Anson Record- RSS OPINION Feed http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION Sat, 1 Nov 2014 01:57:17 EST 1800 N.C. economy isn’t stuck in limbo http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150311557/N.C.-economy-isnt-stuck-in-limbo RALEIGH — Which picture of North Carolina's recent past is more accurate? I'll call the two alternatives Tar Heel Limbo and Tar Heel Heaven. (And, no, I'm not referring to the fake-class scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill. That's... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:41:08 EST Protecting the ‘Made in USA’ label http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150310725/Protecting-the-Made-in-USA-label There is no doubt that American-made products are the best products in the world and American workers are second to none when it comes to hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. When you purchase products Made in USA, you are guaranteed the utmost... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:36:15 EST Dishonest congressmen http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/150310655/Dishonest-congressmen Last year, about 20 percent of U.S. representatives conspired to assault our government by refusing to pass any budget that could be accepted by their colleagues and the Senate. The U.S. Constitution requires that all spending bills originate in the... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:30:12 EST Libertarian Republicans seek to eliminate state, federal programs http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/150284330/Libertarian-Republicans-seek-to-eliminate-state-federal-programs A candidate for the U.S. Senate, Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, Mr. Thom Tillis, sits on the governing board of the nonprofit organization, American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:26:16 EST Rating the U.S. response to Ebola http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150233695/Rating-the-U.S.-response-to-Ebola In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we've witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second healthcare worker to contract the disease was able to board a... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:03:14 EST A 60s radical comes back with conservative allies http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150236511/A-60s-radical-comes-back-with-conservative-allies Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:01:16 EST Rep. Brody shares September events http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150199233/Rep.-Brody-shares-September-events District News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:11 EST Taxpayers footing the bill for losing battle http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150152359/Taxpayers-footing-the-bill-for-losing-battle North Carolina's top legislative leaders are fighting a losing battle, and taxpayers are still footing the bill. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:05:19 EST Repealing Obamacare remains a priority http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150128520/Repealing-Obamacare-remains-a-priority I don't think I need to tell you that we face a lot of challenges as a nation right now. At home, wages remain stagnant while the cost of living continues to rise, leaving our families struggling to make ends meet. Abroad, we see a world... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:03:14 EST Preparations under way for new sheriff http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150062377/Preparations-under-way-for-new-sheriff On Aug. 4, I began meeting on a regular basis with new Sheriff-elect Landric Reid, to help orientate him into his new job he will begin on Dec. 1. A transition plan has been put together by myself and my staff to help give Sheriff Reid both an overall... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:26:06 EST I’m here to serve you http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150061740/Im-here-to-serve-you It is truly an honor to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives. You all sent me to Washington to be principled conservative who is willing to work across the aisle and fight for you and your priorities. I've worked hard not only to... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:25:07 EST Will American ground troops be sent to fight ISIS? http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50805560/Will-American-ground-troops-be-sent-to-fight-ISIS With the United States dropping bombs on yet another Muslim country, we might benefit from a close look at President Obama's anti–Islamic State strategy. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:45:12 EST Celebrating the power of women in our district http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50805273/Celebrating-the-power-of-women-in-our-district Last week, my wife, Renee, and I hosted a Women's Symposium to highlight the tremendously positive impact women have on our economy and our communities and unite local leaders to discuss ideas that advance opportunities and return... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:40:31 EST Clean drinking water should not be taken for granted http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50670398/Clean-drinking-water-should-not-be-taken-for-granted The coal ash problem in North Carolina was here long before the Dan River spill in February. This is a decades old problem — one that should not take decades to correct. Senate Bill 729, the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, passed, making North... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:51:04 EST Working hard in Washington for our district http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50725117/Working-hard-in-Washington-for-our-district I ran for Congress so I could fight for the people of North Carolina's Eighth District. Like so many of you, I felt like Washington was not listening to us and our government was at a standstill, paralyzed by partisanship and politics. Since my... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:50:08 EST New lessons from old wars http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50646167/New-lessons-from-old-wars At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:51:06 EST We shouldn’t wait for terrorist attacks before taking action http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50636092/We-shouldnt-wait-for-terrorist-attacks-before-taking-action Last week marked a very solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that evil exists around the world. On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States of America fell victim to the most horrific terrorist attack in our history — an attack spurred by... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:48:05 EST N.C. is on cusp of ‘unleashing’ natural energy resources http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50555689/N.C.-is-on-cusp-of-unleashing-natural-energy-resources With the days still hot in North Carolina, it's hard to imagine turning on the heat, but winter's cold temperatures could bring increased demand for natural gas and increased energy costs for our families. I regularly hear concerns from... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:08:13 EST Rep. Brody shares latest from Raleigh http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50536828/Rep.-Brody-shares-latest-from-Raleigh Raleigh NewsCoal Ash BillOne of the last pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was a Senate and House compromise plan to close all N.C. coal ash ponds. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:06:15 EST Help save Anson’s property values http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/50561957/Help-save-Ansons-property-values I am glad to see Rep Richard Hudson so concerned about our local real estate values! I hope and pray he opposes the industrial-strength hydraulic mining of natural gas known as “fracking” here locally to be sold via pipelines to other... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:05:15 EST