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Letters to the Editor

Last best hope

To the editor: Any informed reflection on our nation’s past reveals that the “good old days” weren’t so good for all of those who call themselves Americans. Any such reflection clearly reveals an ever present campaign to consciously marginalize targeted groups of Americans in order to ...

Circles of community

To the editor: Recently you might have seen yard signs that say “Many Faiths, One Community.” The way we think of community is key. While belonging to a church is a choice, we are, of necessity, members of several communities, beginning with family and extending to the planet. Each of us ...

More than meets the eye

To the editor: Despite Michiganders twice voting against the hunting of wolves, here we are again facing threat of a rushed wolf hunt through the adoption of Sen. Resolution 15. Why the need for this hunt you ask? Well, the resolution states it will limit potential wolf and human contact. Such ...

Is it true?

To the editor: An Associated Press article in the DMG on April 5, 2021, stated the following: A Michigan sheriff is speaking up for an Upper Peninsula man who was charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Karl Dresch “stepped over the line” by going into the Capitol but he’s not a ...

Support slowing climate change

To the editor: I’m a retired meteorologist with two degrees in atmospheric science. The great majority of the most qualified scientists in my field believe human-caused greenhouse gas emissions (and other short-sighted, careless actions like widespread deforestation) are responsible for a ...

Where do we draw the line?

To the editor: The Second Amendment to the Constitution states “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment is ambiguous since a well-regulated militia and arms are not ...

Who needs this change?

To the editor: Recently, Walmart went to self-checkouts. I wonder if anyone did a poll or asked customers how they felt? There were always long lines but now they’re very long. I’ve seen people just leave their carts and exit the store. I personally don’t like it. Looking for UPC ...

Voting bills not helping

To the editor: Thirty-nine bills were recently introduced in the Michigan Senate that will suppress voting rights, all done under the false premise – aka “The Big Lie” - of securing elections in a state where there has not been a single documented and verified instance of individual or ...

Can drive thanks

To the editor: On behalf of the Houghton High School Senior Class, I would like to say thank you to all of the community members who generously contributed to our Can Drive fundraiser. The Houghton High School Class of 2021 held a can and bottle drive recently to raise funds for a senior ...

Build the wall back better

To the editor: This wall thing has dragged on way too long. So I’ve decided as a good citizen to step up to the plate, grab the bull by the horns, and put the pedal to the metal. (Metaphors were made to be mixed,) We need to “re-imagine” the whole wall thing. Because in reality ... we ...

Acceptance

To the editor,  I was upset to learn that several of Dr. Seuss’s books are going out of production due to cultural sensitivity. Cultural sensitivity seems to be the reason Leinenkugel redid its iconic logo, a Native American woman artistically posed over, what I have been told, is Lake ...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from MADD

To the editor: Don’t press your luck by drinking and driving. MADD reminds everyone to keep safe this St. Patrick’s Day MADD Michigan — Mothers Against Drunk Driving is reminding everyone to plan ahead for a safe ride home this St. Patrick’s Day, which continuously ranks as one ...

Follow medical advice

To the editor: In Mr. O’Leary’s letter about following medical advice, he used the opioid epidemic as an example of the failure of the medical community to be credible. According to him they “created and encouraged the flood of opioids into communities.” True, science created ...

Open letter to Jack Bergman

To the editor: Your latest newsletter touts your co-sponsorship of the REINS Act in the U.S. House. This bill is intended to strengthen oversight of the Executive Branch and prevent abuse of power. It’s worth noting that this bill, or a version of it, has been introduced by every Congress ...

Peaceful protest

To the editor: Most Trump supporters in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 were peaceful, but that wasn’t emphasized in biased news reports about the “deadly riot” that day. Last year’s numerous riots by Marxists and anarchists were described by the news media as “mostly peaceful ...

Time to switch to nuclear

To the editor: Nuclear power: what is it? It is one of the cleanest, most reliable powers that we have today. A number of years ago, I wrote a letter to this paper about nuclear power on naval ships, aircraft carriers and submarines. The following year, I went to an REA annual membership ...

Think about what you toss

To the editor: Our seventh-grade class did a poster on how most animals die in the Atlantic. We found that less than half of the animals die organically (from natural causes), and what we do here affects them. If you throw a bottle out in this area, it will eventually end up in an ocean. Some ...

Drive-by Santa

To the editor: We had a drive by Santa on Sunday, Dec. 13. I would like to thank all those involved. Santa, the fire department, the township, Brian and Julie, Renne, Carol, Jane, Matt, Marcy and Eric, Kathy, Maya, Lassela Insurance, the Mohawk Superette, Slim’s, Pat’s IGA, Econo Foods, ...

Defund Bergman

To the editor: November 2020 afforded my granddaughters their first opportunity to participate as voters in a Presidential election and use their voices to help shape our democracy. They researched candidates, policy, and proposals, completed their ballots, and returned them early. They ...

COVID protocols

To the editor: The “COVID-19 protocols” and “COVID-19 rules” in sports, including professional sports, are manifestly preposterous nonsense. Once again, the principle is restrictions placed on people who are not sick, and players are “protected” against other players and other ...