Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Democrats keep repeating same mistake

December 1, 2016

While the NFL is searching for answers to the question of why their ratings have suddenly sunk dramatically, many Democrats are searching for answers to a similar question regarding their performance in this election.

Letter to the Editor: Will message be heeded?

November 30, 2016

I thank the Northern Virginia Daily for printing Roger Barbee’ commentary in the Nov. 1 edition. His thoughtful assessment of the lack of morality displayed by the Shenandoah County School Board is a much needed message.

Letter to the Editor: GOP lost along with Democrats

November 17, 2016

The Trump “Abominable Party” has won the election. The Republicans lost along with the Democrats. The Republicans voted for him to save their seats in Congress, or hoping that the Republican Party could control him. Wrong. He is now in complete control of this country.

Letter to the Editor: GOP spent eight years being party of ‘no’

November 16, 2016

I received an email from Congressman Bob Goodlatte titled “It’s Time to Unite and Get to Work.” In his message Mr. Goodlatte says “… division will do nothing to benefit our country.” He goes on to say, ” I am hopeful that we will now have an avenue to move bipartisan legislation that has been stalled over the past eight years.”

Letter to the Editor: Get over grief, move forward

November 15, 2016

What has happened to majority rule? We have a great two-party system in our country where it is a right and a privilege to chose the candidate of your choice. This applies in government, churches, social organizations and clubs

Letter to the Editor: Public input needed during budget talks

November 12, 2016

In response to the article published on Oct. 26 titled “Supervisor pushes early curbs on next budget,” as the Shenandoah County School Board enters into fiscal year 2018 budget preparations, it is important to note that by law, the superintendent and elected school board are required to submit a needs-based budget. Specifically, Virginia Code requirement § 22.1-92 mandates that “It shall be the duty of each division superintendent to prepare, with the approval of the school board, and submit to the governing body or bodies appropriating funds for the school division, by the date specified in § 15.2-2503, the estimate of the amount of money deemed to be needed during the next fiscal year for the support of the public schools of the school division.”

Letter to the Editor: Goodlatte works tirelessly for district

November 4, 2016

As a Kurdish immigrant from Iraq I came to America to seek freedom and democracy, and abide the law. I had a passion to serve this land. America is the dream of all. The time came along, and the opportunity knocked on my door. I became one of the United States Army translators; I deployed to Iraq for 12 months. After returning to America, I applied for citizenship since I had been a permanent resident for five years. It did not take a long time to discover that my application had been denied, but I had the right to appeal.

Letter to the Editor: Questions to ask about next leader

November 2, 2016

In just a few days Americans will be heading to the polls to make what some say is the most important decision we can make in our time since America was founded. It seems to be in my seven decades on this Earth.

Letter to the Editor: Hillary on TV is not Hillary off camera

October 31, 2016

Michael Cash’s letter to the editor on Oct. 1 quotes from the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic: “The challenges the United States faces domestically and internationally demand a steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think carefully before acting.” Mr. Cash then says, and I quote, “Hillary Clinton understands this. Donald Trump does not.”

Letter to the Editor: Degner is open to new ideas

October 29, 2016

Kai Degner is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 6th District of Virginia. He got a late start in the campaign when he was named Democratic candidate because the previous candidate withdrew due to health concerns.