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Today's Opinions

  • 70th anniversary of D-Day renews our profound commitment to our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last week, we commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in our history, which took place on D-Day.  In honor of the anniversary of this fateful day, I participated in the National D-Day Memorial Commemoration in Bedford to commemorate the Anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied France.

     

  • They gave their all

    They were farmers, baseball players, factory workers.
        They had girlfriends—they enjoyed using the dollar they earned at National Guard meetings to buy popcorn and share a drink at the movies.
        The got Bibles for Christmas; they shot pool.
        And they gave their all for their country.
        Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when this nation’s best stormed the beaches of Normandy. And in the first wave were the best and brightest of Bedford.

  • Religious persecution is coming

        Facts are indeed stubborn things, as Rick Howell wrote in the Liberal Agenda last week. Liberals are also stubborn things although I often tend to think of them as more perverse than stubborn.
        One area where their perversity comes to fore is how they view the Constitution. When it suits them, they view the Constitution as a rubber document that can be stretched in any direction they choose. At the same time they can be hard-nosed strict constructionists when something can be used to support their social agenda.

  • Unrelenting gun violence strikes again

    The latest gun massacre in the United States struck this time in California, and sent the angry father of a victim on a personal gun control crusade.
        These events have now become so routine in America that they basically contain the same elements: Shooter (disturbed, fired, romantically rejected, depressed, etc.) enters building (school, workplace, shopping mall) and kills as many people with a gun as he can before killing himself.

  • This is ‘not the Virginia way’

        In a recent column, Governor Terry McAuliffe advocated Virginia fully embrace Obamacare by expanding Medicaid.  It is a position to which he is firmly committed, having pledged during last year’s campaign that he would “not sign a budget in Virginia unless the Medicaid expansion is included.”

  • Keep Body Camp open

    By Katie Baltzelle
    Body Camp

        I am here to represent Body Camp Elementary School, and our children.
        My son just finished his 4th year at BCES. A school where every teacher and staff member knows him by name. A school where the teachers have provided such efficient education, my son has made honor roll on every report card, every year he has been there, and also scored a 600 on his 3rd grade SOL. 

  • It’s the administration’s job to enforce the law

    For families across the nation, knowing that their communities are safe is a top priority. But, what happens when the President and his officials refuse to enforce our laws and release criminals onto our streets?

     

  • May monthly recap

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Communicating with the people of Virginia’s 5th District and hearing your feedback is very important to us. In order to ensure that we keep you up to date on what is going on from month to month, we record a monthly video address. You may watch the video address on our website at hurt.house.gov, and you may read the address below: