The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 1, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

The Register-Herald

Greenbrier voters must reject school bond levy

On Oct. 5, the voters of Greenbrier County have a opportunity to lower their property taxes by voting against the school bond (levy).

I think it is time we start to take steps to give ourselves some relief from being taxed into poverty. One must remember that the school system has been getting an increase in money because of the property reappraisal.

Before you vote, ask yourself this question: How long has it been since the government did something that was good for me?

Randy M. Shuck

Meadow Bridge

U.S. Senate seat is not a lifetime job

I have been watching the news and the people in the United States better get their heads out of the sand.

Every state knows who they got in the Senate. If they can’t talk to each other, send them home and stop their checks. Let them see if they can find a job. They have been sitting on their (butts) doing nothing too long.

We need to be able to take them out anytime we want to fix it, so it’s not a lifetime job unless you do what the people want.

Grover L. Adkins

Oak Hill

Is Obama lying about his health care plan?

Yesterday, I heard Barack Hussein Obama say that with his health plan, I could get health coverage for less than my cell phone bill. Considering that I am paying more than $400 a month for health coverage now, and my cell phone bill is $30, that makes me very, very happy! I can’t wait to switch over!

He must be some sort of magician to do that, or, maybe, he is just so smart that he devised a way, or ... wait, he wouldn’t be lying, again, would he?

Daniel Wright


Never be complacent with nation’s security

In the eyes of the world and our enemies, our country is down economically and our security policy is complacent. We are seen as weak and a paper tiger militarily in this administration.

We have become complacent with the dangers our country faces. We were once feared and revered as a superpower nation for standing our ground, backing our soldiers and finishing something once we are involved. Now our country gets involved in civil wars and wars they don’t want to call wars, such as Vietnam, and our young men and women perish and our country bails with no purpose or reason for going.

We go without knowing the mission or solving it, we don’t back our military or soldiers, we bail and the country, our soldiers and their families mostly carry the burden when they come home.

We are lax on security when actors, entertainers go siding with anti-American countries and our country should say “Don’t Bother Coming Back”. When citizens are watched more than people in security positions, that’s why military and security information is getting out.

Hacking from foreign and domestic positions is accomplished because our government is complacent with security or military information. Sept. 11 taught us not to be complacent that we must be vigilant, prepared with security, military and with intelligent security information on those, in and out of our country, that would harm our country or our citizens.

Never forget.

Carole Williams

Shady Spring