Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: We need more millennials participating in government

August 25, 2015

After watching video regarding the vote on the county’s offer to the town for revenue sharing , it was encouraging on a level not related to the outcome of the vote. The vote to pass the offer was clearly not to the long term benefit of the town’s citizens. It was also in violation of the town water code policy, which begs to ask the question of why was it not delayed?

Letter to the Editor: Post sustained damage during flood

August 21, 2015

On July 13, Mother Nature unleashed some of her fury on the town of Woodstock. The newspapers and TV covered the event but what people don’t know is that the Woodstock American Legion also sustained damage as well.

Letter to the Editor: Our birthright from founders is freedom

August 15, 2015

Gloria Rickel’s letter published on July 31 was quite interesting. She tries to link socialism, which she states, “attempts to look after people, even though we might not like the limited choices,” and “our birthright that was handed down by the Founding Fathers.” Perhaps she doesn’t know socialism was tried and failed in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in the 1620s.

Letter to the Editor: Moore’s message needs to be more consistent

August 7, 2015

Democratic Senate candidate April Moore is making a lot of noise about “money in politics.” As part of her message, she often lambasts Dominion Power for its influence, particularly one bill that was signed by the governor earlier this year. The bill freezes utility rates, and passed both the Senate and House by large, bipartisan majorities.

Letter to the Editor: We must recapture our birthright

July 31, 2015

I had intended to write a letter about why, instead of state Sen. Mark Obenshain, we should elect April Moore who, like Hillary, is a grandmother with two eyes and a brain. Instead, I find myself writing a “thank you” letter to the Northern Virginia Daily.

Letter to the Editor: Trump is right about McCain

July 25, 2015

“GOP leaders, candidates fire on Trump.” This is a front page, above-the-fold headline in the Washington Post. According to The Post, Donald Trump said John McCain “(is) a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured,” and lots of people are very unhappy about what Mr. Trump said.

Letter to the Editor: Americans work, fight for what we have

July 24, 2015

There has been talk of “credentials.” Well, I’ve traveled from the Dakotas to Arizona, from the Carolinas to California, and I know America. If you want to know what America wants, you have to meet its people. I see no difference amony any of them. We all have the “American dream.”

Letter to the Editor: Letter writer has missed the point

July 22, 2015

In his critique of my commentary titled “The Culture of Dogma,” Richard Hoover missed the point. He thinks it inappropriate for me to bring in old history, rather than talking only about the contemporary scene, in talking about today’s Republican Party.

Letter to the Editor: Missionaries have contributed to just, stable world

July 21, 2015

Our culture is increasingly critical of the Christian faith. While such criticism is at times valid it often requires correction. For example, the work of Protestant missionaries is regularly critiqued. But recent research by Dr. Robert Woodberry, senior research professor at Baylor University, has demonstrated that Protestant missionaries have been catalysts in the development of stable democracies around the world.