Letters to the Editor

Would Jesus be packing heat?

To the editor: I read a report today about the Red Letter Evangelicals. I had never heard of them before. In some Bibles every word that Jesus spoke is in red letters. One of their leaders works with the poor, visits the condemned in prison on death row, attends the sick and homeless and sews ...

Flag is refuge from oppression

To the editor: “I was born on June 14, 1777. I am more than just a cloth shaped into design. I am the refuge of the world’s oppressed people. “I am the silent sentinel of freedom. I am the inspiration for which American patriots gave their lives and fortunes. I have led ...

Trump disrespects the presidency

To the editor: The following is a portion of the letter I sent to President Trump in March: To President Trump: It’s time to take the training wheels off; we don’t need a President to entertain us, we need one that will serve and lead all of the people not just the wealthy. You ...

On animals, guns, free love

To the editor: Three troubling current media topics prompt this writing: (1) animals, (2) guns and (3) free love. (1) Progressives clearly know that Donald Trump referred to MS-13 gang members, not illegal immigrants, as animals. So what? I’m assuming it’s evolutionists who object to ...

Ducks Unlimited 42nd Banquet

To the editor: The Copper Country Chapter of Ducks Unlimited thanks everyone who helped make the 42nd Anniversary Banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation a success. Thanks to our following major sponsors: Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Copper Country Ford, Dollar Bay Linoleum & ...

Palestinian right to return

To the editor: Since March 30, Israeli Army sharpshooters have murdered more than 100 Palestinian people in cold blood, including 14 children, and injured over 3,500. The context for these murders was the March for Return, where the people of Gaza were demanding their right to return to the ...

Press should not report details

To the editor: I want to believe it was a momentary lapse in judgment that led the DMG to publish the vile obscenities that were run on the front page May 10. Why try to defend the article as bringing justice to the victim? What about the countless other victims we hear of ...

Local artists can design flag

To the editor: In planning to adopt a flag, Franklin Township has its priorities backwards. Surely, as is known cold in an enormous percentage of countries around the world, the coat of arms is primary to what is called, in the jargon of corporate graphic design, a municipality’s “visual ...

Smart meters make people sick

To the editor: Most people won’t see or feel the smart meter radiation but it is still harming you and yours. Smart electric meters broadcast at a frequency that is incompatible with your body’s frequency and transmit 9,600 to 190,000 times a day spewing microwave radiation 24/7 and ...

Trump tweets, Obama twaddled

To the editor: Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets; some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it’s not ...

Crude pleasure in graphic details

To the editor: In your front-page article on Thursday, May 10, regarding the child abuse case that will be going to court, it appears that your reporter took some crude pleasure in divulging the graphic details of the case. The reporter, and the Daily Mining Gazette by allowing it, ...

Fundraiser for Chassell VFW

To the editor: The Chassell VFW Post 6507 and Auxiliary would like to thank the community members who supported our Pancake / French Toast Breakfast on April 21. We would also like to thank all of our members who donated supplies and worked the breakfast. In addition, thank you to ...

Embassy move serious affront

To the editor: The Trumpian move of the US embassy to Jerusalem is distressing and wrong-headed. The move has long been a key demand that the Israel lobby (AIPAC) requires before giving money to political candidates, but once in office most of them backtracked, realizing it was a sensitive ...

Houghton High blood drive

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Houghton High School’s Dan Groeneveld, Hancock High School’s Ally Fenton, Finlandia University’s Patrice Lompre, UPHS-Portage’s Angela Luskin, Upper Great Lakes Family Health Natalie Larson, Chassell ...

Crime’s details were too graphic

To the editor: I am writing about the article that appeared on the front page of the Gazette on May 10. The article I am referencing is the “Accused molester’s trial set for Sept. 5.” My concern is with the graphic descriptions used by your reporter Garret Neese. I take great pride ...

Other weapons than guns kill

To the editor: On April 23, a man drove a van along a Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people. Canadians didn't protest with signs saying, "Ban the van." Automobiles are never blamed for murders like guns are. A recent letter said assault rifles are weapons of mass destruction and ...

Fix climate: use renewables

To the editor: It is encouraging to note that there seems to an increased awareness of energy and climate concerns and the corresponding understanding that we have only one planet. Quoting Emmanuel Macron (and others), “There is no planet B.” Considering the movement to cleaner energy. ...

Scandals, lies, moral bankruptcy

To the editor: I’d like to address a letter from April 28. The writer is obviously a Fox (Faux) News viewer, Fox News is full of falsehoods and often void of fact. It is simply the propaganda arm of the rabid right wing. We are in a post-truth environment with the current regime in D.C. ...

Give input for better Hancock

To the editor: Do you know that there was a time when people could purchase all of their personal and household needs within the city of Hancock? Hancock once was a vital community with businesses and services throughout the city and on the Main Street. Thank you to the businesses that ...

See through fog of misinformation

To the editor: I have seen reports and comments recently that seem to be opposed to the Summit Lake project. These comments are rumor-driven and really need correction. I can’t possibly fit everything in this letter, but the community really needs to understand that RES is ...