Rants and raves

Comments from our readers:

RANTS TO THE Democrats for not backing our country.

TO THE PARENT who complained about the Columbia County school fundraisers, I'd like to say hush! First of all, participating is optional. Secondly, the money goes to help your child. Finally, since you seem so interested in your child's education, why don't you do something constructive like volunteer instead of writing ignorant rants to the paper?

REMEMBERING THE LATE Ed Cashin, please be sure to note that he was one of the rare local historians to publish anything on local (black) history, most notably the book on Springfield Baptist Church. Among his numerous awards and citations was The Lucy Craft Laney Historian's Award in 2004.

TO THE PERSON who asked why Cubans and Puerto Ricans display their flags in their vehicles, the answer is simple. Some of us served in the military for many years defending Old Glory, and in doing so, gained the right to display ours.

WHY DO WE need another canal? We already have one - use it!

A RAVE FOR the nice lady who drives No. 702 for the Columbia County Sheriff's Department. She really is a nice person. I had trouble with my vehicle and she stayed with me until I got help. Thank you again, No. 702.

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