Letters to the Editor

Counties failing at Pinecrest

Everything I am about to say concerns us, above the bridge versus those below the bridge. We above cannot do a thing unless we get the legal, lawful, or any other kind of permission needed from those below the bridge. This applies to our hospital in the past, present and future. Somebody from ...

Prevailing wage repeal wrong

Another attack on hard-working families is on the horizon. This time, the Republican-controlled legislature is going after the wages of our construction workers by repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. Enacted in the 1960s, Michigan’s prevailing wage law ensures that local union and ...

Stronger action needed on child sexual abuse

It seems that far too often I read in The Daily News about another incident of sexual child abuse or child pornography in our area. It sickens me to think of any child being abused by these sick creeps. It is time we take a serious approach to this problem and let these sickos know that they ...

Comparisons to Hitler unfair

Stop comparing our presidents to Hitler. It just shows your ignorance. Why doesn’t the left compare them to Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot or Chavez? Oh wait, the left idolizes these mass murderers. Come on, people, these were socialist leaders that killed to remain in power. Reagan, Bush, ...

Offering Hope Not Handcuffs

More than 3,000 people attended the Unite to Face Addiction-Michigan statewide rally in Lansing on May 17. The Families Against Narcotics’ Hope Not Handcuffs program received special recognition and a tribute from Gov. Rick Snyder. Unite to Face Addiction Michigan is dedicated to ...

Keep veterans in mind when voting this year

I read or see on the television from time to time that Congress is working on funding the Veterans Administration. I notice from time to time that they are wrestling mentally with where the money is going to come from and how much they can allot to the VA. How interesting. By that, I mean how ...

Liberals have double standard

Well, we have seen the liberals go bananas over the “Stormy Daniels” issue. Even had the FBI raid President Trump’s lawyers office and home. Really, where was all the “liberal/Democrat indignation” when President Clinton was in office, and he did these things while he was in office? ...

Democracy, not capitalism, made America great

Once again we are treated to a diatribe from the extreme right, from a person calling himself a “conservative.” What is it, exactly, that he wishes to conserve? Certainly not the last 100 years of social progress. And once again, he begins with a denial of any party affiliation and then ...

Advice for graduates

In bestselling author Matthew Kelly’s book, “Resisting Happiness,” his research included talking to hospice nurses about the regrets the terminally ill spoke about before passing. At the top of the list was: “I wish I would have had the courage to just be myself.” Believe me, I ...

Nelson parole decision appealed

EDITOR: The 47th Circuit Court is hearing an appeal to a decision made by the Michigan Parole Board to grant parole to Hans Nelson, who is housed in Marquette Detention Facility. On Aug. 17, 1995, Hans Nelson murdered Todd Newman in his home with a sawed-off shotgun. Hans Nelson was given ...

America on a slippery slope

I am 72 years old, and as a young person I was a Democrat. Why? Because my parents were Democrats. I listened to them over the years. But, one thing has always stuck out in my mind. I remember one year — I believe I was a junior in high school — my dad saying, “I do not like the Democrat ...

Marking Day of Prayer today

Since 1952, the country has recognized the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. This day has great importance for our nation as a call to seek after God’s favor and guidance. It is our desire to come before him in humility for the sake of those in authority, as the Apostle ...

Funds needed to maintain national parks

EDITOR: Every year Michigan’s national parks are enjoyed by millions of visitors. From Pictured Rocks to Sleeping Bear Dunes our state’s national parks offer opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and recreate. On April 21-29, our country celebrates National Park Week, and it’s worth ...

Ruled from below the bridge

EDITOR: This message is directed to every citizen (Yoopers) in the state of Michigan and the state of Wisconsin (Green Bay north ). The message is that we “above the bridge” in the Upper Peninsula are at the mercy of those “below the bridge” in the Lower Peninsula. The fact is, we do ...

Give support to Senate Bill 464

EDITOR: Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Michigan for ages 15-34 and the third leading cause of death for ages 10-14. Suicide rates among minors increased 57 percent in Michigan from 2004-2013. Among high school students, 17 percent (approximately 2.5 million ninth ...

A time to purify

EDITOR: Every 120 years or so the whole planet Earth changes out the entire population. 8 billion or so! Some go to heaven and some go to hell. The atheist does not believe in hell until he gets there. There are some that believe in a creator and do not believe in hell either. Why is this? ...

Deliver us from evil

EDITOR: Is the issue really gun control? I do own an old British Enfield 303 bolt action rifle. One year my son thought I had a semi automatic but it’s still a bolt action rifle. The clip is modified to hold only 6 rounds. I would agree that the original Constitution, the right to bear ...

Height of hypocrisy

EDITOR: When will Mr. Bergman learn? It must be campaign season. Why else are we suddenly hearing from Representative Bergman almost weekly? In his most recent communication, Mr. Bergman noted that Manistique, Alger, Schoolcraft, and Charlevoix counties were successful recipients of USDA ...

‘I am third’

My stepdaughter read my last Letter to the Editor and said to me, “It’s good but why don’t you write a happy letter instead of politics?” Most of my days, weeks and years are happy, so here is my happy letter. God is first, my family and friends are second and I am third. I am ...

Reasons why guns look ugly

Like the gentleman from Florence, Wis., I, too, am a retired combat veteran. There is a reason why many weapons now look ugly and evil. Up until 1940, all weapons were beautiful pieces of furniture. However, it was found out by all nations at the beginning of World War II that these beautiful ...