just one. He says “there is supposed to be a clear line between politics and faith.” Really? Is it all right for a politician to lie? Is it all right for a politician to steal? Is it all right for a politician to kill? Those are moral issues (not political) driven by faith in God’s commandments, not His suggestions.
Pretty simple, right? The problem for many is they don’t believe that God’s law trumps man’s law and when one begins to “pick and choose” for personal reasons it most probably results in wanting to get away from people who espouse their faith-based beliefs. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen here
Myrtle Beach, state leaders
lacking in leadership
Re: Oct. 6 letter from Art Burns, “Myrtle Beach held hostage by event.”
Art Burns is exactly right that the leadership of Myrtle Beach and the state government have failed to show “who’s boss” in the Bikefest controversy.
Everyone is sick of the thought of moving the Memorial Day parade, an event that honors our brave American servicemen and women, to another date.
Man up, Mayor John Rhodes and Gov. Nikki Haley and show Atlantic Beach who’s boss. If they must come to Myrtle Beach, have the event in April and we’ll all pray for rain.
Surfside on wrong road
with stoplight plans
Surfside Beach town council is proposing to add a traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 17 and 11th Avenue North. Why would a light at this intersection be beneficial? Eleventh Avenue North does not go to Ocean Boulevard. It would be difficult for tourist to find their way to the beach parking.
This traffic light would be almost useless during an evacuation. Directly across U.S. 17 from 11th Avenue North is an undeveloped parcel of land. It would be more efficient to have the light in a location to aid the residents of Deerfield or help with traffic at the Methodist church.
Better options would be 13th or 16th Avenues North. Both end at beach parking. The 16th Avenue North route has sidewalks.
Bikefest tax funds
better spent on roads
Instead of using all this money for Bikefest, how about using this money to fix our roads. Some have pot holes so big, you could get lost in them.
I thought our politicians were elected by the people to serve the people instead of certain groups. And as for changing Memorial Day, this would be an insult to all veterans. I happened to be a Korean veteran.