Oak Hill Road
still needs work
Despite the commendable job your Street Dept. employees do patching Oak Hill Road it is past time to repave it. That road is just as important as your city streets. Also the berm on the northside needs scraped off so the water runs in the ditch not down the road. At some point the city wanted it, they annexed it, now take care of it.
Protect the Second Amendment
If you value your right to keep and bear arms (Second Amendment), vote President Obama out. His allies need their walking papers as well, Hillary Clinton, the “Brady Bunch,” Eric Holder, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; tv’s biased media can’t be voted out, so don’t watch them. Don’t read the New York Times or the Washington Post. You can’t be brainwashed if you don’t buy into it.
If you think common sense prevails naturally, hold on.
An ancient oak tree fell on a passing motorist in Great Falls, Va., killing the driver. The Post noted that the “killer oak” shouldn’t be the only one cut down. That the community would be safer without them. The debate continues. This example is a bit off subject. I would submit that the tree falling was an accident.
You can’t legislate against evil, madness or accidents.
There are people who don’t own guns or don’t want them in their homes. That’s fine. But for those of us who do, I want to keep mine and have the choice of use if “push comes to shove” and be able to defend myself in a life or death situation.
Like a buddy of mine once said, “I’ll take my chances with a jury of my peers and I might go to prison, but I can’t come back from the grave.”
Larry R. Vaught
President’s job is to keep us safe
Both Romney and Obama campaigns have resurrected the old political phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid!” invented decades ago by some politician. Everybody knows it is true, right? Unfortunately, the fact that everyone knows something does not make it true. The President’s job is national security. If he fails to protect it, all his other successes are for nothing. If he succeeds in protecting it, all his other failures will count for little. Jesus put it succinctly in the New Testament, “For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his own soul?”
The importance of national security does not depend upon what voters think, it is immutable, like the law of gravity. No matter how many people thought the Earth was flat at one time, did it actually affect the Earth? Not at all.
The voters may choose a president based on his economic work, or his good looks, or his height, or any other thing they think proper. But the fact is, they ignore national security at their peril. I am sure the radical Islamists are laughing out loud that the American President thinks more of his re-election than he does of the safety of Americans at home and abroad.