Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Point of ceremony was to honor veterans

November 28th, 2014

The essence of the snide, condescending, supercilious commentary by Roger Barbee in the Nov. 18 edition of the Northern Virginia Daily is to belittle “those people” — (his dismissive term — who organized and attended the Veterans Day ceremony at Our Soldiers Cemetery in Mount Jackson honoring American veterans. He called the ceremony a “mockery” and did everything but label the organizers and participants rednecks and racists.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t ignore evidence supporting marriage

November 26th, 2014

Concerning Gene Rigelon’s rebuttal to Kitty Martz on the Northern Virginia Daily Opinion page, he pontificates that we should not use the Bible as our guide for opposing homosexual marriage due to a lack of evidence verifying its claims, then conveniently ignores several thousand years of evidence supporting the union of one man to one woman.

Letter to the Editor: Add an amendment to U.S. Constitution

November 26th, 2014

We would lessen some of our immigration “anchor babies” problems with one small amendment to our U.S. Constitution.
“…children born in the continental United States and its territories are automatically citizens of the United States if at least one of their parents is a U.S. citizen…”

Letter to the Editor: Extraordinary proof has not been given

November 21st, 2014

I have no doubt about the sincerity of letter writer Kitty Martz’s beliefs but she cannot use circular logic by quoting the Bible to prove it is inspired by God. There is no credible evidence that backs that claim. To be valid, such extraordinary claims must be backed by extraordinary proof and extraordinary proof has not been given. If such proof does ever come to light backed by plausible scientific explanations, I will be more than happy to change my opinion on the matter of gay marriage. Until then, one must not use the Bible to support legislation to oppose the right of people to marry the one they love.

Letter to the Editor: Thankful for support

November 20th, 2014

On behalf of the Fellowship Committee for Special Events at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC), we want to thank our board trustees, residents, staff, friends of SVWC, and the local businesses that helped make our 2014 Fall Fashion Show a successful event.

Letter to the Editor: Confidentiality outline was ‘over the top’

November 18th, 2014

The confidentiality outline presented to the Shenandoah Board of Supervisors by County Attorney Jay Litten is “over the top” for this citizen/veteran. Citizen votes sent a message to the board for transparency and representation, yet senior board members appear spasmodic and their inherited attorney unworthy of the position.

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to town workers in Front Royal

October 31st, 2014

I would like to compliment the town of Front Royal work force for the fine job that they do — especially the beautification department. From the hanging flower baskets in the spring, summer and fall to the beautiful holiday decorations in the winter.