Letters to the Editor

Trump should not be president

EDITOR: Donald Trump does not have the intellect, temperament, or moral compass to be president of this country. We did however end up with this P.T. Barnum master showman with equal amounts of arrogance and incompetence and a twitter account. Trump was schooled in his early life by the ...

Trump’s many claims

DITOR: At the recent dinner for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and his wife at Trump’s Florida retreat, the officer carrying the Nuclear Football, the device used to launch nuclear missiles was in attendance, mingling at the party. His picture was taken as he posed with the container ...

A non-news story

EDITOR: Friday, Feb. 17, all of the news stations started out with the story about the National Guard being a “deportation force”. By noon, it was obvious that this was a non-news story that somebody thought would hurt President Trump. By mid-afternoon, the so-called “deportation ...

Response to poster letter

EDITOR: In response to Sue Hurley’s letter, Feb. 15, I will take on the questions that were raised by the poster she referenced in what seemed to be a thinly veiled attack on the Trump administration. 1. Powerful and continuing nationalism. I am very proud to be an American! I want a ...

Spreading false information

EDITOR: During World War II the phrase was used to describe the taking over the media in controlled area by the fascist and totalitarian governments to promote their agendas by suppressing dissident views and using them to publish untruths about those they wished to turn public opinion ...

Representative’s disorganized event

EDITOR: Shortly after arriving at Representative Beau LaFave’s first coffee hour in Iron Mountain, it became glaringly apparent that not much thought or planning was put into this event. With no designated area set aside, we found the least congested place to wait for Representative ...

The warning signs of Fascism

EDITOR: Have the words “fascist” or “fascism” continuously popped into your head or have they been on the tip of your tongue lately? They have mine, so I decided to go to the Merriam-Webster dictionary to look up the exact definition of fascism. Merriam-Webster defines fascism as: ...

End obstructionism

EDITOR: Dear Senator Stabenow (and Peters), and Democratic representatives, Our Democratic republic needs a dynamic loyal opposition so the ideas of all leaders can be improved and our nation be protected. Your position is vital. Your current obstructionism is not helping us achieve ...

Climate change and deer population

EDITOR: 2016 was the hottest year on record according to climate scientists from NASA. Because of this global trend, people have noticed warmer winters, even in the U.P.! As stated in your article “More deer expected to survive winter” (Feb. 6, 2017), relatively warmer temperatures have ...

Race track not wanted

EDITOR: I am writing this letter in response to the Barron race track request before the Escanaba Township Board. Personally, I don’t care if this track goes in or not, my problem is with the proposed location. Mr. Barron in his statements said the track isn’t in anyones backyard but his. ...

Bull in a China shop

EDITOR: Before the election, many people, for numerous reasons, believed that Donald Trump was not fit to be president. Since he took office, these fears seem to be well grounded. The first two weeks of his presidency have been total chaos. He has managed to get into a trade war with Mexico ...

America needs a third political party

EDITOR: Does any intelligent, logically thinking adult citizen living in the USA not believe that the USA requires the establishment of a new rational thinking third political party?? Presently, our two major political parties are so divergent in their belief and views to how this country ...

Bonifas Arts Center has much to offer

EDITOR: The core of the Bonifas mission is to enhance and inspire the cultural and creative lives of the people in the Central Upper Peninsula by delivering programming with excellence. The Bonifas delivers programming that engages and inspires the community and develops artists (from ...

Defending public schools

EDITOR: In re: Articles “DeVos Should Have Said” by John Stossel and “Feeling Good (So Far)” by Cal Thomas ( Jan 28, 2017) one has to ask where they get their information. It is tiring to keep hearing the same old criticism of the public schools, schools that have educated all those ...

Where are voices for American veterans?

EDITOR: For the life of me I can’t figure out why some Americans seem so willing to protest and lobby for the rights of illegal aliens and refugees from the Middle East and yet these same people did nothing and continue to do nothing to lobby for the rights of American veterans, who have ...

Citizens should strive to expand-the-pie

EDITOR: Like many MBAs, I took a class in negotiations while I was in business school. I learned that there are two main approaches to negotiating: zero-sum and expand-the-pie. In a zero-sum negotiation, what’s being negotiated over is seen as fixed and the two sides compete with each ...

Marching for the world we need to preserve

EDITOR: I’d like to thanks Mr. Grant for his letter and respond to his dilemma in not understanding why 1.2 million women, men, and children attended the Women’s March in Washington DC and millions of others marched in 674 towns and cities in all states as well as in many other ...

What is the ‘mainstream’

EDITOR: With the inauguration of Donald Trump, America has been in high gear regarding changes to policies, practices and the promotion of candidates for high-level government jobs. The usual conflict between parties again takes on a fun-filled and festive tone (read w/sarcasm). A recent TV ...

Heller’s so far left he can’t see the right side

EDITOR: The majority of U.P. voters wanted Trump and voted that way. The Escanaba Daily Press doesn’t seem to realize that fact. As examples, the editorial page. The editorial columns and cartoons are like they are right from Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham Joy Behar, etc. Andy Heller is so far ...

Protect the U.P.

EDITOR: Lonely Planet’s 2017 Travel Guidebook has designated the Upper Peninsula as one of the top 10 travel designations in the world. Why then do we continue to allow the rape of our homeland? Surely the message is clear, our economic well-being is based on our natural environment, ...