Anson Record- RSS opinion Feed http://ansonrecord.com/section/opinion http://ansonrecord.com/section/opinion Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:13:38 EST 1800 Taxpayers footing the bill for losing battle http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150152359/Taxpayers-footing-the-bill-for-losing-battle North Carolina's top legislative leaders are fighting a losing battle, and taxpayers are still footing the bill. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:05:19 EST Repealing Obamacare remains a priority http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150128520/Repealing-Obamacare-remains-a-priority I don't think I need to tell you that we face a lot of challenges as a nation right now. At home, wages remain stagnant while the cost of living continues to rise, leaving our families struggling to make ends meet. Abroad, we see a world... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:03:14 EST Preparations under way for new sheriff http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150062377/Preparations-under-way-for-new-sheriff On Aug. 4, I began meeting on a regular basis with new Sheriff-elect Landric Reid, to help orientate him into his new job he will begin on Dec. 1. A transition plan has been put together by myself and my staff to help give Sheriff Reid both an overall... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:26:06 EST I’m here to serve you http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150061740/Im-here-to-serve-you It is truly an honor to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives. You all sent me to Washington to be principled conservative who is willing to work across the aisle and fight for you and your priorities. I've worked hard not only to... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:25:07 EST Will American ground troops be sent to fight ISIS? http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50805560/Will-American-ground-troops-be-sent-to-fight-ISIS With the United States dropping bombs on yet another Muslim country, we might benefit from a close look at President Obama's anti–Islamic State strategy. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:45:12 EST Celebrating the power of women in our district http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50805273/Celebrating-the-power-of-women-in-our-district Last week, my wife, Renee, and I hosted a Women's Symposium to highlight the tremendously positive impact women have on our economy and our communities and unite local leaders to discuss ideas that advance opportunities and return... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:40:31 EST Clean drinking water should not be taken for granted http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50670398/Clean-drinking-water-should-not-be-taken-for-granted The coal ash problem in North Carolina was here long before the Dan River spill in February. This is a decades old problem — one that should not take decades to correct. Senate Bill 729, the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, passed, making North... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:51:04 EST Working hard in Washington for our district http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50725117/Working-hard-in-Washington-for-our-district I ran for Congress so I could fight for the people of North Carolina's Eighth District. Like so many of you, I felt like Washington was not listening to us and our government was at a standstill, paralyzed by partisanship and politics. Since my... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:50:08 EST New lessons from old wars http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50646167/New-lessons-from-old-wars At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:51:06 EST We shouldn’t wait for terrorist attacks before taking action http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50636092/We-shouldnt-wait-for-terrorist-attacks-before-taking-action Last week marked a very solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that evil exists around the world. On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States of America fell victim to the most horrific terrorist attack in our history — an attack spurred by... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:48:05 EST N.C. is on cusp of ‘unleashing’ natural energy resources http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50555689/N.C.-is-on-cusp-of-unleashing-natural-energy-resources With the days still hot in North Carolina, it's hard to imagine turning on the heat, but winter's cold temperatures could bring increased demand for natural gas and increased energy costs for our families. I regularly hear concerns from... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:08:13 EST Rep. Brody shares latest from Raleigh http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50536828/Rep.-Brody-shares-latest-from-Raleigh Raleigh NewsCoal Ash BillOne of the last pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was a Senate and House compromise plan to close all N.C. coal ash ponds. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:06:15 EST Help save Anson’s property values http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/50561957/Help-save-Ansons-property-values I am glad to see Rep Richard Hudson so concerned about our local real estate values! I hope and pray he opposes the industrial-strength hydraulic mining of natural gas known as “fracking” here locally to be sold via pipelines to other... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:05:15 EST Sheriff provides answers to FAQs http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50453237/Sheriff-provides-answers-to-FAQs A day does not go by that I don't answer a half a dozen or more questions from individuals about what they can or cannot do; or how to go about doing something relating to an activity of the Sheriff's Office. Over the years I have put... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:41:19 EST Upcoming fall season hopefully will bring change http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50486414/Upcoming-fall-season-hopefully-will-bring-change Wow. I cannot believe how fast time flies. As we head into Labor Day, I hate to see summer end, but I'm excited to think about back to school, football season gearing up, and a little break from the heat. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:38:11 EST Back to school and back to the legislature http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50352346/Back-to-school-and-back-to-the-legislature As our schools are set to begin the new school year, students are both nervous and excited, parents are encouraging their children and helping them get ready, backpacks are filled with school supplies, teachers are getting classrooms and lesson plans... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:07:17 EST We should follow Churchill’s advice for dealing with ISIS http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50400632/We-should-follow-Churchills-advice-for-dealing-with-ISIS Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:06:08 EST