Letters to the Editor

Need more access to power in Mich.

To the editor: Are politicians trustworthy? Are they following the will of the people? These are important questions that perhaps we can all agree we’d like an answer to. How can we answer these questions? The answer: By checking up on the actions of our governor and legislators. How ...

Give him chance to be your friend

To the editor: “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 This is one of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible. God is not saying that if you’re a Christian, He will give you anything you want. Let’s talk about it. First of ...

Cheerful Men of College ditty

To the editor: Indebted to MTU, my alma mater, I’ve been inspired to compose a song, a song I believe that best defines the salubrious climate in which MTU students thrive. Graduation from MTU is synonymous with a purposeful career for many fine young men and women. Contrast MTU with ...

Coded messsage of fascism

To the editor: If the cuts to Meals on Wheels in the new federal budget seem arbitrary, here is a chilling reminder of the cruel philosophy underpinning the current administration that will help put the issue in perspective. This is a move that is literally straight out of the fascist ...

Praise God we won, you lost

To the editor: Are you sick and tired of our Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow voting against Cabinet members of President Trump and all who have been appointed to serve his administration? Michigan voted for President Trump, and we expect her to vote our choice. She has forgotten that she works ...

Call your reps and keep calling

To the editor: On March 4, our U.S. senator, Gary Peters, spoke to a standing-room-only group of Copper Country folk about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. He was eager to answer our questions, and he graciously, patiently shared his knowledge and opinions. Sen. Peters said he had never ...

Resist attempts to divide us

To the editor: Sheriff declares overcrowding emergency. UPSET makes yet another drug bust. Check the want ads. If delivering newspapers won’t pay your bills, you’re pretty much out of luck. The cure? Why, austerity, of course! There’s too much foreign aid (1 percent of budget) ...

Conversations crafting platform

To the editor: I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed being in Houghton recently, and how much I look forward to my return visits. I was so impressed by the number of residents who came out to the Super 8 to share their concerns and their ideas for rebuilding Michigan. Our team also ...

Maintaining trail system

To the editor: The Keweenaw ATV Club would like to thank both GMO and AFM for their continued support and excellent cooperation in extending every effort to obtaining, keeping, and managing our recreational trail system up and running in Houghton-Keweenaw Counties and beyond. It is through ...

What’s Trump trying to hide?

To the editor: In September 2008 while attending a real estate markets conference in Manhattan, Donald Trump’s son “Don Jr.” made the statement, “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets….We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.” In ...

National service for everyone

The catch phrase “Freedom isn’t free” is used to justify military action in countries that are not a threat. What does matter is the real price of citizenship. If you are native-born and did not serve in the military, you did not have to take the oath to defend the constitution. But if ...

Need independent look at county jail

To the editor: Now we are getting somewhere. After readying the article submitted by Graham Jaehnig on March 3 in the Mining Gazette, we are starting to sort out the pros and cons for replacing the Houghton County Jail. Camp Kitwin, with accommodations for 240 inmates allows possible ...

Case is made for Russian probe

To the editor: I think recent actions of senior advisers to President Trump, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions lying under oath about his contacts with Russian government members prior to the presidential election, make the case for an independent investigation into Russian government ...

Is this the country the people want?

To the editor: What does this mean: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ...

Baby bottle donation

To the editor: As the director of the Life Outreach Center, I would like to thank Walmart and the Houghton store manager Jeff Weeks for recently donating 120 baby bottles to us. These baby bottles are distributed throughout area churches for families to take home and fill up with loose ...

Moral relativism in post-truth era

To the editor: Deep and troubling issues are manifest in our educational system. Will Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos be able to stem the tide? Not surprising, the post-graduate indoctrination has filtered down to K-12 grades. An article entitled “Death by Education” by Selwyn Duke ...

Christian by faith, not luck

To the editor: In response to David Keranen’s letter titled: “Born Christian by luck of draw”. Some people believe because they live in America, go to the same church their families attended for years, and play “Church” they’re a Christian. No one, not even the Pope, is born a ...

Visual arts needs equal support

To the editor: It is not wrong for those who are interested in what have recently been started to be called, in a ridiculous gimmick, “STEM” fields, to be concerned about coming state cuts. And for this to be explained by the meaningless jargon of “rebranding” hardly justifies them. ...

Columnist refuted by Wikipedia

To the editor: In his opinion, published in the Feb. 25 edition of the Daily Mining Gazette, Robert Reich gets, at the very least, one point totally wrong — a point that easily changes the entire thrust of his article. He states that Boeing, at their South Carolina factory, buys airplane ...

Some fishing, hunting thoughts

To the editor: The game is on! I’m just scribbling a few sentences on fishing, hunting and wildlife. First off, most of us go hunting mainly for the sport and companionship of it. I know it helps the economy and relieves stress, too. Fishing is for everyone supposedly. Companionship, ...