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Letters to the Editor

A house divided

EDITOR: The Republican Party is a house divided between conservatives loyal to the Constitution and democratic principles and reactionaries complicit in Donald Trump’s pursuit of autocratic power. Trump continues to claim that he won the presidential election by a landslide. He calls his ...

Legal Americans

EDITOR: Imagine a man trying to soothe a child. Crying from hunger with words that have become hallow. His mind wanders back to when he married his high school DACCA sweetheart. The birth of his child, as a deacon in church once, he was considered an essential worker, then he became ...

Enough death

EDITOR: January 22nd is a day of infamy from 1973 when abortion was legalized in our country. It was said by proponents that it would be “legal, safe and rare.” Tis legal, but not rare (60 million deaths) and the carrying of a baby to term is statistically safer. Sadly, this is not ...

Vaccination appointments

EDITOR: The first thing I’d like to know is exactly how many of the 120,000 calls the health department got actually got an appointment. The next thing is how many of the appointments were made before the phone numbers where made to the general public. I tried for two and a half days to get ...

The government we earned

EDITOR: Since I was a teenager, I was taught that, with our democracy, we get the government that we deserve. Clearly, we did not deserve much this time. Ralph B Blasier Escanaba

Vaccines

EDITOR: So, the Trump Administration shipped the COVID vaccines to the individual states. They are then the ones to administer those vaccines. Monday,January 3, I hear that Michigan received more vaccines than they should have. The spokesperson was saying they were not prepared for that ...

Jack Bergman

EDITOR: Michigan’s 1st U.S. District Representative Jack Bergman’s failed attempt to disenfranchise Michigan’s voters and voters in five other states, by demanding that Congress reject these states’ Electoral College votes, was an attempted coup d’état, an attempt to overthrow a ...

Yelling fire in a crowded theatre

EDITOR: On January 6th, we all witnessed The President Of The United States yell fire to a mob, throwing a match into a dark web of lost souls, only searching for meaning by destruction. Finding identity not on the content of their character, but the level of selfishness and disrespect. And ...

Solar farm project

EDITOR: In reference to the article “Solar Farm Project Scaled Down,” Wed. Dec 16, 2020, the Daily Press stated 3 times that the meeting was Tues. but was actually Monday, like every month. There were some misleading statements. It was stated that “the board was hesitant to give their ...

Reward workers

EDITOR: More should be done for those who went back to work. I understand there are those who are unemployed and having trouble making it. They need the extra money from extended unemployment. But what I am wondering why can there be a incentive for those who are working by giving them also ...

It’s time to accept the election

EDITOR: On January 4th, the citizens of Upper Michigan learned that Republican Representative Jack Bergman (MI-01) plans to object to certain presidential electors on January 6. The Delta County Democratic Party disavows this action, as we feel it is an attack on our nation’s voting ...

Fundraiser for restaurant/bar industry workers

EDITOR: The restaurant and bar industries have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. This includes all industry service workers and their families who have had difficulties paying utilities, purchasing clothing, food, and other essentials. A Facebook fundraiser titled “Fundraiser for ...

Bow the knee

EDITOR: As we passed through 2020 I almost asked my mother if that offer to ‘“slap me into next year” was still on the table. But, I like many, did more than survive in this past year. In fact, the negatives did not get me too down and I was fortunate. We didn’t have all the answers ...

Solar farm project

EDITOR: This letter is in response to the front page article “Solar Farm Project Scaled Down” dated Tuesday, December 16, 2020. If readers have been following the industrial solar project in the Daily Press, they would know that there were incorrect statements reported in Tuesday’s ...

Wolf response

EDITOR: In response to Ms. Warren’s letter of December 15; I would state that wolves are opportunistic predators, and contrary to what some believe, they do not kill only the sick and the old. A wolf will kill any prey it comes across, whether sick or not and a wolf will kill any time the ...

A letter to Congressman Bergman

EDITOR: Dear Congressman Bergman: Last week you affixed your signature to the frivolous Texas lawsuit which was rejected out-of-hand by the Supreme Court, as meritless and without legal standing. While the suit was deemed baseless — a waste of the court’s time and taxpayers’ money, ...

Teacher heroes

EDITOR: I am not a hero guy. So much of that is media hyperbole these days. However, I must highlight teachers, school administrators, and school boards in this era of COVID heroes. These folks have had their careers turned upside-down and gutted. They’re facing technology developments, ...

Science should dictate wolf policy

EDITOR: In his letter published 12/11, Perry Lund failed to mention that since the 1997 plan was written, understanding of wolf biology has improved significantly and that scientific data was incorporated in the updated Michigan Wolf Management plans of 2008 and 2015. Lund quoted the 1997 ...

Assault on democracy

EDITOR: Jack Bergman, our 1st U.S. Congressional District Representative, signed a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Michigan’s Nov. 3 election. It’s an attempt to disenfranchise all of us. His candidate lost the Michigan presidential election by 154,000 votes, 15 ...

Wolves in the U.P.

EDITOR: In response to Kevin Crupi’s letter regarding “Wolf Decision” published in this column on December 9, he is 100% wrong. He provides no scientific date or analysis for his position that the wolf should be not managed through hunting or trapping. Since he failed to do that, I will ...