Letters to the Editor

Destruction in Texas united people

EDITOR: We have been fighting for months. It has cost people their lives because of the hatred and division in this country. This, while I see another “hit piece” on the President on the Daily Press Editorial page. Whether you are on the Left, or right, it doesn’t matter anymore. Last ...

Chipping away at history

EDITOR: Our professional politicians need to go back to grade school to learn about how to lose like good sports. The silent majority should speak out about the excessive maligning of our new President and our lovely First Lady. Don’t our young people deserve a letter example they this ...

Heather Heyer not killed because of a statue

EDITOR: In the Aug. 25, 2017, issue of the Daily Press a letter to the editor from Tom Grant entitled “We need a conversation,” rhetorically asked why “Confederate statues” that haven’t been a problem for years “(a)ll of a sudden, the statutes offend?.” Mr. Grant wrote that ...

Consider the source

EDITOR: I am obliged to respond to Heritage Wind Farm’s letter written by Mr. Hautala, their operations manager, and published in the Daily Press on Aug. 21, 2017. Regarding the functions of the electric grid, the question is not how power is transmitted, but who pays for it and why. If ...

Treat mental health like physical health

EDITOR: The cost of not having proper mental health treatment to our society is self-evident. Why do we have no problem getting help for physical issues, but when it comes to mental health, there’s not a regular facility you can weekly go to without paying a fortune for a psychiatrist or ...

The right to fair compensation

EDITOR: How does this work? Maybe somebody can explain this for the average blue collar, middle class working man or woman. In June of 2017 Verso Corporation paid a benefit package worth approximately $1,500,000 to a senior VP upon his resignation. The executive had served in several ...

Landmarks are worth preserving

EDITOR: The father of modern architecture, Louis Sullivan, left his mark on Manistique in 1918 with a remodel of the First National Bank building, that according to Robert Twombly in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Twombly wrote that when the bank held its grand ...

It is sad…

EDITOR: It is sad... ...that the President tweets and speaks without consulting anybody. That the original bastion of free speech (an oxymoron) Berkley, now prevents many conservative speakers. That liberals in San Francisco, where else, began a day camp for children with transgender ...

Men and women are different

EDITOR: This is in reference to the editorial piece “Men and Women Are Different” by John Stossel in Saturday’s paper Aug. 19, 2017. I agree with Mr Stossel. Women and men are different and that’s a good thing. Talents and skills one gender lacks may be supplied by the other. This ...

Escanaba’s increasing cost of living

EDITOR: This letter concerns the every increasing cost of living in Escanaba, and was promoted by the headline “ County preps for increased jail costs” and accompanying article in Wednesday, Aug. 16, Daily Press. Didn’t the new jail just get voted in — after two elections? (My) taxes ...

We need a conversation

EDITOR: “We need to have a conversation” about; take your pick; illegal immigration, the NFL and National Anthem protests, Race, White Nationalists/supremacists, Confederate statues, slavery, etc. Is anybody else tired of hearing that phrase? A conversation is two or more people talking ...

Trump has denounced racism

EDITOR: You don’t have to be a White Nationalist, Neo-Nazi, or a member of the Ku Kluz Klan. Now, all you have to be is a person who voted for Donald Trump, and you are evil. Worse than Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot or Jeffrey Dahmer. Even though President Trump has repeatedly denounced ...

Bergman should join Climate Solutions Caucus

EDITOR: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports 2016 ended up as the warmest year since 1880, with the mean global annual temperature breaking the record that was set the year before in 2015. Since the 2015 mean temperature had broken the record that was set in 2014, last ...

Keep prevailing wage laws

EDITOR: I was horrified to see paid canvassers just outside the entrance to the Escanaba State Fair trying to get people to sign to put this anti-worker proposal on the ballot. I asked what organization was paying them to gather the signatures, but none of the paid canvassers would tell me. ...

Wind farm response

EDITOR: I’m writing in response to Stuart Craig’s letter titled “Wind Farm Opposition” that was recently published. HSE has repeatedly and tirelessly defended itself against atrocious assumptions continuously made by the uninformed. I’d go so far to say some intentionally mislead ...

Creativity drives a community

EDITOR: Is creativity depreciated or simply misunderstood? This was a question posed by John Dragoon, a senior vice president, chief marketing officer and channel chief at Novell (a leading ...

Problems with Ludington Park gazebo

EDITOR: I was born and raised in Escanaba and I love Ludington Park and its million dollar view of the water. But, I’m disappointed in the condition of its memorial fountain and gazebo. My granddaughter, Taylor, lovingly planned every detail of her July 15 wedding to take place at the ...

Call for help was answered

EDITOR: I got myself in a bit of trouble while on my fat bike on the Days River Trail on July 6, and I would like to thank the people who helped me out. I crashed while on a slippery bridge and messed up my left knee pretty bad. My husband tried to get to me with his pickup, but he was ...

Fireworks vote

EDITOR: I was recently strongly criticized on social media for abstaining from the city council vote to “fix the Escanaba Fireworks Ordnance.” The truth is that I abstained from a vote on the “motion to delay fixing the Escanaba Fireworks Ordnance for four needless weeks.” I very ...

A friend to veterans

EDITOR: I was recently accused on social media of disrespecting veterans because I did not immediately accept the idea (in a private conversation) that fireworks place veterans in danger of suicide. Initially I thought it was an exaggeration (along with scaring pets and children and setting ...