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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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Precursors of the destruction

Pausing to reflect a bit on what our Rappahannock County might look like in 20, 25, 30 years . . . various paths seem to open up for those living here. Given the Rappahannock News’ coverage of some local events lately, I wonder about the future here, and therein lies a cautionary tale in my opinion. […]

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Eye on November

I truly appreciate that you opened your doors and homes to me. I look forward to being the representative you contact by phone or email and sit down with face-to-face, not just someone you hear about every four years. […]

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Sincere thank you

Thanks to Ann Spieker, Jonathan Bankston and other members, whose names I do not know, of the Washington Volunteer Rescue Squad for providing me with extraordinary care during my recent visits to the hospital. […]