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Letters to the Editor

Resolution has no purpose

EDITOR: The Delta County Commission is considering a resolution that would allow the Sheriff to refuse to enforce unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership and possession. Because unconstitutional laws are already unenforceable, the resolution isn’t needed. Commissioner David Moyle, ...

Pick up a shovel

EDITOR: On Jan. 14, I took note of Escanaba’s downtown. The temperature was about 38 degrees. Most of the sidewalks were covered in snow and ice. There were few, very few, that had clean sidewalks. I have noticed a lot of radio ads promoting shopping downtown. What would it take to get a ...

Second Amendment sanctuary county

EDITOR: Jan. 14 at the service center the county board will meet in a committee of the whole to discuss my resolution to make Delta County a Second Amendment sanctuary county. As an elected county commissioner, I have taken my oath of office five times now, and it’s something I take very ...

Guns don’t kill people; people kill people

EDITOR: Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. The title of this piece might be the only sentence about guns that advocates on both sides of this issue can agree upon… until they start listening to one another. Admittedly, I am not a gun expert and have no desire to own a gun, ...

Don’t put farmers above the law

EDITOR: I can’t help but respond to an article written the other day by a member of the planning commission, Barry King. First, all or nearly all of this land is not sitting idle. Second, this whole issue is not about some farmer getting retirement. The farmers do not have a right to do ...

Bergman plays key role to help rural communities

EDITOR: Washington politics have become so polarized that it can be tough for Democrats and Republicans to come together to tackle big challenges. But that’s exactly what happened recently on Capitol Hill thanks to dedicated lawmakers like Representative Jack Bergman. Congressman Bergman ...

Spinners of tales

EDITOR: Speaker Pelosi and Chairman of the inquisition, Schiff, managed to deliver their coup of an impeachment vote in the House. They seem elated. Not too much excitement here. How can a verdict that counts on hearsay, allegations without facts, and outright lies, amount to anything ...

Not my ‘life issue’

EDITOR: Recently in the Daily Press, columnist Andy Heller, wrote that the big “issue in his (whole) lifetime” is to expose the President as a leader whose vision of America is backward, prejudiced and downright wrong (almost evil). Andy believes that it is his mission to destroy ...

Let farmers to do what they deem best with land

EDITOR: It’s a sad situation in Escanaba Township there is the opportunity for positive economic impact for farmers to lease out land sitting idle and give themselves a stable retirement income as most of the owners involved are at or near retirement age, not only that but this is their ...

Enbridge patrol vessels

EDITOR: Enbridge is committed to keeping the community and the Straits safe while we provide essential transportation fuel and propane to Michigan and the region. In line with that commitment, we recently announced three new measures to increase safeguards and further reduce the risk of an ...

Christmas is coming

EDITOR: Are you ready? Who heads the list of honorees this Christmas? Santa or Jesus? Where do we celebrate? Main street or darkened stable? Macy’s, Amazon or Bethlehem? A healthy compromise? Many of us forget that the original Santa was the real St. Nicholas, a Turkish priest from ...

Trump did not betray his trust

EDITOR: Recently a friend and colleague posed a question on these pages, “Did the president betray his trust?” The answer is, “No.” President Trump spoke by phone with the President of Ukraine and asked for an investigation into possible corruption there. Was there corruption ...

School questions

EDITOR: On Thursday afternoon, I called Dan Flynn, the Esky school board president to ask him a few questions concerning the closing of Soo Hill School. I asked him why, as school board president, why he wasn’t at the Nov. 12 meeting to hear and answer questions from parents and citizens ...

Did the president betray his trust

EDITOR: A November 21, 2019, letter to the editor, entitled “Nothing to hide,” asks the question, “What high crime or misdemeanor has he (the president) been charged with? A president, vice president and all civil officers can be impeached and removed from office for high Crimes ...

Please support the Youth Assistance Program

EDITOR: At this time of thanksgiving, I am so grateful for the compassion and generosity of our community. The Youth Assistance Program (YAP) of Delta County has been a recipient of this giving for over 30 years. During this time, the outstanding needs of countless children have been met in ...

Nothing to hide

EDITOR: Dan Young, there are no recordings of phone calls of President Trump. Several people listen and record, by writing, what is said. The Oval Office used to be recorded until Nixon. You might have heard about that. I heard a friend of mine who knew someone who overheard a ...

Michigan Heartbeat Coalition

Dear Delta County Residents: Presently, we are in a critical race to collect 340,000 Michigan signatures to stand for the unborn, once a heartbeat can be detected. The Michigan Heartbeat Coalition has been very successful, but we must continue to gather another 100,000 registered voter’s ...

Too many commercials

EDITOR: It is understandable that a business will avoid a loss. That must be the case with college games and even the NFL. Why not us enjoying the singing of the National Anthem, or with our huge colleges a chance to see and hear their beautiful band presentations! There are commercials ...

If Trump is innocent he has nothing to hide

EDITOR: I am writing because I believe it would be of service to the American people if Donald Trump allowed the truth to be told in the Ukrainian matter. Mr. Trump and his lawyers and Republican allies claim that the House Impeachment hearings are a “sham,” based upon “gossip” and ...

Not satisfied with solar power committee

EDITOR: At the Escanaba Township Zoning Board meeting Monday night, Nov. 4, 2019, a ad hoc committee was chosen. Out of 17 applicants, only 14 were present to be interviewed, one of the people chosen has never been to a meeting dealing with the issue and was not in attendance Monday evening ...