Letters To The Editor

Power to people

To the Journal editor:As Yoopers and other Michiganians circulate petitions to repeal Michigan Public Act 21, it's evident that clarification is needed on a few issues.If voters fail to reject PA21 of 2013, the right to referendum on wildlife management issues is gone forever. Remember 2006? ...

Drones not needed

To the Journal editor:The front page article in the Sept. 7 Mining Journal concerning establishment of a drone research and "testing" area over the First Congressional district of northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula was very disturbing to me as well as I'm sure, many other citizens ...

Attitude shift seen

To the Journal editor:It is moving how troops are greeted on their return to the United States. They are greeted at the airport and they surprise their families at events disguised as a baseball catcher or a team mascot.I did not have the honor of serving in Vietnam. I was stationed aboard the ...

Care needed in Syria

To the Journal editor:What's to be done in Syria? Nothing yet until we know who was responsible.We know that it happened, we know what was used, but we do not know who caused it to happen.A reasonable start would be to investigate possible motivations jointly. But that might be ...

Weeds are scary

To the Journal editor:This is a new one on me as I have never seen anything like it, ever.On the evening of Aug. 27 - the night of the fog - I'm driving south on Kelly Johnson with my sister from California and nephew from Milwaukee.No fog lines or center lines as the highway was recently chip ...

Rules are rules

To the Journal editor:This is a comment about raising the speed limits on some roads. The reason for doing it (85 percentile rule) is what is confusing to me.The idea is that 85 percent of the drivers are not going 55 so lets change the law. That means over 85 percent are breaking the law and ...

Jesus is needed

To the Journal editor:We have all recently seen or heard on the news about conditions in Syria. Many innocent women children and even men being killed in large numbers.The use of chemical weapons is serious. The gas used is devastating to say the least, you cannot see smell or even know its ...

Headline clarified

To the Journal editor:On Thursday, The Mining Journal published an op-ed piece that I had written in which I commended President Obama for submitting the issue of Syria to Congress for approval.However, the main point of my op-ed was to pose a series of questions that need to be addressed ...

Don’t forget Jayne

To the Journal editor:Downtown Marquette is booming with attraction in history and culture to enhance our community.For this I appreciate and am thankful for the on-going hard work from committees and individuals that support Marquette and its future.But there is someone that is being forgotten ...

Power to people

To the Journal editor:Hi folks. Guess what? It's a new month. Looks like our "leaders" are going to send our warriors to another stalemate war.I don't know about you, but, I don't kike other countries shaking their heads and fists at this great nation. Isn't it time we took control of our ...

Camp is thankful

To the Journal editor:The board of Camp New Day UP would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals, churches, organizations, and businesses that helped to make this year's camp a success. Camp New Day UP is a free one-week camp for children who have been impacted by the ...

Wolves have a place

To the Journal editor:Regarding the beagles allegedly killed by wolves in Chippewa County, the owner states he could never come back and in good conscience turn his dogs loose and have this happen again. My question is, why turn a beloved pet loose in an area inhabited by wolves? Wolves are ...

Catholicism debated

To the Journal editor:A writer to this column recently declared that as a lifelong Catholic, he was heartened by the possibility of changes in Catholic Church teaching. I am a lifelong Catholic who wonders where the writer got his information.The Catholic Church, more than any other ...

Labor Day

To the Journal editor:Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 by labor unions, and in 1894 was declared a national holiday. Labor Day observes the strength, hard work and dedication of America's workers.The Marquette County Labor Council is sponsoring the 24th annual Labor Day Festival Sept. 2 ...

Food stamps moral

To the Journal editor:"Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, that you do unto me." Who has ever thought about this refrain from a well-known hymn, and not known deep within their heart that Jesus Christ was asking those of us more fortunate to take care of those who need help? It just ...

Trip was worth it

To the Journal editor:As the captains of the NMU women's soccer team, we feel it is important to respond to a letter that was printed regarding our recent trip to Europe. We, the student athletes on the soccer team, worked extremely hard to raise funds and pay for the trip ourselves. We all ...

Asking questions

To the Journal editor:My letter as a concerned free American citizen has to do with several issues. First, what is our government doing for us and what is it doing against us? Why do we keep voting the same politicians back into office that are working against us? Isn't it clear to see they ...

Straightening US out

To the Journal editor:Well, here I am again. I've just been listening to the O'Reily Factor and felt obliged to write again. There has been so much rhetoric about how our leaders are going to "straighten out" what's wrong with this country, it makes me ill. What have they done?...Nothing but ...

Addicted to oil, war

To the Journal editor:The calls for war are sounding again and this time it doesn't appear that the U.S. is waiting for a U.N. resolution. The so-called facts of Assad's use of chemical weapons is a misstatement of the reports from Doctors Without Borders. We have selectively chosen one civil ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:My son was riding his bike to his friends a few days ago and unfortunately crashed resulting in a broken arm.He was about a mile away from our house, by himself at the time and of course in a great deal of pain and probably in shock. A man stopped to help my son and gave ...