NEWS AND OPINIONS — February 28, 2019

Reading the newspaper: Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. (from here)

NEWS AND OPINION PIECES PERTINENT TO THE FAMILY

Emergency declaration looms over 2020 election (washingtonexaminer.com) — Why is this relevant to the family? If nothing else, large numbers of illegal immigrants increase the cost of the public schools. The children of illegal immigrants often speak English poorly, at best, and they are of poorly prepared to begin school. In addition, the taxes they pay don’t cover the increased costs.

Anti-abortion group seeks to make Democrats pay for vote on abortion survivors (washingtonexaminer.com, 1 Mar)

Parents, schools struggle against cyberbullying (insidenova.com, 1 Mar) — Kind of what you would expect. When someone starts harassing our children, we need to calm them and tell them what to do, like how to block a bully’s phone number.

RICHMOND BEAT: LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats (bristowbeat.com, 28 Feb) — While one should question their judgement, no one can fault LGBTQ advocates for a lack of perseverance.

Loudoun County School Board narrowly passes equal opportunity statement including sexual orientation, LGBTQ identities  (loudountimes.com, 27 Feb) — How is a republic to work? Government exists to protect everyone’s rights. That is, we live and let live. We don’t force our beliefs upon each other. Is sex real? Are there actual differences between men and women? Are “gender” differences real? Are there really 70 different genders? Is it government’s job to teach children to believe in and approve of gender differences?

House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall  (starexponent.com, 26 Feb)

2019 ELECTION NEWS

Rich Anderson announces campaign for 51st District seat  (insidenova.com, 28 Feb) — Anderson has launched a campaign to retake the seat he lost in the last election.

Former 51st Delegate Rich Anderson Announces Run for Former Seat (bristowbeat.com, 28 Feb)

Former delegate Rich Anderson announces bid for Virginia’s 51st District (princewilliamtimes.com, 28 Feb)

Opinion

Is gender instruction part of sex education? (washingtonexaminer.com, 1 Mar) — Some people will use any ambiguity in the law as an excuse to do what they want to do.

EDITORIAL: General Assembly begins efforts to rein in tuition (fredericksburg.com, 1 Mar) — The way the current system works is that our government gives lots of money to school administrators to spend. Why? Education lobbies lobby for the money and fund political campaigns. Therefore, in spite of all the money our government spends on education the cost of an is increasing, and our legislators can’t figure out a way to control the cost.

A view of the sanctity of life through the eyes of a grandparent  (starexponent.com, 1 Mar) — Written by the Rev. Dalton Lilly. He is with Narrow Road Ministries in Chancellorsville.

Editorial: 2019 General Assembly  (starexponent.com, 27 Feb) — Brief rundown on what came out of the General Assembly this year.

 

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