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Columns

  • Progress in the people’shouse

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Of our American rights and freedoms, which one would you choose to celebrate and why?

    By Megan Horsley
    Jefferson Forest HS Good Citizen Sponsored by Peaks of Otter NSDAR

        Most people would assert that the right to bear arms or the freedom of religion should be celebrated because this is what makes America unique.  However, these rights would not be possible if the right to free speech was not a part of the United States Constitution.  The freedom of speech allowed the founding fathers to create the democratic government that American citizens take for granted today.

  • Of Primary importance

        Every time the polling locations are open for a vote, it is important to cast your ballot – from local elections to the president.
        This Tuesday, March 1, is just about as big as it gets.
        Voters will have the chance this Tuesday to participate in the Republican and Democratic primaries as part of the Super Tuesday voting that could go a long way to decide who will be each Party’s candidate in the fall election.
        The stakes are enormous.

  • First day of session is a long one

        The 2016 General Assembly session began on Wednesday, January 13.  The first day of every session is a long one, ending with the State of the Commonwealth Address delivered by the Governor to a Joint Session – House and Senate combined – of the General Assembly at 7 p.m.

  • The descent into chaos

        Last week I mentioned that there seems to be a double standard when it comes to religion in the public school classroom. I noted the same left-wingers who defended a teacher who had students copy the Muslim statement of faith as part of a geography assignment, would have been after that teacher’s head if she had had her students copy a Christian text, such as the Lord’s Prayer.

  • Being thankful

        Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 KJV

        We truly have so much to be thankful for.
        Times may be difficult, but we can all find something this year to bow our heads for and give thanks to the Giver of all good gifts.

  • eto of troops must not stand

    They protect and defend – spending months away from home and loved ones, risking their lives for the cause of freedom. The sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces is great, and these men and women in uniform know all too well the danger they face. They know it’s not a game, and shouldn’t be treated as one. Ensuring our military has the resources they need to operate effectively and protect the American people is nothing to be delayed or held hostage by one signature.

     

  • Not one cent for Iran

    Abducted, beaten, tortured, murdered – no, this isn’t the plot of the newest crime drama on TV. Instead, they are all-too-real crimes committed against our neighbors and fellow Americans as a result of Iranian state-sponsored terrorism.

     

  • Independent audits of the VA are necessary for real reform

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Protecting those who serve

    Serving in the line of danger is not foreign to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. They bravely serve throughout the globe, facing threats each and every day. But when acts of horrific violence happen here at home against our men and women in uniform, it is a stark reminder that the threats they face are ever-present and have no clear boundaries.