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Letter: Dispelling a few myths (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to thank Mathews School Board members for showing courage to change the name of Lee-Jackson School. Board members risked future re-election and insult for their…
Letter: Thou shall not change history (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’m not liking how things are going right here in Virginia. Everything has been so nice and peaceful to the point where everyone was kind and friendly to…
Letter: The real question is tolerance (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I believe the tail is wagging the dog: that is, a very small minority, but very vocal, is driving the monument controversy … and dare I say it,…
Letter: Confederate statue must be taken down (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Civil War statute in Mathews is a constant reminder of the oppression and treason perpetrated by the rebellious South. The members of the Confederate Army were traitors…
Letter: Often the only grave markers they’ll have (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Monuments mean different things to different people, and much depends on what they have been taught by their families and by the school system. The fact remains that…
Letter: ‘To be free … respects … the freedom of others’ (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As an aging white Virginian, I’m thankful Mathews School Board dropped the “Lee-Jackson” name. Schools named after Confederate generals bring me no solace. Like “rebel” flags, it’s my…
Letter: Has the law been changed? (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It is claimed that charges against certain people in Portsmouth for defacing and damaging public property should not have been brought. And that the chief of police should…
Letter: A few steps away from tyranny (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Last week, a well-educated friend of mine posted on Facebook, “If you don’t wear the mask, you are not only selfish but also dangerous.” So I asked him…
Letter: JFK would be proud (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A letter (“Not the party of JFK,” Aug. 20 Readers Write) implied that the Democratic Party condones, tolerates and encourages rioting, looting, burning and aborting babies. This is…
Letter: Where is your plan? (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Dear Mr. Wittman, I understand you and your party have voted to repeal or undermine Affordable Care Act many times. The number I am hearing is more than…
Letter: An ill wind (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We are currently witnessing our government attempt to do the impossible—borrow and spend the country into prosperity. Unfortunately, at this point in time, the government has virtually backed…
Editorial: Some good words (8/19/2020) - Power’s on When the power goes out, who gets the call? A couple of weeks ago, power went out widely as Tropical Storm Isaias blew through Tidewater. With more tropical…
Letter: They deserve our utmost respect (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: With so many comments about moving or taking down Gloucester’s confederate monument, I wanted to make this point. We have a monument honoring a Gloucester African American Union…
Letter: Why keep reminders of hate? (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Gloucester has been extremely insensitive to the issues at hand regarding racism. We all know the truth. It begins with the Confederate monument in the middle of our…
Letter: Lee-Jackson’s legacy (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette Journal: Its original structure destroyed: its name may be changed. Yet the factually based education, truths and life lessons learned from its outstanding, dedicated teachers will endure. They…
Letter: Online learning (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My daughter graduated from Christopher Newport University this past spring with the last portion being online. CNU is not set up for online learning just like Mathews and…
Letter: An act of kindness (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This is a letter that is long overdue. I hope you will consider publishing it or the facts of the event in some form because it was so…
Letter: Christians should vote (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Some Christians don’t vote because they feel there are no perfect candidates. Jesus had a similar situation when He was physically on earth choosing leaders for His church.…
Letter: Not the party of JFK (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’m a very opinionated person. That said, I believe there is a sickness in this county that is a lot more dangerous than COVID-19. It’s called “Democrats.” They…
Letter: Again, what am I missing? (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In a previous letter to the editor, I asked, “What am I missing?” A recent correspondent to this forum questioned the premise of my letter, as well as…
Letter: Virus will run its course (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am struck by how sincerely committed some of our neighbors are in their belief for the efficacy of wearing a mask. For some folks to choose not…
Letter: Be sure they reflect your values (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: What this country is going through right now is totally unbelievable. I was born 85 years ago, served in the military for 30 years with another 23 years…
Letter: How a vital part of your car was born (8/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Are you familiar with a person named Mary Anderson? If not, I would like to familiarize you with her now. Ms. Mary Elizabeth Anderson was born on Feb.…
Editorial: Keep it brief (8/12/2020) - Please don’t get us wrong: We want your opinions. We value them. But more and more, we’ve been inundated with letters to the editor that are as long as some…
Editorial: Anniversaries to remember (8/12/2020) - What a game changer is 2020. Occasionally an event occurs that transforms America. It may be shocking, such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, or it may inspire great relief,…