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Letters to the Editor

Whistle past the graveyard

To the editor: To hear Donald Trump speak, we are doing well fighting the COVID-19 virus approaching 120,000 deaths. No surprise, his only concern is getting reelected. When Trump could no longer ignore the Coronavirus, he finally put together a Pandemic Response Team which he quickly ...

Don’t politicize death

To the editor: Those who politicized George Floyd’s death should think about this: In our nation of over 300 million people, one man’s cruel abuse of power ended his life. Like Marxist class—warfare ideology, racial identity radicalism ignores what we do as individuals. Instead, it ...

NFL players are Americans

To the editor: Passage of time and prolonged thought do make for positive change. National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell recently stated the NFL was wrong for not listening to players about the concerns of race, including kneeling during the national anthem during games. ...

Open letter to Keweenaw businesses

To the editor: An Open Letter to the Greater Keweenaw Business Community: As we gently start to emerge from our pandemic isolation, the issue of “masking-up” appears to be a growing problem.  I’ve noticed there are some businesses in the Keweenaw who apparently feel that requiring ...

Voting in a pandemic

To the editor: It’s nice to go to the polls and greet neighbors. But not during a pandemic. And not if you and two or three tired, cranky children are waiting in line after you’ve worked all day. Those closest to the door may have a chair, but often the line of voters stretches far beyond ...

Time to support Black Lives Matter

To the editor: I support Black Lives Matter. It is time to recognize, identify, and eliminate Institutional Racism and our own personal racism. It will lead to what our forefathers intended as a More Perfect Union. FYI: most black, Native American, Latino, and Asian communities have fewer ...

Do black lives matter?

To the editor: The information presented in Chris Jaehnig’s May 30 front page article, “Black Lives Matter: No hate group, but a fighting movement,” so greatly contradicted research I have previously conducted on these very issues, that I feel compelled to reinforce the historical ...

Kindness being shown throughout

To the editor: My intent in writing this letter was to commend those who have shown exceeding kindness to needy neighbors during this mandated lockdown due to COVID-19. However, our country only sinks into deeper levels of depravity, specifically, rioting. Whatever the reason, it is ...

We all have work to do

To the editor: I was happy to see that the Daily Mining Gazette featured a story about the Black Lives Matter movement on the front page of the weekend edition for 5/30-5/31. BLM is a response to the terrible treatment given to so many persons of color (POC) around the county. I think that ...

HHS Class of 2020 Thank You

To the editor: The Houghton High School Class of 2020 would like to thank our community for its support of our all-night lock-in party. We are sad to say due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the party was canceled but we were still able to do something wonderful with your donations! Each senior ...

What to make of all the protests

To the editor: What should we make of the protests going on all over the country? If you observe their ages, they are mostly composed of 20, 30, and 40 year olds. And they vote! I hope they want what I want: social justice that is in short supply in the capitalistic system as it exists in ...

Unite against racism

To the editor: All people, especially people of faith, especially white people of faith, are called to do something about racism in our communities and in our country. We are called to stand up for racial justice. We are called to think deeply about what we believe and where those beliefs ...

DMG was not fair to Bulleit

To the editor: The Gazette editorial of May 23, 2020, criticizing Prosecutor Brittney Bulleit is journalism at its worst. The editorial demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of law. The personal criticism of Ms. Bulleit is unwarranted, and made in a childish manner which betrays the ...

Finally, some local good news

To the editor: Copper Country Audubon installed a peregrine falcon nest box on the Finlandia Jutila center some years ago to provide an alternative spot for the Portage Lake lift bridge falcons to nest when some major repairs were being done on the bridge. The falcons ignored the box, but ...

Wearing a mask protects us all

To the editor: I spent a bit of Memorial Day hanging out with an elderly relative who had just reopened her store - a popular tourist attraction on Lake Superior. As the two of us caught up on the past year, each wearing our masks while perched on opposite sides of her new plastic front ...

Capitalism, opportunism

To the editor: Capitalism as defined by Adam Smith, Ludwig von Mises, F. A. Hayek and other classical economists no longer exists. That Capitalism envisioned a system whereby entrepreneurs created and invested in an enterprise that if successful produced value and generated a profit but ...

Rights, responsibilities

To the editor: Now that more businesses have started to open we still have restrictions to pay attention to. Gov. Whitmer is doing her best to protect our lives, and responsibly return economic activity. The GOP solution now seems to be forget guidelines. Most countries have followed the ...

Are we in this together?

To the editor: Almost all nations on Earth are governed by representatives of competing political parties. In normal times, there’s probably something to be said for people of contrasting views hammering out compromise solutions. But, we don’t live in normal times. In times of great ...

World must be wondering

To the editor: The world must be wondering what’s going on in the United States. There’s ole Uncle Sam with two large black eyes. The first black eye was the result of a bungled approach by an incompetent president and cowering Senate to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in perhaps doubling ...

Forgetting too soon

To the editor: How soon we forget!  During the second world war, Japan attacked China and we, the United States stepped in and saved China from Japan’s destruction.  China proved during the Korean War that it did not want a Democracy on its border, so it protected N. Korea and killed ...