Anson Record- RSS OPINION Feed http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:08:52 EST 1800 President should put down veto pen, work with Congress http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151471672/President-should-put-down-veto-pen-work-with-Congress As you know, last week President Obama addressed the nation in his annual State of the Union speech to lay out his agenda for the year ahead. I was honored to have Cabarrus County Sherriff Brad Riley as my guest to represent all of North... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:36:52 EST Free speech faces threats http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151503735/Free-speech-faces-threats RALEIGH — Freedom of speech is one of the core values of a free society. It ought to be appreciated and protected by Americans across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it is not. And while no party or faction is immune from the temptation... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:36:51 EST It’s not the president’s job to create laws http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151347426/Its-not-the-presidents-job-to-create-laws It's hard to forget the first job you ever had and the invaluable lessons it embeds in your mind. For me, my first job was working construction every summer with my father. I'd be lying to you if I said I woke up every day itching to get... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:26:52 EST Leaving proudly, but not with enthusiasm http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151392597/Leaving-proudly-but-not-with-enthusiasm “Fired with enthusiasm.” Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:26:51 EST President Obama’s acts are unconstitutional http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151177213/President-Obamas-acts-are-unconstitutional Like you, I am absolutely outraged at President Obama's “my way or no way” approach to the serious issues facing our nation. From unilaterally picking and choosing which parts of Obamacare to enforce, to enacting sweeping illegal... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:46:51 EST Rep. Brody shares news from November-December http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151160616/Rep.-Brody-shares-news-from-November-December District news Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:46:51 EST Compromise keeps government open http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151182315/Compromise-keeps-government-open All North Carolinians deserve to know when their local governments hold special meetings or plan public hearings. State lawmakers have a unique opportunity this year to preserve that right and save cities and counties some money in the... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:30:39 EST Excitement for a new year — and new government http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151084182/Excitement-for-a-new-year--and-new-government First off, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year! I always look forward with optimism to the possibilities and opportunities a new year brings. The new year is like a blank canvas - a fresh start and a chance to plan... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:07:04 EST Another reason to celebrate our connection to the movies http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151102824/Another-reason-to-celebrate-our-connection-to-the-movies North Carolina loves its connections to the production of movies and television programs. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:06:04 EST A look back at N.C. Senate term http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150988661/A-look-back-at-N.C.-Senate-term As this term in the N.C. Senate comes to a close, I want to thank you for the privilege of serving and working for you. While in office my priorities have not wavered — to be a strong voice for our five-county rural district, to support policies... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:26:07 EST Reflecting on the 113th Congress http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151039267/Reflecting-on-the-113th-Congress It's hard to believe that we've reached the end of my first term serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nearly two years ago, when I placed my hand on the Bible and was sworn in as your representative with my wife Renee by my... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:22:12 EST Holding on to our humanity http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150892009/Holding-on-to-our-humanity “What is our tolerance for brutality?” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:25:13 EST There is a Law higher than man http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/150889379/There-is-a-Law-higher-than-man This comes in response to the killing of the young man in Ferguson, Mo., and killings of “unarmed” men in other states by law enforcement officers. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:25:11 EST I work for you — not President Obama http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150889196/I-work-for-you--not-President-Obama Our country is at a critical crossroads, and we must ensure that when we face the tough choices, we are making fiscally responsible, intelligent decisions to promote more good-paying jobs, to move our economy forward, and to make life better for folks... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:24:09 EST We need solutions, not bipartisanship http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150809070/We-need-solutions-not-bipartisanship I know you're fed up with the news coming out of Washington. From unilateral executive actions, to costly and inefficient regulations, it seems government bureaucrats are more focused on pushing their own agendas than working together to focus... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:52:07 EST I’m going to see the King! http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/150786871/Im-going-to-see-the-King The Women of West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 4557 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, are having a “Married, Single, Separated and Divorced” Women's Conference on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. We are encouraging women of all... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:51:09 EST New sheriff brings new hopes, dreams, vision http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/150770480/New-sheriff-brings-new-hopes-dreams-vision On Dec. 1, 2014 Anson County swore in its first African-American sheriff. This was a day of celebration because it showed the modernization of an area that has grown beyond its past limitations, and has moved progressively on a new trajectory. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:51:06 EST In love with a sociopathic dog http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150816715/In-love-with-a-sociopathic-dog “Hey, come here, will you? Quick. The dead stuff is over here. Let me show you.”These are the thoughts of Solo, a German shepherd that loves his job. His job is finding the lost remains of dead humans. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:49:09 EST Borders should be secured before immigration reform http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150719060/Borders-should-be-secured-before-immigration-reform Like you, I am absolutely outraged at President Obama's “my way or no way” approach to the serious issues facing our nation. From unilaterally rewriting his signature health care law, to enacting sweeping illegal amnesty policies,... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:20:11 EST