Letters to the Editor

Congressman’s voting record

EDITOR: Our Congressman, Jack Bergman, voted to repeal Obamacare 54 times. By doing so, he also voted to repeal the requirement to cover preexisting conditions 54 times and terminate health coverage for thousands of his constituents. He offered no alternatives or replacement for Obamacare, ...

Vote on Election Day

EDITOR: While the citizens of the United States have a record of 50 percent voting there are citizens of many other countries who would love to be able to vote their choice for their government. The casual off-hand manner of non-voters reminds of the teacher who lobbies for freedom from ...

Agrees with comments

EDITOR: I’m writing in response to the letter Dan Kleikamp Sr. wrote and I totally agree with him and his comments. I too worked 35 years at the same mill as he and although a proud union member, I could also see the smoke in mirrors the Democrats pulled with NAFTA and the true devastating ...

Opposed to mall plan

EDITOR: The company that owns the mall made a pretty good business decision. They built two new buildings — Aspen Dental, and the still unfinished building that Starbucks is moving into — and then gets the taxpayers to pay to renovate the run-down mall. The mall which is less than 50 ...

Sexual assault is a serious problem

EDITOR: In 2017, the country learned about the Olympic female athletes who had been molested by Larry Nassar over a period of more than 20 years. During his hearing, 156 women came forward. Why didn’t they speak out earlier? Some girls had come forward but most were not believed. Kyle ...

Please vote yes on Proposal 2

EDITOR: Politicians pick their voters in Michigan and it’s causing big problems, the biggest being the radicalization of our legislators. Seats are won in primaries, not general elections, since voting districts are drawn to favor a political party and candidates don’t need to appeal to ...

Let’s not go to pot

EDITOR: In November, Michigan voters can choose to allow adults over 21 to use recreational marijuana. In recent years, Wisconsin and Ohio voters have said “No.” Michigan would be the first Midwest state to legalize, if it passes. Michigan’s law enforcement officers, medical personnel, ...

Coming soon – A Period of Consequence

EDITOR: We, as a country, are coming to a junction: Capitalism, the Constitution, rule of law, and individual prosperity or Socialism, welfare, violent mobs, and government oligarchy. Using the words of Winston Churchill spoken in 1935 when he saw the risings powers and terrors of Nazi ...

What’s wrong with a good economy?

EDITOR: Robert Reich’s column tries to explain that the good economy is bad for the country. Obama believes that. He states that average people haven’t seen any real benefit. “The Trump Tax cut only helped the top 10 percent. Number one, the top 10 percent pays 90 percent of the taxes. ...

Invasive species in Delta County

EDITOR: Why does the conversation around natural resources so often focus on wolves and cormorants when we are losing landscapes of healthy forests and lakes to an army of invasive species? In Delta County the list of invasive species and foreign pathogens causing measurable harm to our ...

Impact on workers’ rights

EDITOR: In an effort to answer a question posed in a recent letter about Democratic leadership’s impact on workers’ rights, it’s important to look at the facts. Indisputable facts, not the alternative facts so often employed by the current administration and its liege. In an effort to ...

Support for Tom England

EDITOR: I am writing this letter to express my support for Tom England for Bay de Noc Community College Board trustee. Tom has the highest regard for Bay College. He has previously served as trustee on the board and knows firsthand what it takes to maintain, grow, and support this ...

Voting for James

EDITOR: It is time to let Debbie Stabenow retire as U.S. senator from Michigan. John James is strongly qualified to take her place. Debbie regularly votes in the liberal Democrat mode with Schumer, Pelosi and Feinstein. She voted against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. ...

95 percent wrong, 95 percent correct

EDITOR: I need to apologize to a citizen. At the Oct. 18 Escanaba City Council meeting, a citizen, Bonnie Hakkola, asserted that Lemerand Field, the potential site of a new Verizon cell tower, was inside the area that must be kept clear for aircraft using runway 9 / 27 at Delta County ...

Support for Butch

EDITOR: I write this letter in support of Tom Butch for Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees. I have known Tom since 1995 when I began my employment with Delta County. Through the years I got to know Tom through union contract negotiations and other matters affecting the ...

Support for Bay College candidates

EDITOR On Nov. 6 voters are being asked to choose two of four candidates running for the two seats open to those seeking a six-year term on the Board of Bay College. Tom Butch is one of those candidates, and Karen and I would like to voice our support for Tom. Tom Butch has served on the ...

Bay College endorsement

EDITOR: In my lifetime, I have witnessed Bay College blossom into one of the finest community colleges in the country. It has a well deserved reputation as a cutting edge institution where students can obtain an affordable, high quality education. Bay College has thrived while other ...

Proven Congressmen

EDITOR: Congressman Bergman was asked on a local radio interview not long ago, ‘How do you expect to lower the deficit, save Social Security for our children without cutting other programs?’ He said, ‘government should be run like your own household, if your roof is leaking you don’t ...

Enbridge tunnel approved

EDITOR: Well, Enbridge weaseled their way to convince Governor Snyder and Attorney Bill Schuette that a tunnel for Line 5 under our Straits of Mackinac is a good alternative to the existing aging Line 5. Not only that, they dumped the whole mess on the Mackinac Bridge Authority. According ...

Civil disobedience

EDITOR: This is a response to Sandra Johnson Letter dated Oct. 8, 2018. - Right to free speech - Lets take “civil disobedience” - both Democrats and Republicans and the right and left have used civil disobedience to bring attention to a problem in the country at that place in ...