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It was a beautiful morning in downtown Aiken. A glorious day for a public gathering remembering and memorializing our brave military women and men who gave all in battles across the world. A s…

The author of a recent letter titled “Rights Depend On Reason” published on June 4 makes a number of logical errors to ultimately assert that (if I may paraphrase) a fetus doesn’t have rights …

The letter by Mr. Stubblefield published on June 4 largely was his analysis of the origin of human rights from which he draws the conclusion "… that a fetus… does not have rights."

This past year the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the musical flow to a trickle. Our hometown symphony orchestra, due to pandemic restrictions, was unable to offer the full range of its awesome mus…

It is probable that most students, parents and educators are pondering ways to recover from the loss in learning brought on by COVID 19, which generated a serious interruption in educating sch…

As usual we have some people applying their own interpretation of the Constitution as if they were present at the time it was written, including the Bill of Rights. They seem to think they hav…

The writing is on the proverbial wall as the saying goes. Our country is being destroyed like a deadly cancer from within by incompetence and lunatics who want socialism at any cost.

As you are headed south on Whiskey Road at the Easy Street and Third Avenue intersection, there are four marker lights mounted on the brick wall. These lights were apparently installed to prev…

I feel like it's the 1979 again; long lines to get gas, high gas prices and lack of availability. It's back to the future, only I'm a lot older.

The recent letter by Dr. Crosby enumerated some of the many unwise and even cruel actions taken by Trump during his presidency. All of which are well-known and approved by his many followers a…

I read Dr. Amelia Crosby's response to Mr. Jack DeVine in which he gave the pros of President Trump. I am sitting here shaking my head and wondering how much fake news this lady had to absorb …

Thank you, James Haviland, for your kind words in your letter to the Editor on May 23. Contrary to what you and I are accustomed to, voting for many people will become much harder across this …

I am writing to applaud Richard Edlund’s understanding of the Second Amendment to our constitution in the editorial titled “Article offers insight into gun laws.” His conclusion is that the gu…

There have been six replies to my “Abortion is not murder” letter to the editor. Each writer fails to understand the essential issue. All can distinguish a human fetus (unborn) from (an alread…

I agree with Ms. Scoppe’s column, “COVID relief funds could transform S.C. schools.” The focus of the funds however, should be getting every student reading at grade level by third grade. Sout…

I find it so ironic. People in Southeast Asia are demonstrating and demanding their leaders allow democracy to flourish. In Russia, they demonstrate against Putin’s treatment of his political …

Our son, Matt, a U.S. Marine, told us if he didn’t come home from Iraq, tell people he did his duty. He didn’t come home. Those words have echoed through the past 14 years of our lives as our …

I feel this message needs to be sent because I fully believe that our nation would not be in the fix it presently finds itself in. If our leaders at the top – including the president and leade…

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness annually provides scholarships for high school and college students and provides grants for educators for use in the classroom. Fundraising events are…

Mr. Topliff’s recent letter to the editor calling out the BLM movement as a threat to democracy because of its defiance by not allowing the truth be told. Mr. Topliff feels it is his First Ame…

Three cheers for Liz Cheney, until recently the No. 3 Republican in the House. Regardless of your political leanings, she should be admired for her steadfast rejection of the argument that the…

This letter is in response to the column by Jack DeVine published May 12. You mention the pros of Donald Trump. Let me give you the other side.

The May 12 edition of the Aiken Standard contains another letter from frequent contributor Michelle Springsteen. This letter – as do her others – is well-written and shows detailed research. H…

If you’ve wondered why so many people have a favorable opinion of socialism, you have to look no further than to analyze the thinking errors in the muddle-headed letter to the editor ”Socialis…

On May 2, the Aiken Standard reported appropriately that Aiken County’s unemployment situation is favorable compared to South Carolina and U.S. averages. Our community should be proud of this …

The existence of colleges and universities in a community is its life blood. The quality of life in any given community can be estimated by the educational opportunities afforded its residents…

Thank you, City of Aiken, for your innovative and nature friendly park blocks. On a little stroll today, I was pleasantly surprised to see the brick walkways and rain garden at Chesterfield an…

The guest editorial appearing in the Aiken Standard on Wednesday, May 5 – “S.C. open-carry gun bill starts bad and gets worse” – resonated with us and we were reminded of and located an articl…

Our dog Marco developed an irreversible, incurable and progressive disease of the spinal cord named Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. This disease usually affects older dogs in the back legs and…

In my opinion, the City Council opposition – Diggs et. al. – got it right. While they lost the mask ordinance continuation by a vote of 4 to 3, they were on the prudent side of keeping us safe…

I want to commend Richard Krajewski for his May 7 letter to the editor regarding abortion. However, he failed to mention the greatest fallacy, if not hypocrisy, in the pro-abortionist’s argume…

The writer of a letter to the editor in the April 30 edition of the Aiken Standard expressed his opposition to the recently passed fetal heartbeat bill here in S.C. His arguments against the b…

My right to vote is enshrined in the Constitution and is the fundamental foundation of our democracy. I feel it is both a privilege and an obligation to cast my vote. Only by voting can I make…

An entry in the April 17 “Today in history” column illustrates how deeply ingrained the error of confusing economic power with political power has become:

Mr. Robert Stubblefield’s April 29 letter to the editor titled “Abortion is not murder” makes some bold assertions. Mr. Stubblefield is obviously a thinking man who places great emphasis on re…

In World War I and II, Victory Gardens popped up across the United States as a way to mitigate war rationing. During WWII, over 40% of the nation’s produce was raised in backyard gardens. Back…

It was recently noted that Tommy Dunbar is believed to be the only person from Graniteville to become a Major League Baseball player and thus the city named the Graniteville Field after him.

The recent column titled "Biden is doing what America needs, wants” and an article titled “Action, not talk, defines Biden’s 100-day sprint” were recently published in the Aiken Standard. Does…

I write in response to Robert Stubblefield’s letter “Abortion is not murder,” published in the Aiken Standard on April 30. He builds his case by first establishing that abortion is a person’s …

This is in response to the April 19, 2021 letter by Jim Saine titled "Racism has no place in the U.S. Army." I am in complete agreement with his renderings.

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