Letters to the Editor

Don’t move that mailbox

It has been brought to my attention that members of our community are being asked to move their mailbox from where it currently sits. As a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service, this concerns me and I feel the need to make the public aware of their rights. Regulations make it very clear that ...

Pensions real reason DCHS seeking $25M

In my opinion, Dickinson County Healthcare System’s financial woe fiasco is nothing but an orchestrated train wreck. The evasive responses I have received from DCHS on my Freedom of Information Act requests have only confirmed my suspicions the financial dilemma was created and manufactured ...

Democratic Socialism has benefitted US

Well, I had no plans to write any Letter to the Editor tonight, but, after reading so much confusion in Allan Peterson’s letter on Wednesday, I simply must bring the facts to light about our Democratic Socialism, as he isn’t the only one with so much misunderstanding. I have even heard ...

Democratic Party vanishes

I wonder how many people understand that we no longer have a “Democratic Party.” The liberal/socialist wing of the party have taken them over. The moderate members that are still there are afraid of them and do not speak up — cowards. These people are hell bent on destroying the America I ...

Gun control the wrong answer

I saw the news coverage of two mass shootings this weekend —At least only two as I write this. And I saw the televised media broadcasting the calls for “gun control” again, as usual. Wow. Everyone says “We need to fix this problem” (the killings) and then they launch off into the gun ...

Trump comments misconstrued

I have been reading with dismay the cries of “racist” against President Trump about a recent statement that he made. As you recall, he told U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues (and I quote): “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally ...

Republicans are silent

EDITOR: Is cancer growing in the Republican/Trump Party? When Mueller said that there was evidence of criminal behavior, Trump denied and the Republicans were silent. When Mueller said the President could not be charged with any crime (above the law), the Republicans were silent or ...

Stop signs are for everyone

EDITOR: What is it with bicyclists, ATV and scooter drivers? Do they think they are exempt from the laws of the road? Too many times have I seen bicyclists blow through stop signs and yield signs without any concern for their safety. Young or old, it doesn’t make any difference they ...

Stupak not helping DCHS

EDITOR: In 2010, Bart Stupak introduced the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to ensure that Obamacare would not fund abortions. He and about 63 other Democrats had the power to stop Obamacare by holding to their principled beliefs. It’s probably no coincidence that Stupak caved to President Obama ...

Focus on issues for 2020 elections

Going into the 2020 elections, affordable health care, prescription drug prices, the minimum wage, immigration, climate change, the national debt and other issues that impact the lives of Americans should dominate the national conversation. Trump’s racism is self-evident and requires no ...

Behaving like an American

I am an American. I do not disrespect others, nor do I denigrate them because of their appearance, their national heritage, their race or the religion they follow. I do not disrespect or denigrate those with no religion as well. I do not idolize you because of your wealth, nor do I look down ...

Life must be protected

Finding common ground in the abortion debate is simple — life comes first, not death. My favorite question to those who fight for any kind of abortion is, what would you think or feel if your mother had aborted you? It doesn’t make any difference because you wouldn’t be here to make a ...

Weather Channel misses UP as well

In the editorial from the Marquette Mining Journal, it is sad that Mountain Dew has included the U.P. with Wisconsin. However, there is another national entity that needs correction regarding the U.P. The people behind these companies are supposed to be educated and more likely than not each ...

Enjoyed this summer’s T-ball games

What a lot of fun the kids have playing T-ball at the various ballparks throughout the community sponsored by community schools. The family members enjoy the game as much as the kids. The playground area is busy also. No electronic devices, but exercise and fresh air are top ...

Letter spoke the truth on abortion

We would like to respond to the Letter to the Editor written by Joanne Hady in the July 8 Daily News. Congratulations to her that she had the conviction to say what she believes and not worry about being ridiculed or shunned by people. Everything she stated is the truth. How can our country ...

Embrace your crazy side

Recently, a woman I know told me that she considers herself weird. My sincere advice to her was to embrace it and love the weirdness. I told her when people tell me I am crazy, I humbly smile but inside I am glowing. The reason being is one of my motto’s in life is: “In a positive way, ...

Finding common ground in the abortion debate

No issue divides Americans as abortion does. Both sides are so passionate that it is the only issue that guides their vote-even though there are other pro-life issues. Other divisive social issues, such as school busing (Brown v. Board of Education) and interracial marriage (Loving v. Virginia) ...

Hear the other cries for help

Why are so many Americans outraged about the illegal immigration on the Mexican border? Why are they so concerned about saving the children and the effect it will have on the United States? Is it because we see all of them on TV, and it is heartbreaking? But wait. We have an even more ...

Evangelicals on wrong side in treatment of immigrants

Do the Republican Party and evangelicals support child abuse and neglect? In the past prior to Trump, this would have been a crazy question with a clear answer of no. In the Trump White House and Republican Senate and for a large majority of evangelicals, the answer now is yes, in my opinion. ...

The US can do better treating migrant children

The same administration that claims to protect the life of the unborn asserted through attorney Sarah Fabian to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the government has no obligation to provide toothbrushes, soap and hygiene products for children under terms of the Flores Settlement, which ...