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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Youth will make America great again

Editor: The stunningly articulate expressions of anger by Parkland, Florida, students and their peers across the country, as well as their rock-hard determination to make their murdered classmates' brief lives count for more than thoughts and prayers, should be an inspiration to their ...

Letter to the Editor: Zinke is gouging the taxpayers

Editor: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently dismissed as an insult the charge that he used a private jet, which he charged to the government, for personal travel.  It turns out, according to him, it was a prop plane, not a jet. I don't think the American taxpayer cares whether Secretary ...

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to cooperative

Editor: I would like to take the opportunity to say "thank you" to the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. During the high winds that blew through the area recently we lost power, certainly understandable. But even with winds still howling the power was restored rather quickly, much ...

Letter to the Editor: Headlines as editorials

Editor: Every day when I retrieve my newspaper from the box, I am curious to see what creativity and imagination the Northern Virginia Daily editor will devise to craft negative news headlines relating to the president. Even considering the spate of ham-fisted and negative examples that ...

Letter to the Editor: Just wondering …

Editor: During the recent windstorm, while enduring a sleepless night and toggling between nonsense and "revelation" in my brain, I wondered how our planet might be different if we had more female leaders and if we could be free of nuclear weapons. What kind of world would this look like? We ...

Letter to the Editor: Lift burden on local banks

Editor: Communities across Virginia are strengthened when Main Street banks provide capital for building homes, businesses, and schools. These banks are catalysts for economic vitality and serve as community bedrocks by investing in financial education, community revitalization, and charitable ...

Letter to the Editor: Questions about options for the homeless

Editor: Many options are known to aid those experiencing homelessness if they want help. All of the constructive, documented options have positive effects on specific persons, which points to needing multiple options. Yet not all options or even enough are available locally for adults. Then, ...

Letter to the Editor: The Left is destroying our country

Editor: We are witnessing attempts of the Democrats and extreme left to destroy this country! The Left is doing Russia’s bidding. Hillary, Holder, Lynch, Obama, and many more hide in the bowels of our government. They claim to love this country and are patriots. Bull! They are patriots of ...

Letter to the Editor: Find other ways to vent frustrations

Editor: There ought to be a way for people to vent their frustrations other than threats and shootings. One way is sports. Also, a yearly ritual I had when I was growing up was watching “Gone With the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Things like that stabilize you. In a sometimes ...

Letter to the Editor: The Second Amendment

Editor: In light of recent events, it should be understood that 16 year olds who have to be told not to eat Tide Pods really should not be deciding how to amend the Bill of Rights. Mike Garcia, Winchester

Letter to the Editor: Killing the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Editor: President Trump recently announced his proposed budget for 2019. As an avid angler on the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, I was once again dismayed to see his proposed cuts to vital programs that protect our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. As most know, the president proposed zeroing ...

Letter to the Editor: Where is delegate when we need him?

Editor: Last week the House of Delegates passed legislation to help more than 40 economically strapped counties and six cities throughout southwestern, southern and central Virginia. The vote was 87 to 12. It was a bipartisan bill and its chief sponsor was Del. Will Morefield, a conservative ...

Letter to the Editor: What can we do to keep kids safe?

Editor: It is scary. And it is becoming more scary. During last semester I was substituting in a classroom at Strasburg High School when a "lock-in drill" was announced. A drill. Only a drill. We made sure the door was locked. We covered the door window as directed. I cut off the lights, ...

Letter to the Editor: Shame on Valley Health

Editor: Valley Health's decision to not have an obstetrics and delivery department in the new hospital was short-sighted, but their new decision to close this department at Warren Memorial Hospital in May is outrageous and reckless beyond words. This decision is totally driven by money, not ...

Letter to the Editor: Guns do kill people

Editor: We've all heard the expression, "Guns don't kill people; people kill people."  Once again, however, we see that it's easier to slaughter the innocents using a semi-automatic rifle than it is to try beating them to death with a stuffed teddy bear! Marilyn Lott, Front Royal

Letter to the Editor: We must remove the blinders

Editor: It should be embarrassing and humbling to us as adults when our youth have to assemble to implore us to protect them from gun violence. One placard a young person carried basically said it all, “Money killed my friends.” It’s as if we have been in a trance for years and have ...

Letter to the Editor: Fight bullets with ballots

Editor: I am a Democrat who has come to believe Donald Trump may indeed make America great again. All indicators point to large voter turnout in the upcoming November elections. Young people especially are voting in higher numbers. This bodes well for our democracy as citizens realize that ...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t spend millions to glorify war

Editor: Today I do not know whether to laugh or cry.  The leading story on the news I watched was that of our commander in chief, Cadet Bone Spurs, wanting a military parade.  I speak from experience, perhaps dated, but I am sure it is the same today –  an enlisted man hates a ...

Letter to the Editor: Military parade is childish

Editor: So the baby boy wants a pretty parade!  Friends, this is so childish!  Ordinance and military weapons are, by definition, ugly.  A parade will not make them any less ugly. The whole world knows we have a huge stockpile of weapons.  Parading them will not change anything – ...

Letter to the Editor: Take a look a district’s spending

Editor: I agree 100 percent that Warren County teachers should be adequately paid. I do not, however, agree with the superintendent's view that the school district has spent money wisely. I suggest he look at the mostly unused fleet of relatively new Chevy Suburban SUVs in the district's bus ...