Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Easter is not about bunnies, egg hunts

Editor: It’s spring, and the beginning/renewal of life in all its beauty and complexity, is evident everywhere. Always present also, however, is death and the grave. Thus, in its temporary and fleeting state, the most precious of all things is life itself. Consider: God said that sin ...

Letter to the Editor: Hunting is part of state’s rich tradition

Editor: The Northern Virginia Daily has been a part of my life for years. Before me, my parents subscribed to your paper. This quick note is to thank you for the photo of Evan Bowers, age 9, and his first turkey, in Wednesday's paper. Hunting and fishing have been a part of the rich ...

Letter to the Editor: Trump, Putin have betrayed voters

Editor: As leaders, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have an awesome responsibility. It’s past time for an assessment of their ability to lead. Let’s get them outside of their selves and take a look. As former Vice President Joe Biden recently suggested for Trump, “Grow ...

Connie Schultz: Spicer’s regret is not enough

It started in 1939. Nazi Germany launched its euthanasia program, using poison gas to kill people whose only crime was to be mentally ill or physically disabled. They were unworthy of life, the Nazis had determined. After Adolf Hitler's Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, in June 1941, they ...

Letter to the Editor: Time to reflect on services school libraries provide

Editor: "So, you want to check out books?" my students asked, eyes wide and mouths gaping one morning when I explained to them that I, too, had homework to complete that weekend, albeit for a degree in library science as opposed to English 9. I could've sighed, rolled my eyes and moved ...

Letter to the Editor: Russia extends influence southward

Editor: We should force Russia to close its naval part in Syria. My history of western civilization professor was adamant that Russia from time out of mind wanted to extend her influence southward. Now she’s done it and we are witnessing the tragic results. Gerard Kona, Front Royal

Letter to the Editor: Where is our county going?

Editor: We are in a downward spiral, putting life safety of our residents and education of our youth in jeopardy! We must act proactively for Shenandoah County to become a welcoming, progressive location for businesses and residents. Proactive growth that complements our beautiful ...

Letter to the Editor: Lawmakers elected to represent all people

I fear the following will fall on deaf ears but as a dedicated secular humanist, this is my message to our woefully dysfunctional Congress. In this, the most diverse country in the world, members of Congress were elected to represent all the people no matter their age, economic status, ...

Letter to the Editor: What else will McConnell do?

Editor: Over a year ago U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell decided he did not want President Obama to appoint Merrick Garland (or any other person) to the U.S. Supreme Court. So McConnell refused to hold any hearings on that appointment.That was being "senatorial." In my opinion it was racist and ...

Letter to the Editor: North Carolina still has problems

Editor: The “potty police” no longer holds sway in North Carolina. Well, three cheers, and all that. But the state is still in the thrall of prurient Neanderthals with hairy backs. No jurisdiction, no matter how well-intentioned, can pass any ordinance or law protecting the rights of ...

Letter to the Editor: A bad example of a salesman

Editor: I wish people would stop referring to President Donald Trump's sales experience and salesmanship.  It demeans the profession. Most sales people are honest, fair minded and hard working. They try to help people.  They truly want to do what is best for their clients and their ...

Letters to the Editor: Special Olympics event was inspiring

Editor: The mission of the Special Olympics, as stated on the Special Olympics Virginia website, is to "provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities ...

Letter to the Editor: Trump is using blue-collar workers

Editor: We have a clown in the White House. Not a funny clown, but a dangerous, sick clown – Donald Trump. He does not know truth from fiction. He is an habitual liar. On the campaign trail, which by the way, he is still on since he has already signed up to run next time, he ...

Letter to the Editor: Fully fund the school budget

Editor: Students at Shenandoah County Schools can be proud of progress in education. Now, fewer students drop out for any reason and 93 percent graduate. Kids with illness such as diabetes, epilepsy, polio or cancer do not stay home. Deaf or blind kids are not sent to Staunton. ...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t OK Shentel tower next to library

Editor: Shentel wants to put a cell tower next to the Bowman Library and lake on Tasker Road in Stephens City. Although the Frederick County Planning Commission voted unanimously not to recommend this action to the Frederick County Board of Supervisors, that board must hold a public ...

Letter to the Editor: Goodlatte votes against environment

Editor: This February, the League of Conservation Voters published it's annual score card on how members of Congress voted on bills with environmental impacts.  In 2016, the House of Representatives considered 38 environmental bills that ranged from blocking safeguards from mining waste to ...

Letter to the Editor: Goodlatte will not listen to constituents

Editor: I recently had an opportunity, along with a few others, to meet with Congressman Bob Goodlatte to discuss some issues important to his constituents.  We visited his office in Harrisonburg to respectfully express our concerns about health care, immigration and the federal ...

Letter to the Editor: Supervisors are destroying county

Editor: On Tuesday, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors met to discuss the tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Good grief! What a fiasco! After listening to the senseless and self-serving debate, I asked one question of these six elected employees of Shenandoah County ...

Letter to the Editor: Virginia needs to expand Medicaid

Editor: State Del. Todd Gilbert and his Republican cohorts in the Legislature have already cost this state over $10 billion by refusing to expand Medicaid, not to mention the deaths they have caused to folks whose lives could have been saved by receiving needed medical care. Even the ...

Letter to the Editor: All Americans deserve health care

Editor: The Republican Congress failed last week to keep it's promise to "repeal and replace Obamacare."  U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte supported this failed Republican plan that would have: • Provided large tax cuts for the 2 percent of his constituents who make over $200,000. • While ...