Letters to the Editor

Say a prayer for this great country

EDITOR: In the late ‘60s, I wasn’t really old enough to be aware of the depth of hatred and division in the country. And I mean to use “hatred” because that term was accurate at the time. The divisions in this country were deep. Each side wanted the destroy the other. Riots in Watts, ...

Support Escanaba’s sinking fund

EDITOR: Dear neighbors, friends and citizens of Escanaba: I am asking for your consideration and your generosity. Please vote “yes” for the Escanaba Area Public Schools sinking fund millage on Nov. 6. John and I raised our five children in Escanaba. We moved here in 1978 and left in ...

Vote for conservatives

EDITOR: Recently on one of the late night Leftist talk shows, three young Democrat operatives spoke how that in 2016 they/we lost everything and that they/we could lose all again Nov. 6. These guys didn’t get the message from 2016. Folks were through with the Politically (PC) Correct world ...

Stabenow’s record was ignored

EDITOR: Your editorial of Oct. 29, 2018, supporting Senator Debbie Stabenow’s opponent in the Nov. 6 election ignores the Senator’s record over the last 18 years in the United States Senate and her lifetime of public service. Senator Stabenow, as the ranking member of the Senate ...

Say no to Escanaba school’s sinking fund

EDITOR: This letter is about the Sinking Fund the Escanaba School Board is seeking. We live in an area that is aging and many are living on a fixed income. There are few young families moving into the area because there are few good paying jobs. Our city council is concerned about low ...

Support for candidates

EDITOR: Over the past few months and years it has been my pleasure to meet and freely speak with our local candidates for public office. The ones I will cite have been open and available to discussing a variety of topics important to me. I truly felt my opinions were important to them. Ed ...

Change needed at Bay College

EDITOR: As a retired educator (30 plus years with nearly 20 of them at Bay College), I have always appreciated the need for continuous change. Change is necessary to ensure that we are constantly updating practices, evolving to serve the varying needs of our students, and making sure that ...

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. ...