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Opinion

  • To the editor:

    As we prepare for the new Brunswick Community Hospital, I have an idea. Can we get Congress, state and county officials to make the arrangements to convert the old Brunswick Community Hospital into a regional V.A. Center?

    We are seeing an increase in the number of veterans living in Brunswick County and this can be one way to honor and serve them, by reducing the drive to Charleston, S.C., or Fayetteville.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • To the editor:

    I have forgotten the exact date, but in mid-September Barbara Stanley (no relation) had a letter published in The Beacon concerning the Bush administration and the awful mess he has gotten our country into.

    I would like to congratulate Ms. Stanley. Her letter was informative. She knows what is going on in the world and the people behind all the trouble our world is in. I wish all Americans knew as much as she does.

    Our country is bankrupt, and the dollar, or should I say Federal Reserve Note, is headed toward being worthless.

  • To the editor:

    In response to Joseph Pasulka of Southport—www.fairannexation.com (FAC) is the site you should join.

    At present, the site lists all North Carolina representatives who have or have not supported HR2367 bill for annexation moratorium.

    Sen. R.C. Soles (D) of District 8 refused to sign the request to Sen. Rand to send HR2367 annexation moratorium bill to the Senate floor. You can be mad at the mayor, and the both of us can be mad at Soles.

    Arthur Weisgerber

    Calabash

  • To the editor:

    In a few short weeks, we’ll have a new leader for our country and perhaps a new hope for getting out of Iraq.

    For nearly six of the eight years George Bush has been president, we’ve been at war. Hard to believe, isn’t it? We’ve done such a good job of ignoring it.

  • Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI), in collaboration with Faith Community Chapel on Sunset Harbor Road, Sunset Harbor, opened an additional center at the Chapel Fellowship Hall on Oct. 1.

    The program is named for Ellie Reilly who was recently killed in an automobile accident. For many years Ellie had advocated for the program. She knew of the impending opening before her death but did not live to see it.

    The center operates Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and, among other program features, will provide a nutritious meal.

  • There’s a first time for everything, and a journalist’s job is no exception.

    For the most part, my Mondays are the same week after week. Last Monday turned out to be different, which was a welcome change.

    I drove to Wilmington in hopes of covering Sen. John McCain’s local arrival and subsequent rally downtown. I made it to the airport in time to have my cameras and equipment swept, which was about an hour and a half before he did.

  • America and the global society are faced with a volatile market. There is no consciousness of the long term or the short-term effects of the economic crisis.

    Those who have a negative view of the economy believe the present crisis has the potential of being more devastating than the 1929 Great Depression because we now have an international economic system where all major economies can rise or fall based what happens in a country in which they may have little or no major influence.

  • To the editor:

    Elizabeth Dole has been in Washington for more than 40 years. She has collected millions of your hard earned tax dollars.

    When are you going to say to Elizabeth Dole you have had enough?

    Charles Johnson

    Supply

  • The air is a little cooler and the leaves are starting to fall. In Brunswick County, that means it time to celebrate the season with fall festivals.

    The next two weeks will be busy with the North Carolina Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle Beach and the Festival by the Sea at Holden Beach.

    People will flock like seagulls to the beaches to be part of the festivities. Both festivals will feature live music, food and craft vendors.

  • To the editor:

    I read the article in the Brunswick Beacon about the redesigning of the causeway (on Holden Beach). I was particularly interested in the start of the causeway between Wings and Exxon and Walgreen’s being built on the opposite corner.

    I am a property owner in the Holiday Haven development and am concerned about the congestion at that area. My proposal would be to put in a traffic circle, which would keep the traffic flowing at all times.

  • To the editor:

    I walked along Sunset Beach and Bird Island this morning and was amazed at the loss of sand dunes after our recent storms.

    Particularly distressing is the Kindred Spirit mailbox on Bird Island. The mailbox and bench are now inaccessible atop a large dune with no way to get to the location without a sheer climb up the 7-foot dune.

    I hope someone will relocate this wonderful Brunswick County beach tradition, enjoyed by residents and tourists alike, to a more accessible location on the beach.

    Carol DeLude

    Calabash

  • To the editor:

    For weeks, we have heard the Democrat theme about failed Bush policies causing the financial crisis.

    The truth is Obama and the Democrats are lying to the American people about the causes. This is all about home loans to people who could not afford them, with no financial review and nothing down, and Democrats pushing banks to do more. It started in the Carter years with the Community Reinvestment Act and helped along by ACORN’s attorney Obama winning a lawsuit against a bank because they were not making enough of these loans.