Letters to the Editor

Improving public schools

EDITOR: Re. Federal Law Study to Improve K-12 Public Schools “Every Student Succeed Act” With our public schools being operated much like they were about 100 years ago, its no wonder the federal government has initiated such a study, as the stats, do little, if anything. My letter ...

Where is Congressman Jack Bergman?

EDITOR: In 1969, a young Marine named Jack Bergman took the Oath of Enlistment and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. For 30 years he was “on point” defending and protecting the American Dream AND the American ...

Constitutional manipulation

EDITOR: Welcome to “Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression.” It states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably ...

Bays de Noc fishery has declined

EDITOR: I’ve fished LIttle Bay de Noc since the mid 1950s and Big Bay de Noc since the early 1970s. I’ve seen the ups and downs. I was a member of the U.P. Game Protection Association that worked with Jerry Peterson in the 1970s to plant walleye fry in gravel pits and later back in the ...

Bergman needs to listen to people of the 1st District

EDITOR: I attended a Legislative Chat with U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman in Alpena on Feb. 22. I appreciate the opportunity to meet him and to get his views on a number of issues. One point he made stood out to me. Rep. Bergman spoke at length about how folks have gamed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...

Disparaging remarks on Cabinet picks

EDITOR: In response to Jim Morrison’s letter from Thursday, Feb. 23. Mr. Morrison, obviously you watch MSNBC’s show with Rachel Maddow and CNN. You sound like one of those snowflakes. I have already given my response to the fascism crap. Many have already written about the good and bad ...

Illegal immigration comes back to the rule of law

EDITOR: What if I told you the ‘Left Wing’ and the ‘Right Wing’ belong to the same bird? The overwhelming weight of history and the law is on President Trump’s side in regards to his ‘Executive Order’ on immigration. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the ...

Hurling insults is not a political argument

EDITOR: I read a letter from Jim Morrison that was published in your paper yesterday, and have some major concerns regarding a letter of mine that was published in your paper in November. In his letter, Mr. Morrison states that my letter, “reads like a defense of fascism and its largest ...

Traffic problems ahead for Escanaba

EDITOR: Delta County and the city of Escanaba needs to be pro-active instead of re-active on the looming traffic problems that will arise. For instance, the stop sign on College Avenue for the E&LS tracks needs to be changed to a yield before the new jail starts building. County problem, ...

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 ...