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Letters to the Editor

Not quite ‘Great Melting Pot’

EDITOR: I was just sitting here thinking that as far back as my grade-school days, which were the 1950s, I have heard that America is the “Great Melting Pot” as a nation. Wait a minute. Right now, today, this month, this year, I am seeing non-white people still being treated as less than ...

Rebuttal to ‘wolf control needed’

EDITOR: In the letter, “Wolf control is needed in region” published Jan. 28, Allen Peterson stated he was bringing facts to the woman who wrote “Wolves are not a problem.” Below are the unsubstantiated claims he calls “facts,” along with the facts. Claim 1. In Hermansville, the ...

A response to UP lawmakers’ statement on Back Forty Mine

On Jan. 25, a joint statement was released by Michigan state Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Waucedah Township) and state Reps. Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock), Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) and Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) voicing their continued support for the Back Forty Mine and openly criticizing ...

Wolf control is needed in region

EDITOR: This will not be long, just facts. This is to the woman who wrote, “Wolves are not a problem.” I have been hunting for 62 years now. I know facts; this woman does not. The past five years of deer hunting have gotten worst every year. Two years ago, I saw five deer. I hunt with ...

Fears of higher deficit shouldn’t halt stimulus aid

In recent days I have been listening to the people in government talking about how giving more money to help people during this COVID-19 pandemic would raise the deficit. I agree that giving money to people in need might make the deficit rise. The same thing happened when the Republicans gave a ...

Thoughts on ‘lady’ athletes from a former Norway Knight

Although I consider myself a Yooper, I have not lived in my beloved U.P. for nearly 15 years. This does not matter — I am who I am because of my experiences here. I wouldn’t have had the grit or motivation to endure some of the hardships in life had I not grown up here. Some of the most ...

The meaning of ‘we the people’

What does “we the people” mean? This is ambiguous because of the undefined meaning of people. I have had it said to me after an election. To me, we the people means all the people in a country if referring to a country or in a state when referring to a state. In this incident the person ...

Needed to check facts on wolf hunt column

The Iron Mountain Daily News did a great disservice by not fact-checking a column by Gary Gorniak published Jan. 15. When Gorniak spoke at the Western CAC meeting earlier this month, he never mentioned wolves in the town of St. Ignace or the young lady who climbed a tree to escape a wolf. ...

Bergman wrong backing Trump

Sorry to see that U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District will miss out on being included in the second printing of “Profiles in Courage.” Bergman couldn’t find the courage to join the 10 Republicans who called for Trump’s impeachment. It would ...

Impeachment serves you, not us

Dear Mitch, Nancy, Chuck, Kevin (YOU): Because I believe YOU are intelligent, I can only assume that what YOU are doing is “pure politics” and has nothing to do with We the People (US). YOU talked about the D.C. protestors as obstructing the operation of our government but YOU did the ...

Think about what happened in DC

EDITOR: Let me put up supposition. Let us say that within the last two weeks of my military service, I did an egregious act. Let’s say I burned down my barracks. I do know someone who did exactly that, so this is not too far fetched. In my supposed case, let’s add that someone dies as ...

Seek balanced sources for news

EDITOR: Not succumbing to the mainstream media’s barrage of descriptives such as “baseless,” “false,” “unfounded” and “unproven” when referencing election fraud allegations doesn’t mean a person has “forfeited his credibility” and most certainly isn’t ...

Affidavits aren’t evidence of fraud

Are affidavits evidence and fact or hearsay? The definition of an affidavit is: a sworn statement in writing, made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer. A public notary is a public officer who attests to or certifies writings to make them ...

Markkanen, Bergman duped

EDITOR: With a court record of 1 win and 57 losses at worst or 1 win and 30-plus losses at best (appeals continue to occur), Donald Trump has stretched his claims of election fraud beyond credibility. Unfortunately, those who represent northern Michigan and the Western U.P. — Jack ...

Bergman proves he’s no leader

EDITOR: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman has let the people of the First Congressional District and the people of the United States down. Bergman has proven what I’ve said for years; he’s an empty suit without the ability to stand up for himself and the country during times of unnecessary turmoil. ...

To GOP: The election is over

One last attempt — probably futile — to bring Republicans to their senses. The election is over, even though your leader refuses to accept it and, like sheep, you blindly follow and you keep sending him money that will end up in his pocket. After countless years of being denied the right ...

Fraud behind election results

I respectfully disagree with the comments made by Jerry Rahoi in his letter to the editor in Monday’s issue of the Daily News, in which he said the “results of the election make perfect sense.” Although I am sure that Mr. Rahoi believes what he is saying is true, how do we explain away ...

Bergman didn’t uphold his oath

EDITOR: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, always features his U.S. Marine background in his public persona. U.S. Marines have their famous motto “Semper Fi,” or Always Faithful. With Bergman’s signing on to Trump’s unconstitutional lawsuit to overturn election results, the motto should be ...

Bergman took a stand — for Texas

EDITOR: I think I speak for the majority of Michigan voters when I express gratitude to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, for courageously taking a stand and supporting the lawsuit taken to the Supreme Court by the Texas Attorney General aimed at canceling out Michigan votes. Many agree: Elections ...

Election results made sense

There were rumors swirling before the election that the voting machines in Michigan were rigged for Joe Biden. I know of someone locally who intentionally tested this baseless theory and tried to vote twice on one sheet for Joe Biden by checking the Democratic Box, meaning all Democrats on the ...