Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Raley improved county’s schools

June 30, 2016


I would iike to take this opportunity to commend Dr. Jeremy Raley on a job well done! He has improved our schools and made our school system more transparent to the community.

The job of superintendent is not always the most popular job, but I believe he always had the best interest of the students at heart. He took a strong moral approach to the Strasburg situation, and even though it was disliked by many, it was the correct approach. The boundary adjustment is another conflict that needed to be addressed for a long time, an Dr. Raley handled this in the correct way as well.

I am impressed at the job he has done, and Goochland County will be well served by him. I wish him the best.
Bill Holtzman, Mount Jackson

Letter to the Editor: We have the right to due process

June 25, 2016

A prominent Virginia lawyer by the name of St. George Tucker once described the right to keep and bear arms as “The true palladium of liberty” — a concept that has retained its relevance since day one of the United States of America.

Letter to the Editor: Be kind to one another

June 19, 2016

With all sadness that is happening in Florida right now, it is difficult to reassure my child that she safe — that there are good people out there! It suddenly seems that everyone is a stranger, but we shouldnt let that one person’s actions shadow our day. Kindness is out there and I saw the goodness in people again today.

Letter to the Editor: Let’s celebrate Clinton’s rise

June 15, 2016

In the good old days of print journalism, the mantra was “all the news that prints to fit.” Today’s media offer only too much space for Donald Trump’s titilating latest outrage. I, however, hope that at least some outlets will see fit to celebrate a historic moment truly worthy of our attention – Hillary Clinton’s rise to become the first woman nominated by a major party for president of the United States.

Letter to the Editor: Democrats have to fix what the GOP breaks

May 24, 2016

John Kass doesn’t have the sense he was born with. Hillary Clinton was first lady, senator and secretary of state. The peace treaty she negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians would be a great achievement if only the people who pledged financial support would pay up.

Letter to the Editor: How can anyone support Trump?

May 19, 2016

As a reasoning, compassionate octogenarian, I’ve been pondering the current political nonsense regarding the race to the White House and I’m willing to listen to the answers to three questions:

Letter to the Editor: Don’t count on Clinton to rescue us from storm

April 30, 2016

America is starting to remind me of a ship lost at sea after a major storm. There seems to be no sense of direction, no moral compass and no worthy leader willing or able to reestablish our heading and our status as leader of the free world. A regrettable combination of clueless leadership, politically correct hooey and progressive blather created a storm of moral lunacy that poisoned our culture and lowered our guard as we drifted away.

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to governor for vetoing bill

April 27, 2016

I see that our governor has spared Virginia the loss of jobs and economy being suffered by states like North Carolina and Mississippi when he just vetoed Todd Gilbert’s hateful “religious liberty” bill that would have sanctioned state sponsored discrimination against legally married gay and lesbian couples.