Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Sound the sirens

Editor: Well, here is a letter not on or about politics. I don’t understand why the fire sirens no longer sound off for all to hear.  I feel at one time most of the locals counted on them for warnings about approaching storms, tornadoes or fires. For some folks like me – 92 years young ...

Letter to the Editor: Support county’s students, vo-tech

Editor: Recently, a student from Triplett Tech and a Destination Imagination Virginia state winning team from Ashby Lee Elementary School competed at the national level with success.  These representatives of excellence in vocational and technical skills often go unheralded in the Shenandoah ...

Letter to the Editor: How does this make America great again?

Editor: What's next? Our president wants to eliminate our right to sue nursing homes for mistreating or sexually abusing our loved ones.  How does this make America great again? The president of the United States wants us to submit to binding arbitration instead. And just who hires the ...

Letter to the Editor: Without civility, things will only get worse

Editor: In response to April Moore’s letter  of July 18, the unlawful acts I referred to in my original letter are a matter of record and were not committed by Republicans. The vileness that is constantly spewed from leaders such as Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi etc. is on the internet ...

Letter to the Editor: Trump should move out of ‘the dump’

Editor: Abraham Lincoln said, "If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem." It is a lesson Donal Trump has not learned. Here is a man who has no respect for the truth. His constant lies make Pinocchio blush. He has no respect for ...

Letter to the Editor: Trump not setting example to youth

Editor: Do you know how many times I have recited the Boy Scout oath or stood among a group of young men reciting this pledge? Every time, it brought tears to my eyes – those powerful words. A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, ...

Letter to the Editor: This is what Democrats stand for

Editor: How can any intelligent person say they don't know what Democrats stand for?  I can tell you right now: 1. We stand for civil dialogue and respect in public discourse. 2. We stand for respecting the rights of men, women, minorities, immigrants and the disabled. 3. We stand for ...

Letter to the Editor: Shame on those bringing down monuments

Editor: As commander of the John S. Mosby Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Warren County, I want to set the record straight: we are for the preservation and upkeep of Confederate monuments, gravestones and markers, wherever they are found -- whether in Warren County or abroad. In that ...

Letter to the Editor: Those on right developed selective memories

Editor: A recent letter to the editor assured us that Democrats are at fault for the recent shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice preparing for a charity game. According to the writer, the Democrats are guilty of spreading hate and lies about Republicans that influenced a ...

Letter to the Editor: Time to support our schools more than ever

Editor: The story regarding the two schools in Shenandoah County whose Standards of Learning scores fell short is a call to action for our community. It is time we recognize that owe must support our schools more than ever.  Our population is changing and the work done in the schools needs to ...

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 ...