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Today's Opinions

  • Muslim elected mayor; sky didn’t fall

        Something happened recently in one of the world’s great cities, London, England, that, sadly, probably couldn’t happen yet in America.
        Sadiq Khan, a practicing Muslim, was sworn in as mayor of that city after his victory over a Trump-like candidate. His Conservative Party opponent – like Ben Carson here – had openly questioned whether Khan’s religion was appropriate. It looks like the voters answered that question.

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

    By Anna Barrett
    Liberty HS Good Citizen
    Sponsored by Peaks of Otter NSDAR

        As Americans, we are privileged to have an abundance of rights and freedoms at out hands.  Would being able to call yourself an American mean anything if we didn’t have these freedoms? 

  • Letters 07/27/16

    The Democratic Party

        It perplexes a lot of people, me included, about why many people who are struggling economically and socially vote against their own economic and social interests.  It is stranger still that these same people seem to be the ones who revel in criticizing the very political party that has done the most for them.   Think about it.
        * If you receive or will receive Social Security benefits, you should thank the Democratic Party.

  • Letters 07/20/16

    Why Clinton is better on
    climate change/global warming

        The following is a letter from the scientific community sent to Congress in June of 2016.
        “We, as leaders of major scientific organizations, write to remind you of the consensus scientificview of climate change.
        Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous

  • Letters 07/13/16

    Howell’s
    obsession

        It is ironic Rick Howell recently wrote for more gun control and this week expressed his opinion regarding a Texas abortion law.
        In the first article, Howell opined the need to take away a constitutional right to bear arms purportedly to save lives, and this week applauds a court-mandated right that has left millions dead. In one instance, he demands the courts and politicians legislate morality, and in the next, condemns legislation that attempts to do just that.

  • Letter 07/06/16

    What is
    reasonable?

        Reasonable people differ on what is reasonable  Based upon his June 29, 2016 op ed it appears that Mr. Howell considers universal background checks and the use of secret lists to curtail the rights of law abiding citizens as reasonable measures. I respectfully disagree.

  • Honoring our nation’s independence

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    as we come together this Monday to celebrate the 240th year of our nation’s independence, let us take the opportunity to reflect on our Founders’ understanding of our fundamental rights as individuals and their belief that only a system of representative democracy– supported by the rule of law– could guarantee our God-given rights.

     

  • A better way to do the people’s business

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.