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Opinion

  • To the editor:

    Even with the current economic meltdown, there seems to be no end to those lawmakers who want to dip into our pockets.

    Of major concern is Senator Obama’s universal healthcare proposal for all. Who’s going to pay for this?

    Guess who?

    This tragic proposition seems to be a major goal of the Democrats. In fact, as a congresswoman, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi advocated federal funding for every child in the country, and there are many others who have chimed in with their versions of free healthcare.

  • To the editor:

    It concerns me that recent letter writers have so forgotten history they believe president Bush and Republicans are responsible for the financial crisis.

    This mess began when President Carter decided low-income Americans had to own their own homes, but he should have stuck to Habitat for Humanity homes for them. Unfortunately, he convinced his Congress to enact the first Affirmative

    Action Housing Law urging lenders to give loans to people who could not qualify to pay them.

  • To the editor:

    I read the article about Mr. Hill with great interest. Aside from the fact those closest to him and those exploiting him for his athletic abilities chose not to recognize the warning signs of his downward spiral, one must wonder why this young man’s story evokes such pity.

  • To the editor:

    Having almost 40 years experience in education, John Jones is an excellent candidate for the Brunswick County

    Board of Education.

    Having been a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent, Jones would be an asset for students and faculties. He is a Christian, husband, father and proud grandfather. He is a personable individual who is eager to serve the community.

    Jones is more than qualified and will be available to dedicate his expertise to all facets of quality education.

  • To the editor:

    Fifty-two years ago on Oct. 23, 1956, a small crack appeared on the mighty Soviet Union’s brutal hold of the Eastern Nations. At a rally in Budapest, Hungarians marched to their magnificent revolution. This small nation (about 10 million) found the incredible bravery to challenge the Soviet Union.

  • To the editor:

    In light of recent revelations regarding the illicit national voter registration drive by ACORN, I believe Democrats should become the pro-life Party.

    Currently proud to be the abortion party, Democrats sow the seeds of self-destruction. They facilitate the infant murder of potential party members; thus, they now have to rig voter registration to maintain membership.

  • 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.