Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Columns

February 4, 2013

Drugs, guns, moonshine, more

(Continued)

— On state troopers taking out a moonshine still in McDowell County:

• Oh good Lord — Carly M.

• What a shame — Tiffany S.

• Oh God ... Good job ... — John N.

• Never thought that was still being made — Kim M

• How sad :( Linda F.

• “Dern,” I was hoping to see someone from McDowell County on the moonshiners series! — Mary V.

• I’m more afraid of dopeheads than I am moonshine drinkers — Don Z.

• That’s a pretty good idea to use water heater elements to cook the mash. Hmmm. LOL — Chris S.

On a Raleigh County sheriff saying he won’t enforce federal gun laws:

• He is following what many law officials are doing. Our federal government is not abiding by the Second Amendment ...  — Tammy S.

• I agree with the sheriff! Obama should fix the economy and stop destroying our Constitution — Drew F.

• The question would be if he can do it because he is in law enforcement, then why can the public not pick and choose the laws it wants to follow? They are there for a reason, like it or not, and we all have to follow them. — Tranessa L.

• Um, I think we settled this states’ rights issue, it was called the CIvil War and the states lost. Also, might I suggest a basic constitutional law course? And oh yeah, we have a Supreme Court for a reason. Sheriff: you don’t get to decide what is or is not constitutional. Sorry — Melony M.

On whether home-schooled children should be allowed to play sports at public schools:

• Yes — Gail S.

• If the family is paying taxes and still financially supporting the school system, what possible reason can the system have for denying access to any resource other than revenge/intentional exclusion? If “opting out” meant reducing taxes, they might have a case — Matt S.

• Absolutely not. They should play in a local or regional league. Parents excluded them from public schools so let them deal with funding alternatives to public school activities of all kinds ... — Kelli C.

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