Tag: politics

Dear Editor: The break-in (orchestrated by only a small percentage of bad apples) was criminal and outrageous. Despite media sensationalism depicting it as a major riot, here is what I did see: • No wholesale violence • No obscene graffiti • No arson • No government vehicles nor police cars nor emergency vehicles with windows...
Dear Editor: My thanks to Charles Landis of Onancock for his response in the Dec. 25 issue of the ES Post on the subject of the Electoral College (EC). I would only point out that the sole purpose of the EC is to select the best persons for the offices...
Dear Editor: President Martin Van Buren was rudely nicknamed “His Rotundency” by his detractors because of his ample waist. Likewise, John Tyler was derisively referred to as “His Accidency,” upon his ascendance to the presidency following William Henry Harrison’s death after just 30 days in office. If, on January 20, Joe Biden...
Dear Editor: In light of the results of the presidential elections of 2016 and 2020 there has come a call in the national media to abandon the Electoral College as confused and  outdated, while adopting presidential election by direct popular vote. This idea was seriously considered by the Philadelphia Convention...
Dear Editor: I tolerated 44 (Obama) for eight years and kept quiet. Here is my issue with the whole, “let us all be a United States again” that we heard from Joe Biden. For the last four-plus years, the Democrats have gone scorched earth. You have salted the fields and now you...
Dear Editor: This is in response to Al McKegg’s op-ed of Nov. 20. With all due respect, I feel compelled to respond to its inaccuracies and incompleteness. First, Nixon’s crime occurred after being elected, and he did not “coordinate burglaries,” though he did cover up the fact that one burglary, previously...
Dear Editor: Regarding the election, it is winding down, but we will see how it goes and any changes. Also, a very warm welcome to Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. I sure hope Gov. Northam complies with the mask mandates preached about on television with small groups and enforces...
Dear Editor: Scott Taylor’s campaign staff attempted to rig the election in 2017 by getting folks to sign forms so that Shaun Brown would be included in the election. He hoped that this would take votes away from Congresswoman Elaine Luria. Scott says that he knew about the effort; however,...
Dear Editor: Please see the speech below by Rep. Clay Higgins. It is so on-target; Democrats have been talking impeachment ever since President Trump was elected. They thought Clinton had the election in the bag. “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have descended into the belly of the beast. I have witnessed...
Dear Editor: Political elections can be contentious times and this past election cycle certainly proved that to be true. Our country and local community appear to be sharply divided along political lines. But there are times when those lines blur and Tuesday’s rainy election morning was just one of those...