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Friday, May 3, 2013
County hopefuls take tea party line
The tea party disciples, RoxAnne Christley and Al Bedrosian, must have felt quite at home at the April 25 Roanoke County Tea Party Forum.
But their opponents for the Republican nomination for county supervisor seats in Windsor Hills and Hollins districts probably felt a bit uncomfortable.
Statements by Christley like "United Nations has no place in Roanoke County . . . Agenda 21 [whatever that is] . . . no foreign or domestic enemy will infringe on our sovereignty" sound bizarre to anyone not familiar with the tea party rant.
Roanoke County's membership in ICLEI does seem to stir up the elements in the tea party who see enemies ready to take over Roanoke County for some sinister purpose.
Residents from the Windsor Hills District need to attend the PTA-sponsored forum on Tuesday at Oak Grove Elementary School to hear the views of our potential supervisors.
Attend, question and decide which candidate's views align more closely with yours.
Then vote in the party's firehouse primary on May 11. Not voting means a vote for the person you do not want as a Roanoke County supervisor.
In face of a threat, who do you call?
Re: Michael Abraham's commentary ("Yes, the government should take your gun away," April 20):
If Abraham or his family are being threatened in their home, I'm sure he will call 911 and ask that people (carrying guns) will come to help. I hope help arrives in time to save them from harm. Or perhaps he would prefer they show up without guns.
In celebration of burning fuel
Re: various articles, blog posts and other media reports pertaining to this past week's celebration of Earth Day:
Over the course of 40 years, Earth Day's focus has moved to global warming and, finally, "manmade climate change."
Instead of, or maybe in addition to, Earth Day, we should celebrate Human Achievement Day by turning on all the lights and driving around in our SUV's looking at them.
That way, we help to employ people in the auto, lighting, gasoline, road fuel and electrical infrastructure, restaurant (after all, we have to stop and eat), entertainment (we have to listen to something while we drive around), clothing (we can't drive around sightseeing without clothes on), tourism and various other industries associated with modern life.
The employed people can then pay their taxes, which in turn will support all the people on the government (taxpayer) dole.
Nominate Christley in Windsor Hills
Although I do not currently live in either the Hollins or Windsor Hills districts, and therefore cannot participate in the firehouse primary for the Republican nominees for board of supervisors May 11, I would like to offer my thoughts on one of these races because they do impact all of us in the county.
Our county is in need of common-sense individuals who are fiscally conscientious and able to make the difficult decisions that will affect all of us today and into the future. I believe that RoxAnne Christley not only fulfills these requirements, but would well represent my standards and beliefs as well as those of my family and friends.
I have known Christley for more than 11 years, and she has always exhibited honesty and integrity in her personal life.
She exemplifies total commitment to her family and has dedicated much of her time and energies to educating her children.
Her keen understanding of duty and responsibility are outmatched only by her enthusiasm and tenacity.
She well understands what it means to serve, and will be the best choice for the Windsor Hills seat on the board of supervisors.
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