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Today's Opinions

  • BFA in need of help

    To the editor:

    I am a long time volunteer for Brunswick Family Assistance. BFA and its volunteers have worked hard every Christmas for the past 27 years to bring Christmas spirit, joy and happiness to more than 1,000 children and seniors in Brunswick County.

    I have volunteered for the past seven years and am hoping to help again this year. I have learned BFA does not yet have a building to distribute the thousands of Christmas Wishes it has received this year and the event may have to be cancelled if one cannot be found soon.

  • What happened to checks and balances?

    To the editor:

    It is truly disheartening to watch our country descend from the proud individualism and moral strength that once characterized our society into the debased state of an increasingly socialized and passive society we see espoused by the acceptance of Obamaism.

    I served in the military for 30 years and observed firsthand in many parts of the world the destruction wrought by the insidious effects of socialism. Frederick Hayek carefully depicted these effects in his book, “The Road to Serfdom.”

  • Soles worse than McIntyre

    To the editor:

    A month or so ago, I wrote a letter regarding Mike McIntyre. I criticized him not so much for what he has done or not done in the name of the people of the 7th Congressional District of North Carolina, but for the length of time he has fed at the public trough, plus the fact he was a member of the Democratic Party.

    With the publishing of that letter, McIntyre called me at 9 p.m. on the day following and in a subdued voice excoriated my conclusions that if he did not believe in abortion-on-demand, gay rights or gun control, that anyone who is adamantly

  • A life changed

    Life can change so quickly. One moment everything is on track, then in an instant life can be derailed. The measure of a man is often found after the train wreck.

    Dee Hill is living the life of recovery. He caused the train wreck and he accepts the consequences for his actions. Now he is looking to the future.

  • So your 401(k) tanked? Read this and feel better.

    Our unfulfilled expectations are a major source of unhappiness in life. So, after a lot of 401(k) funds tanked last week, folks are feeling poor.

    Walking a mile in another guy’s shoes generates an appreciation for our own circumstances. America is blessed and everyone knows that.

    Here is a true story about people in Kosovo. They have experienced a dramatic reversal of their fortune after we stood up for them.

    The Widow of Markova Village

  • Responds to creationism and schools debate

    To the editor:

    I have never written a letter to the editor before but I felt compelled to respond to the Oct. 9 letter about creationism in school. I am a Christian also and while I see their point of view, I can only say, with all due respect and love, I don’t agree.

    The Bible says in Isaiah 55:10, 11: “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from Heaven, and returneth not tither; but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.

  • Country could sink from proposals

    To the editor:

    Your choice in November is simple. Obama/Biden want this country to continue as an assisted-living asylum. Go sit on the front porch and rock away your remaining years in peaceful bliss, leaving everything to them.

    The liberals already have the federal government managing your educational system, the environment, food consumption and car manufacturing, and now the financial and mortgaging industries. Next is your medical health. You are too stupid or demented to adequately care for yourselves.

  • Why let the Republican legacy continue?

    To the editor:

    With so much talk about the upcoming election, I couldn’t help but wonder why an election is necessary. Consider the following:

    Our government was established with three branches: executive, legislative and judicial. Basically, the executive is the presidency, the legislative the Senate and House of Representatives and the judicial is the Supreme Court.

    Republicans have controlled the presidency for 20 of the past 28 years.