Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly for more than a decade, would be to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Health Act, with most of the expense to be borne by the (already heavily indebted) federal government.
On what was a very rare occasion last week, my wife arrived home before I did — and immediately did what mothers have done since people lived in caves. Upon finding the house somewhat of a wreck, she told our four boys, “Just wait until your daddy gets home.”
Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods of the day does not equal the learning they would achieve being in the classroom. Additionally, there is evidence of increased emotional problems in children, partly because they miss social interaction with other students.
The other week while it was raining I was checking my computer about some history of Richmond County. I happened to run across a subject of waterways located in the county. I recognized all the names except one, and that was Seaburn Spring and Branch.
Scotland County Schools Board of Education voted for students to receive in-person instruction beginning March 1 for students in grades Pre-K through Five, and March 8 for students enrolled in grades 6 through 13!
As a rule, I tend to avoid using columns or sermons to deal with political matters unless those matters are pressing, egregious, and have crossed very clear lines of truth. I much prefer to be encouraging, self-deprecating, and instructive rather than combative. But when in the words of Isaiah the prophet “truth is fallen in the street,” I will always feel compelled to reach down and pick that truth up, and then to deal with whoever knocked her down to begin with.
If you think the cost of living is too low, I bear good tidings. The Biden administration and its allies in Congress, regulatory agencies, and state governments across the country are working nonstop to raise the cost of food, shelter, energy, and education. Help is on the way!