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: Lawsuit is latest attempt to overturn voter ID law
August 23, 2015
The recent lawsuit challenging Virginia’s voter ID law, sponsored by Mark Obenshain in 2013, is the latest attempt by liberal activists to circumvent the intent of the General Assembly and overturn a law that was seamlessly enacted.
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: Republican Party’s war on women is real
August 20, 2015
It’s confirmed, thanks to Donald Trump, and the lack of response to Trump from presidential hopefuls. The Republican war on women is real and we can find it here in the Shenandoah Valley.
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: Koch brothers busy spending money on elections
August 13, 2015
“Koch cites civil rights fight as model for his group.” Headline great! I was delighted as I read the story.
Letter to the Editor: GOP’s hatred of Obama poses danger to world
August 12, 2015
Republicans in Congress increasingly frighten me. Their overriding governing principle for the last 6 1/2 years has been to defeat anything President Obama supports.
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: National parks in disarray is disgraceful
August 6, 2015
I was quite pleased, and at the same time angered, to read columnist Jim Hightower’s comments regarding our national parks. Pleased because he said what needed to be said. Angered because of the need to speak as he did.
Letter to the Editor: Ben Carson committed to freedom traditional values
August 5, 2015
Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson is seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination for President of the United States. He is the kind of man the Founders envisioned serving in public office as the leader of our nation.
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: Overcrowding has impact on the county’s students
July 24, 2015
This is to express support for the general proposition set forth in the commentary by Dan Walsh that appearedd July 8 in the Northern Virginia Daily.
Letter to the Editor: Consider alternative power sources now, not in 20-30 years
July 24, 2015
I am presently on tour of several of the countries bordering the Baltic Sea. In Norway, wind turbines are now providing 35-40 percent of the countries’ electric power with a goal of 70 percent by 2020.
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: Lift ban on weapons at military installations
July 23, 2015
Six years ago the Ft. Hood shooter — an Army officer, psychiatrist and radicalized Muslim — enjoyed a free-for-all until the MPs could get there to wound and capture him.
Letter to the Editor: Stay away from the quarry in Toms Brook
July 23, 2015
The Toms Brook quarry is for private use only. You could get hurt there or die.
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.
Letter to the Editor: Flag controversy is dividing nation again
July 20, 2015
As most Virginians have read in the news about the Confederate controversy, what good is it doing to our country? It’s dividing us again.