In the past two years I have written many articles to Dear Editor. My subjects have been about numerous topics. Each time I come up with a new subject, I pray to God to help me write the right words that could help inspire someone’s life. After all I believe everyone’s life matters.
Go to your closet and get out your steel-toed boots, I’m getting ready to step on a lot of toes! We are a nation of fools, snowflakes, morons, twits and imbeciles!
On July 29, Dan Shaw asked us to imagine a somewhat unpleasant scenario. You are the sheriff. Before heading to work, you read news that almost a million illegal immigrants have come across our borders already this year and that another million or so are expected before the year is out.
Can you imagine you’re the sheriff of a county in southern Virginia, like maybe here in Halifax? Because you’re sheriff you have the supreme power in the county, even more than the president of the United States. The Constitution says so.
Independence is a freedom that is earned. It takes hard work, determination and working together to accomplish it. We know anything worthwhile is worth fighting for and protecting. America got her independence on July 4, 1776.
I recently received a sad but not unexpected phone call that my friend Freddy Collins passed away. He and his fraternal twin brother Billy suffered from a lifelong progressive relentless, lifelong genetic disorder called muscular dystrophy.
I would like to know what plans our local school board has for the new Virginia law regarding transgender people.
How can one adequately thank the hundreds of community and faith-based partners who took part in protecting our friends and neighbors against COVID-19? We know no matter what we do to show our appreciation, much more is deserved.
The Halifax County High School class of 1961 is having their 60th reunion Aug. 13 and 14. The Aug. 14 gathering will take place at Springfield Distillery at 4 p.m. Nancy Younger and Tommy James are the contacts for this event.
The following article was brought to my attention while searching health advocate Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website, www.mercola.com for answers about the vaccine—“Inventor of mRNA Interviewed About Injection Dangers.”
To give back to my family and the community, and to honor my mom, I’ve started the “FLORENCE B SAUNDERS” scholarship award which is geared towards those students who may be in special education, who may have developmental disabilities or suffering with mental illness, that upon graduation commit to furthering their education in the liberal arts, special education, elementary education or any teaching field.
A father is a man who has been blessed with quite a few talents. It’s as if he was born to do each and every one of them. A father is a beautiful person who sometimes is too little understood and we sometimes don’t sing their praises enough. We just seem to assume that a father is the one who works and pays the bills. But, he is truly the one who struggles daily to live up to his image as the man of the house.
Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death across the U.S. Our members of Congress must do more and act now to make suicide prevention a national priority. Every person and our communities nationwide need access to immediate, affordable and quality crisis care and mental health services.
As a Gen Xer, I often sit in the stands, so to speak, head volleying back and forth between The Olders and The Youngers. Sometimes, it’s entertaining. Most of the time, it’s frustrating.
The former president was almost impeached twice and lost the U.S. Presidential election last year, and despite all of this he has control of the Republican Party.
Don’t play into the hands of those who would take over our country! Look at the places that seem to never be able to better the lives of the people in their country. Look at the reasons why. Foremost is the infighting of groups trying to take total control (power) of the country by force. Their ideas, they think, are the best and only way to think. There’s no ability for the people in that country to make up their own minds about programs or events.
At first glance it is understandable to think that the future is uncertain — untold and preventable suffering and death and crisis on all hands. Caught up in the savage principle of competition, or the law of the jungle, and the great heresy of divisiveness the current political and economic system allows a small and fortunate minority of people to live far in excess of their needs, all the while leaving millions to die of preventable hunger and disease and many more bereft of medical care, housing and education.
Already home to the sprawling 1,300-acre Virginia International Raceway, the Brandon Group Home and now possibly a mixed use development. If it gets approval, it will be the first mixed use development in the Halifax County, South Boston area.
So, I heard on Fox News that President Biden may be banning meat to combat global warming. Then I remembered that Colorado Democrat Governor Jared Polis had issued a similar proclamation last month.
The April 25 Oscar for best documentary went to Netflix’s trailblazing documentary My Octopus Teacher. The documentary chronicles a complex relationship between a man and the world’s most bizarre animal – an octopus. It further testifies to our highly conflicted relationship with non-human animals and the natural world.
I sure miss the good old days of the fake Trump-Russia Collusion. Those were good times. But now we have riots from coast to coast with burning and looting in the name of equality. We have a man in our highest office who is a cognitively impaired empty suit who has no idea of what’s going on in this great nation. He’s under constant medical supervision. So when they take him out of his basement, he can make his short incoherent speech then go back to the basement. He is not running the show.
“The Myth of American History” claims that the righteous North went to war against the evil South to free the slaves, and that Confederate war memorials are monuments to treason, slavery and racism and must be torn down. This myth has become “the lie agreed upon” by all, to make the conveniently dead Confederacy the scapegoat for our sins. But as Thomas Carlyle said, all lies are cursed and damned from the beginning. Only the truth will make us free.
With Earth Day on April 22, we have reduced our carbon footprint by curtailing travel and our thermostat. We recycle. But we can do so much more by cutting our consumption of animal meat and milk products. Yes, that.
In 1798 Thomas Malthus theorized that populations would grow faster than the supply of food so population had to be controlled to maintain a “sustainable level.” This fear of overpopulation continues through today and is known as The Malthusian Theory of Population.
I have been a Christian for 47 years and most of these years I have known there is coming a time on this earth called the Tribulation period. This is a time described in the scriptures of great affliction – “such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.” (See Mark 13:19, King James Bible)
Don’t be so quick to kick Gov. Cuomo to the curb because the allegations he’s facing, the same things the former president was and still is accused of, yet he remained in power four years.
Each time I start to write my article I first must decide what the topic will be. I knew it had to be one that would catch the attention of my readers’ eyes. It also had to be one that would appeal to their interest.
I have expressed my concerns about the Wilson Memorial dumpster site to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors at one of their meetings and in emails to the members, but it has fallen on deaf ears. Not one of the board members has responded to me.
There has been two mass shootings in less than two weeks time killing approximately 20 innocent people. We need common sense gun control here in the United States of America.
Does anyone think it’s odd that Larry Clark completely ignores the main topic in my report of the highly irregular 308,000-vote insertion in just one northern Virginia county? Following the orthodoxy of the Democrat Party he spews the spin of a fair election. More than half of the nation believes otherwise.
It shows that Trump initiated the mob to the capitol. The mob was out to kill and capture. Trump’s vice-president’s life was in danger, people were killed, and the capitol suffered much damage. There were home grown terrorists who attacked the capitol.
A “Letter to the Editor” appeared recently in a local newspaper asking, “Why Vote?,” a question that has been asked and answered by hundreds of high school government teachers.