Letters to the Editor

Who makes the rules these days?

“Don’t run with scissors in your hand!” “Don’t drive your car on the sidewalk!” “Do not steal your neighbor’s property!” “Get a permit to fix your roof!” “Get a license to fix lawnmowers!” “Cut your grass!” Who makes those laws? The prerogative powers once ...

Fighting to protect our healthcare

I’d like to know why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fighting harder to protect my healthcare than Senators Capito and Manchin and Rep. McKinley are? I’m sure it’s nice for my elected officials to pat themselves on the back for “trying to lower prescription medication prices,” but they ...

Celebrate 50th Earth Day Monday

April 22 marks a half century of celebrating Earth Days, but do we observe it? Beyond Earth Day there is a growing national debate over the Green New Deal. We can each do our part by reducing our driving, use of electricity, and consumption of animals. Why the attack on meat and dairy? A ...

NWTF annual event deemed a success

The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation recently held their annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet at the Gandy Dancer in Elkins. The NWTF’S primary fundraiser is the annual banquets held throughout the nation, with funding to be used to conduct Hunting Heritage ...

Gag rule may have a negative impact

I am writing this letter to show my strong opposition to the gag rule that has been released, and if implemented, would negatively affect health care for millions of Americans. The gag rule would force health care professionals to withhold specific information from their patients. As a family ...

Annexation effort prompts questions

I wrote in this column back in September about a sign ordinance violation, and that Coca Cola sign is still there. Well, that same sign ordinance was the first thing mentioned when the annexation meeting opened up to the floor. The meeting was ruckus, a lot of questions and few clear ...

Beverly candidate is making history

History was made the day local resident Becky Arbogast turned in her registration to run for an elected position in the upcoming 2019 municipal election in Beverly. As a resident of the Beverly Manor situated at the east end of town — and wholly within corporate limits — Arbogast is the ...

What is America’s biggest problem?

For over 240 years, brave men and women have risked life and limb to defend our country against all enemies, domestic and foreign, and they’re still doing it today, but there’s a problem. Today, America’s biggest enemy is not Vladimir Putin, Kim Jon-un or Iran’s leader Hassan ...

Vietnam veterans still feel forgotten

To our local elected and appointed officials, the Vietnam War is over and to be forgotten. Did you know that March 29 was Vietnam War Veterans Day and your chance to say “welcome home”? If you were around when Johnny came marching home from Vietnam, you might remember that his reception ...

Weeping, wailing over Mueller report

I was sitting in the living room Sunday afternoon watching a little golf on TV and just generally lounging when I thought I heard an unfamiliar noise outside. We live about 60 feet from the highway and there are lots of noises every day. We recognize most of them by the sound, my wife many more ...

Comparing lists of politicians’ missteps

Good grief, here we go again! So, Robert Ware recently sent another letter to The Inter-Mountain and everything he said just makes me roll my eyes at the blatant blindness he has more than accepted and embraced as his reality. He calls Democrats every nasty thing he could think of that ...

Blaming the rich for every problem

Have you noticed how many politicians seem to have a PH.D in advancing the evolution of blame? I guess it’s human nature to seek scapegoats to blame when things don’t go our way. A recent opinion letter laid out a scenario that rich people are the blame for West Virginia’s current ...

Reader: You can’t buy an education

First, let’s get something straight: You cannot buy an education. You can buy books and materials, construct a building and pay teachers, but no amount of money has ever bought anyone an education. Education is rarely fun, but it is always rewarding. The suppression of these truths is part ...

New school funding formula is discussed

Last Thursday night I went to the Randolph County Town Hall to hear gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith speak about his hopes for West Virginia. The evening started with a potluck dinner where Mr. Smith made his rounds eating and talking with residents. He spent quite a bit of time with ...

Advocating on behalf of small businesses

Shortly after President Trump swore her in as US Small Business Administrator, Linda McMahon vowed to meet as many small business owners and their employees as she could. As their advocate in Washington, it has been of paramount importance the Administrator hears directly from our local ...

Tumultuous times in modern history

Americans are living in one of the most tumultuous times in our modern history. Even 50 years ago most Americans were engaged, supportive and pro-USA. The average high school graduate had at the very least a working knowledge of our Constitution, Bill of Rights and American history. Most ...

Voters snookered and mesmerized?

Last Saturday in a letter to the editor published in this newspaper Mr. Robert Ware introduced us to a sobering fact — the Democrats want to destroy my America and they will sacrifice everything and anyone to get it done. Don’t wonder why Mr. Ware and I think this way. Don’t stare in ...

Will Trump spark moral revolution?

There’s only one way to describe the mainstream media; vile, disgusting and flagrantly dishonest. Nothing proves my point better than the Jesse Smollett ruse. When Smollett’s alleged attack went public, he immediately became the mainstream media’s darling. After all, his story had it all, ...

What do Dems really stand for?

Let me state my thesis up front. What do the Democrats stand for? It amazes me how bad the partisan politics has gotten in this country. The Democrats are going nuts right now thinking about President Trump. Have you ever ridden in a speeding car with a raging drunk at the wheel? Yes, ...

Candidate for governor to visit

“WV Can’t Wait!” is the theme 2020 gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith has chosen for his campaign, and we agree, we can’t wait! Stephen believes he can bring real positive change to West Virginia by focusing on what we have in common and working with and fighting for those who feel ...