Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: The opioid crisis

Editor: While everyone's in a swivet about an opioid crisis, which is truly a disaster, please spare a tear for those who suffer from unending, untreated, unbearable, chronic, debilitating pain.  The only amelioration is possible through judicious use of opioid medications. Unfortunately, ...

Letter to the Editor: The worst thing about Trump

Editor: There are many negative traits of Donald Trump, including his disrespect of most Americans (women, minorities, the poor, etc.), but I have to share what bothers me the most. He does not care enough about this country to even bother learning anything about his new job. Every person I ...

Letter to the Editor: Letter was sloppy in argument

Editor: The recent letter from Louis Kocon Jr. is big on vitriol but sloppy in argument. Kocon maintains that the fault for the tragic shooting at the Republicans’ baseball team on June 14 lies with “vile rhetoric spewed out by the leaders of the Democrats.” But it is not hard to see ...

Letter to the Editor: Have we sold our democratic soul?

Editor: This weekend the news of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, was startling. It's disheartening to understand that the once world power, the United States, may be the uninvited guest who scrambles for attention and recognition when host and other guests wanted anything but a handshake ...

Letter to the Editor: Martinsville is No. 1

Editor: After what I saw on the web this morning I would have to say that Ed Gillespie and Jill Vogel were in the wrong place to talk about opioid abuse. They should have gone to Martinsville, Virginia, to talk about opiods. Martinsville is ranked No. 1 in opioid prescriptions. I have no idea ...

Letter to the Editor: We need the Consumer Finance Protection Board

Editor: Since its creation, the Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB) has returned about $12 billion  to consumers. Yet, the president of the United States and Republicans want to get rid of it. They just hate giving any money back to the folks they have defrauded, and they hate that ...

Letter to the Editor: Newspaper is a great antidote

Editor: These truly are "the times that try men's (and women's) souls," so I would like to thank the Northern Virginia Daily for its coverage of local news and sports. It's a great relief to see what our local governments and high school sports teams are doing. Our local columnists are ...

Letter to the Editor: More gun control?

Editor: The attempted mass murder of Republicans practicing for a charity ball game by a Bernie Sanders supporter on June 14 marked a new low for the Democrats during the past eight years. Immediately, there were calls for more gun control, which in reality is merely a convenient smoke screen ...

Letter to the Editor: Politicians need to work for the people

Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you to Andy Schmookler for his column on Wednesday. And thank you Northern Virginia Daily for printing same. What Andy said in that column is exactly what I have been thinking for quite some time. I had thought about writing something similar, but could not ...

Letter to the Editor: When did we lose our compassion?

Editor: The proposed Trumpcare bill treats the poor and the elderly with disdain while providing even more tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. When as a nation did we lose our compassion for our fellow man and woman? Was it when Donald Trump became president after his disrespectful ...

Letter to the Editor: Let’s not repeat past mistakes

Editor: Fifteen years ago we invaded Afghanistan to punish those involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 disaster. We are still there. Our nation's greatest wealth is in its youth, and their continued sacrifice of time and lives is disgraceful and disrespectful. As Napoleon discovered at Moscow, ...

Letter to the Editor: Shenandoah County deputies need raise

Editor: Where is the outrage and concern among Shenandoah County residents? Outrage that our deputies have not had a salary raise in several years and concern that Sheriff Carter has difficulty retaining a deputy staff for this reason. The Sheriff's Office spends a considerable amount of time ...

Letter to the Editor: Time to remember the war honestly

Editor: On Monday, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation issued a statement that closed: "As an organization established to protect and promote our nation's Civil War history, we do not support the recent removal of Civil War-related monuments across the nation...But there is no place ...

Letter to the Editor: Going for broke

Editor: Desperate attempts by the Trump resistance to deny him the political pledge for which he was elected should be a wake up call for American voters. The electorate has spoken and elections do have consequences but it seems that the progressive psyche, unable to swallow a post-Obama ...

Letter to the Editor: A horrendous way to die

Editor: This letter is in memory of the tiny kittens that never had a chance to feel the sunshine or watch a butterfly because some ignorant, cruel person put them in a trash bag, tied it tight and threw them in the dumpster out on Route 623. They cried but by the time they were dug out they ...

Letter to the Editor: Is the Strasburg water tower next?

Editor: I talked to an old woman and would like to share her words about Strasburg, her hometown, a historical place to live and the one thing that never changes, the big blue water tower. This isn’t about the old woman, it's about her hometown. She always knew she was close to home when ...

Letter to the Editor: How will plant keep Strasburg quaint?

Editor: I am writing in response to the announcement of the asphalt plant that wants to build in Strasburg's industrial park near surrounding neighborhoods. There are many reasons why we do not want a toxic plant near our homes, but one thing I want to inform people who have not gone to the ...

Letter to the Editor: ‘It’s time for a change’

Editor: Stephen Nash hit a home run with his commentary in the June 8 edition. Bravo! Years ago, when I was able to check having a portion of my federal tax return put into a campaign finance fund I was happy to do so. Then later I learned that Mr. Obama decided to not accept such funds ...

Letter to the Editor: Plant would affect quality of life

Editor: I am writing in regards to the asphalt plant that wants to move to the industrial park in Strasburg. First, I wouldn't call this type plant "limited industry," as specified as a prerequisite for this park, according to a memorandum sent out by the town manager on June 1. Let me be ...

Letter to the Editor: New budget harsh blow to seniors, kids

Editor: The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "compromise" as the "settlement of difference by consent reached by mutual concessions." "Supervisor says budget reflects compromise" published on May 24 is an obvious attempt to buffer the public perception of those who prioritize personal ...