Letters to the Editor

‘Trial by fire’

We cannot change one moment of our past. But hopefully we can learn from it. And if I have learned anything from my study of our great national “trial by fire” it is that absolutely nothing can now be gained by this major, orchestrated effort to demonize and vilify the Confederacy 150 years later. […]

Letters to the Editor

It’s our history

That spirit that drives ISIS to destroy, to kill, has destroyed and taken down many beautiful arts and monuments, some thousands of years old, overseas. And now, Fellow Virginians, ISIS is here leading the charge to take down and destroy all that has made our nation great. […]

Letters to the Editor

Dumb jerks

Mark: Your sarcasm is appreciated. I’m sure a few of us got a chuckle from reading it. The bad news is — there’s a very high probability that the folks who dumped the tires can neither read nor write. […]


‘Don’t fall for that lie’

The basic principles and ideals of our country, of our Commonwealth, and of all good Americans, are under attack at this time. Neo-Nazis, KKK members, white supremacists, and some uninformed political leaders, are attempting to turn a legitimate debate about the display and future of memorials of the southern Confederacy into a race and culture war. […]

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A union of diverse people

Yet, somehow, all that got mixed together and good things came from the union of so many diverse people that came from all corners of the world. There’s no reason a diverse population like what we have in this country can’t get all mixed up together and have good things come from it as well. […]

Letters to the Editor

Jerks among us

I can’t comprehend the level of ignorance and total lack of respect for our society and community it would take to do such a thing. FYI: illegal dumping in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and $2,500 fine. The landfill is cheaper. […]

Letters to the Editor

Charlottesville implications

I have been watching the coverage of the events in Charlottesville, and (surprise!) I find that much of the analysis I see I could predict based on the sources. Including an enormous onslaught of anti-our-duly-elected president coverage. Let’s try a more strategic perspective. […]