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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Help is availablefor injured wildlife
Spring is “baby season” for those of us who continue to provide care to Virginia’s orphaned and injured wildlife.
During this time, take caution when driving, since the animals are very active.
If you see an injured or orphaned animal, please contact the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue center for assistance.
Roanoke Wildlife Rescue is still operating and accepting animals. Several volunteers throughout the valley who are trained to rehabilitate and release animals are licensed by the Virginia Game and Inland Fishery.
Visit roanokewildlife.org for contact information and directions as well as tips on what to do if you encounter an injured animal.
A last line of defenseagainst tyranny
Re: David Goode letter (“It isn’t guns that protect freedom,” April 5 Pick of the day):
Laws, not rights, are man-made. Rights, as contained in the Bill of Rights, are endowed by our creator and as such are unalienable.
Goode states that guns don’t protect the Constitution, and I would agree up to a point. Citizen participation through the ballot box is the preferred method to address our grievances. He also states “the pen is mightier than the sword.” But what happens when the pen is writing untruths?
What happens when the government reneges on its social contract with the people and ignores the Constitution and the will of the people? What happens when a government becomes tyrannical in nature?
At that point, Goode’s conclusion that we assert our rights, such as self-defense, through our government is unrealistic and unworkable.
If our social contract with government is broken, we have the right to abolish that government, even if it is the last resort.
In that light, I agree with Pat Webb (“Our right to survive,” March 28 commentary). The Second Amendment assures our other rights, even if it’s only a threat.
Weather JournalRain is here; watching for snow