Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: If board wants to give teachers raise, so be it

April 25, 2015

Once again Cindy Bailey seems to be on a trend attacking our teachers. One would ask what is really behind all this? There is an old saying supposedly by Native Americans: “May I not judge my brother until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.” I can’t think of any job more demanding than that of a teacher.

Letter to the Editor: School system is prudent with its funds

April 25, 2015

I’m writing in response to Cindy Bailey’s letter on April 22 in which she attempts to create a false dichotomy about school spending, cherry picks irrelevant statistics in an attempt to bolster her argument, and unfairly accuses the school system of poor management.

Letter to the Editor: True fiscal conservatism doesn’t compromise

April 24, 2015

The left is incredibly quick to criticize those on the right for their lack of compromise. Just look back at the government shutdown in the fall of 2013 where both the Senate and the White House blamed the Republican Party for the event because they attempted to defund the Affordable Care Act during budget negotiations.

Letter to the Editor: Do not raise teacher salaries this year

April 22, 2015

The suggested allocation of funding for the Shenandoah County school year 2015/2016 includes an increase of $515,087 in operating funds and an additional increase of $797,788 for CIP [maintenance & improvements]. This should stay intact with no additional increase.

Letter to the Editor: Iran deal deal has not gone far enough

April 13, 2015

Currently, our commander in chief is asserting his “rights,” his ability as president to enter into a treaty with other nations, and I think that’s a fine thing, though I don’t think our deal with Iran has gone far enough.

Letter to the Editor: Virginia needs Medicaid expansion

April 11, 2015

Lest we forget: the Medicaid expansion feature of the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] would be a huge blessing for Virginia. I hope that your readers who agree with me will cut out this letter and send it to their elected representatives who have blocked Gov. McAuliffe’s efforts to bring this desperately needed care to hard-working and very poor Virginians.

Kent Womack: Tossing sentence would make mockery of law

April 6, 2015

The March 10 edition of the Northern Virginia Daily included an Associated Press article by Larry O’Dell titled “Former AGs back ex-Va. governor’s appeal.” It reports that 44 former state attorneys general are calling for former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption conviction to be tossed out.

Letter to the Editor: Stuffed dead animal donation is disturbing

April 4, 2015

Bernice Rowan’s donation of a stuffed, dead animal [Fannie Ram] to Strasburg High School is disturbing to those of us who care about animals. These majestic creatures should be appreciated for their own unique beauty and be allowed to live out their natural lives.

Letter to the Editor: What happened to bipartisanship, cooperation?

April 4, 2015

I enjoyed Gene Rigelon’s letter in your April 2 edition. He must have started following politics shortly before I emigrated to the United States and started following our politics. My sponsors in Houston made sure I would be a good, loyal hard working and contributing Republican. Unfortunately, their Republican Party no longer exists. Rest in Peace the old Republican Party.