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Saturday, July 6, 2013
Keep the memory of Gettysburg
“I could have taken no other course without dishonor. And if all were to be done over, I should act precisely in the same manner.” — Robert E. Lee
People from all walks of life gathered around Gettysburg, Pa., for the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the battle fought there in 1863.
For some, it’s a hobby; for some, the feelings run much deeper than that.
For some, it’s because there, 150 years ago, it was their great-great-grandfather who was to charge the center of the Union line.
Re-enactor Jake Jeanette said, “If we can pull these things off . . . . It’s going to be something to remember.” (“For re-enactors, Gettysburg is peak of hobby,” June 25 news story).
Let’s hope people will remember.
“We live in the present, we dream of the future, and we learn eternal truths from the past.” — Madame Chiang Kai-shek
Elect Cuccinelli for state economy
Candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli was in our area recently visiting with another small business, County Line Collision auto repair. I doubt there were any Green Tech cars in the shop, seeing as they still only have 78 employees in northern Mississippi and barely a car in sight one year removed from founder Terry McAuliffe’s promise of hundreds of “green jobs.” Thank goodness Virginians escaped this taxpayer-funded car wreck.
Rather than selling ill-conceived boondoggles fit for Captain Planet that are only viable with the support of taxpayer dollars, Cuccinelli has a simple, time-proven plan: Keep taxes low in the commonwealth, reduce the regulatory burden on small business and protect our right-to-work law. Businesses will open and stay open, and workers will find more work for better pay.
It’s quite simple: Cuccinelli is our choice if we want to avoid sending Virginia’s economy to the collision repair shop.
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