Letters to the Editor

It’s the same thing over again

To the editor:I am curious why the same few people who voice their religious beliefs write the same comments and views every month. They do not believe in or respect other people's views. Fine if they don't - but why tell the world. Everyone has the choice of what they believe or not believe. ...

Be careful who you vote for

To the editor:United Nations resolution 2117 lits 21 points dealing with firearms control, most import no. 11. Call for member states to support weapons collection disarmament. Senate voted 53-46 against U.N. reolution 2117. All 46 senators were democrats. Astonishingly 46 out of 100 senators ...

Minimum wage hike bad for economy

To the editor:Dennis Rahkonen's advocacy of a minimum wage increase reflects an emotional appeal to help his fellow man (and of course women too, if you are part of the PC crowd), but flies in the face of reality. Read John Stossel's op-ed, which includes an analysis of the folly of a minimum ...

Hanging tarp is a concern

To the editor:This is way out of my comfort zone... but I am tired of going to the Hut Inn and seeing the tarp hanging from the ceiling. On my recent visit, plastic containers were catching water dripping from the ceiling.I am terrified that some day the ceiling is going to drop down on top of ...

Put wolf hunt on state ballot

To the editor:I sure am having a hard time understanding how people can object to the participation of an animal protection group in Michigan's wolf hunt issue, while at the same time endorsing the involvement of large, avid pro-hunting groups such as Safari Club International, UP Whitetails, ...

Valentine’s gift appreciate

To the editor:A week or so ago some young men came to The Bluffs to inquire about the number of women living and working there. At the time they gave no reason for their inquiry, but the reason became apparent when on Valentine's Day, they came back with a quantity of roses sufficient for every ...

Keep the mine hoist in the dark

To the editor:People write how wonderful it is to see the mine hoist lit up at night. Well if you drive out to North Entry park at night and look you see those lights from there. This is nothing more than light pollution and a waste of electrical energy.Being a member of International Dark ...

Wolves vital to our ecosystem

To the editor:Some people advocating for a wolf hunting season claim the wolf is a cause of decline in the deer population. But, it is a well known fact that in the U.P., deer survival is especially influenced by winter severity, winter food supply and cover. The winter we are currently ...

Letter on Bible is misleading

To the editor:A letter (Jan. 4) made false claims about what the Bible teaches.The Old Testament supposedly says nothing about eternal life. However, these statements from that part of the Bible do mention it:"If a person dies, will he live again?...I will wait until my change comes." (Job ...

1930s dustbowl in reverse

To the editor:In Malibu, the Joad family loads furniture on their 2014 Lexus.They're heading to the Keweenaw Peninsula in the middle of Lake Superior where they will never worry about drought, earthquakes, or high crime again.If this drought persists for years and whole cities dry up, where do ...

‘Sisu Award’ winner deserved

To the editor:I would like to sincerely congratulate Gail Griffith on her receipt of Save The Wild UP's "Fred Rydholm Sisu Award." That's outstanding. Few causes are so important as protecting the environment we all share. But it is at this point that I part company on the best way to ...

The Republicans’ war on women

To the editor:At the recent Republican National Committee winter meeting, evangelical and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the incredible statement, "Republicans aren't waging a war on women." If they aren't waging war on women, why did Republicans block aid to Marie Stopes ...

Rep.’s motives are questioned

To the editor:I have to comment on the fact that Rep. Benishek wrote a letter to President Obama asking that he offer emergency contingency funds and federal energy assistance to citizens in Michigan struggling to pay their energy bills. Yes, this is the same "tea party" Dan Benishek who voted ...

Wolf hunt is not justified

To the editor:Adam Bump, Michigan DNR, claimed 17 of the 23 wolves killed during last fall's wolf hunt happened in places within known territories of packs repeatedly attacking livestock or pets and exhibiting fearless behavior around people. Once again, DNR has stretched the facts.Data ...

Bible question is answered

To the editor:Mr. Keranen, What is an example of "ultimately self-correcting" science? Yes, the bible has given us "knowledge about reality that is verifiable." To answer your question, check out the following:1. Job 26:7 says, "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth ...

A time to pay tribute to vets

The week of February 9-15 is designated National Salute to Veterans Week. The employees and volunteers at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and the Hancock VA Outpatient Clinic salute America's heroes the nearly 20,000 men and women we proudly care for and serve, as well as over 210 of ...

A discussion of the word faith

To the editor:DMG-LTE 12-18-13 titled: A discussion on the word "faith." As a born again Christian I believe the word "faith" is right up there with the words love and grace. Did you know that: "faith" is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen and without "faith" it ...

State constitution must be honored

The Michigan Constitution in article IX sec. 24 does indeed guarantee the funding of pensions. I disagree with the Judges ruling that says the pensions of Detroit citizens who have earned them are now able to be reduced due to the bankruptcy of Detroit filed in Federal court.Issues of ...

If only we could all be like Alice

To the editor:Alice Herz-SommerFor those of you who missed it on the internet ("Upworthy" and "Youtube"), Alice Herz-Sommer is a 109-year old survivor of Theresienstadt death camp. An accomplished pianist, Alice and her young son were used by the Nazis to make propaganda films to deceive both ...

A bit of poetry about trees

To the editor:The need to grow tress taller provide the water! They have been all alone yet compete with one another!Can't forget the sun to tease them higher.Too much CO2 why bother?Not enough would be the time to holler!Where would we be without wood, don't think we could.So many plant ...