Anson Record- RSS OPINION Feed http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:07:05 EST 1800 Tips to keep our children safe http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152521233/Tips-to-keep-our-children-safe With springtime here and summer close, children are starting to spend time outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. With school out in the summertime, some children are even left home while parents work. Here are a few tips for you and your children to... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:16:54 EST Latest EPA regulations overstep bounds http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152480047/Latest-EPA-regulations-overstep-bounds All across the country last week, we joined together to celebrate National Agriculture Day and recognize the tremendous impact America's agriculture community has on our daily lives. From the fields to our kitchen tables, to the clothes we wear... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:16:53 EST A lack of respect from CSX http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/152515512/A-lack-of-respect-from-CSX The citizens living in the Lilesville community behind Hatcher's Park was held hostage by CSX Transportation Rail train on Friday for over 12 hours. The train blocked the crossing on Cowan Street for over 12 hours, preventing the citizens on the... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:16:52 EST My trip to Norlina http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152506818/My-trip-to-Norlina Come on and go to Norlina with me!Before you ask where Norlina is, and why should you want to go there, let me explain. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:16:51 EST Everyone should pay their county taxes http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/152380377/Everyone-should-pay-their-county-taxes I am on my soapbox today! I have just finished looking at and counting 10 pages (front and back) of names listed for unpaid taxes. No wonder our county has no money for anything. I wish I had the time to add up just how many thousands and maybe even a... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:46:57 EST Rep. Brody shares updates on state legislature http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152336455/Rep.-Brody-shares-updates-on-state-legislature Raleigh News Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:46:53 EST Opportunities abound for youth in 8th District http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152380656/Opportunities-abound-for-youth-in-8th-District When I'm in Washington, I work to advance policies that will boost our economy, reduce our debt, and bring jobs home to North Carolina. As soon as I finish attending committee hearings and voting, I make it a priority to return home to our... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:46:51 EST Enforcement-only policy means higher food prices http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152251851/Enforcement-only-policy-means-higher-food-prices A policy that could force food prices to rise as much as 6 percent should never be put on the table. As a nation, we expect better. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:36:54 EST What makes Obama’s actions ‘unprecedented’? http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/152200213/What-makes-Obamas-actions-unprecedented Are Obama's Executive Actions “unprecedented” as Representative Hudson so enthusiastically declares in The Anson Record in March 2015? Or is Mr Hudson simply playing out his part in the Republican plan to dismiss the will of... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:36:53 EST Netanyahu’s message is a timely one http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152251645/Netanyahus-message-is-a-timely-one Last week, I was honored to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress. As the Prime Minister entered the U.S. House chamber to deliver his speech, he received a warm bipartisan welcome. It was an incredible moment to... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:36:51 EST Senate leaders push to legalize discrimination http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152133438/Senate-leaders-push-to-legalize-discrimination This was a remarkable week indeed at the General Assembly. It is now clear that legislation supported by Senate leaders would allow public employees to refuse to provide state services based on race. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:46:54 EST Making a federal case of it http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152132858/Making-a-federal-case-of-it RALEIGH — The obvious problem with the cause often identified as “states' rights” is that it has sometimes been used to defend odious practices such as slavery and segregation. There's an even more basic problem, however,... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:46:53 EST More frustration with President Obama’s policies http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152131677/More-frustration-with-President-Obamas-policies More than three months ago, President Obama took unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. As I've said before, I do not agree with the president's executive actions on immigration, and I am... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:46:52 EST Time to bring back some help for low-wage workers http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/152010899/Time-to-bring-back-some-help-for-low-wage-workers Half the states in the country currently provide help for their low-wage workers with a state Earned Income Tax Credit patterned after the federal EITC that former President Ronald Reagan called the best anti-poverty program Congress ever... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:21:52 EST President Obama’s immigration amnesty is unconstitutional, illegal http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151998189/President-Obamas-immigration-amnesty-is-unconstitutional-illegal As you know, there is an ongoing debate over the legality of President Obama's unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. I stand firm in my belief that President Obama's actions are not only... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:21:51 EST A Black History Month Valentine http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151892162/A-Black-History-Month-Valentine Each February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month.There is an important, but seldom if ever mentioned, connective link. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:51:51 EST A productive Congress so far http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151891799/A-productive-Congress-so-far My colleagues and I in the U.S. House of Representatives have had a productive start to the 114th Congress. We've passed 42 bills — nearly all with bipartisan support — that deal with jobs, veterans' health care, energy... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:46:51 EST Remembering legendary UNC coach Dean Smith http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151757080/Remembering-legendary-UNC-coach-Dean-Smith Many words of praise have been sounded about Dean Smith, the iconic basketball coach at the University of North Carolina for 36 seasons, since his death on Saturday at age 83. Although much has been said, the trumpets could never sound too loud or too... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:36:54 EST McCrory’s uneven State of the State address http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151757729/McCrorys-uneven-State-of-the-State-address Governor Pat McCrory was all over the place in his State of the State speech Wednesday night in an address that was long and oddly disjointed, full of lengthy and detailed homespun anecdotes about water fountains and student teaching, while lacking... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:36:53 EST President’s budget poses more problems http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/151751177/Presidents-budget-poses-more-problems We've all heard the phrase, “If you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.” Unfortunately, when President Obama unearthed his budget proposal this week, we were reminded that this common sense advice too often falls on deaf ears in... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:36:52 EST