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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 09/30/15

    Cats being killed

        The community needs to know that calling animal control about cats results in cats being killed and nothing more.
        Our tax dollars are being used to kill healthy animals at the Bedford pound. Don’t be under the illusion that cats find homes once brought to the “shelter”.

  • The Pope reminds us of our obligation to our fellow man

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. It was a great honor to receive Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. He is the first pope to ever address Congress, and I am grateful for his message of hope and compassion.

     

  • Ben Carson and Sharia Law

    By Bob Cornell
    Bedford
        
        Ben Carson has come under fire for his non-political correct statement.  ”I would never support any person as President who supported Sharia law, or any Muslim who failed to denounce Sharia law.  Sharia law is antithetical to our Constitution and our freedom.” 
        Let’s go beyond 60-second sound bites to understand the reasons for Carson’s statements.

  • Popular Pope Francis storms the U.S.!

        Not even the death of a legendary baseball player or the resignation of the powerful House Speaker could top last week’s truest history-making event: the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, world leader of Catholics.
        Never before has a Papal visit generated such excitement, as millions of Americans attended or watched on television as the Pope stopped in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York.

  • If you want peace, prepare for war

        Last week, I questioned Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about the Middle East and Iran. While I question her sincerity, given her general lack of candor, I think every politician running for national office who wants to talk tough about our relationship with any part of the globe needs to also be a supporter of a strong military. In fact, every national politician should support a robust military force.

  • Letters 09/23/15

    ‘Jewel’ of Bedford

        A few years ago, I wrote about Bedford’s “Jewel,” which is Bedford County Nursing Home. Now again, I must sing the praises that they so richly deserve.
        My grandmother, my mom, and now my niece, Nan Hemminger were sent to the Lord from the loving arms of  the nursing home staff. The care received from the staff and administrators far exceeded their individual roles.  We were surrounded by loving, caring, “family” of caregivers.

  • Constitution Day reminds us of our founding principles

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last week, we marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of our United States Constitution. As we paused to reflect on the meaning of this remarkable document, we were again reminded of its vital purpose and the nation that our framers envisioned.

     

  • Protecting life from the start