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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

     

  • Marine fueling practices

    Chris Bechtler
    Manager
    Crazy Horse Marina

  • High court rejects Texas abortion law

        At the end of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for legal abortion rights, gave former Va. governor Bob McDonnell a second chance, and approved once again affirmative action programs in higher education.
            Some say it’s the end of a conservative streak on the court. Well, we can certainly hope, and we are reminded of how important it is not to let the grubby Donald Trump be in a position to appoint Supreme Court judges.

  • Unity and .50 cal. machine gun bullets

        Attorney General Loretta Lynch said something incredibly stupid a couple of weeks ago. This shouldn’t be surprising considering the fact that she is a political appointee and that her primary qualification for the job is that she’s a loyal Obama sycophant.
        Lynch, speaking in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Orlando said, “Our most effective response to terror is compassion, it’s unity and it’s love.”
        What a bunch of baloney!

  • Unanimous Declaration

         When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • Letters 06/29/16

    Businesses help make program
    a success

        On behalf of Bedford County Public Schools I’m writing to express gratitude to area businesses that helped make this year’s Teacher of the Year program a success. This program rewards our top educators each year and would be impossible without the support we’re provided from business owners throughout the community.

  • The ethanol mandate has failed

    Families are gassing up the car to head out of town, fueling up the boat for a weekend at the lake, and getting out the mower to tackle the lawn. But do you know the impact ethanol has on all of these activities? According to the Department of Energy, ethanol contains about one-third less energy than gasoline, meaning the more ethanol in your fuel, the less mileage a tank of gas will get you. Plus, ethanol has been found to damage or corrode many small engines found in power equipment, motorcycles, or boats. The result?