Letters To The Editor

Group much too conservative

To the Journal editor: Since 1982, the Federalist Society has become an exceedingly influential organization, tilting the federal judiciary to the right during the last 35 years — all the way up to the Supreme Court. Their originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution is a thought ...

House missed opportunity

To the Journal editor: Recently, Michigan’s House of Representatives had the tremendous opportunity to vote to reform Michigan’s auto insurance. I say tremendous because it has been decades since the last vote to overhaul and changes are so desperately needed. The reforms would have ...

Let’s move past prevailing wage

Along with the descent of winter, it’s definitely petition drive season in Michigan. Case in point: Two separate initiatives are warring over the future of the prevailing wage law. As we’ve argued for years, residents (and lawmakers) should throw their support behind repealing ...

A wonderful place

To the Journal editor: While shopping at one of the local big box stores with my daughter, we happened upon some of the “flipping” sequin covered bags. My daughter had a hard time deciding which one she wanted Santa to bring her for Christmas and a kind woman who was walking by ...

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To the Journal editor: On behalf of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 349 of Little Lake, we want to thank Kohl’s Department Store in the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township and Econo Foods in Marquette for the help we received in providing Christmas gifts for six families in need which ...

Christmas role models

To the Journal editor: This Christmas season, as we prepare for a new year and think about things we could do differently, consider the examples of Mary and Joseph. Upon learning that she was to be the mother of the Christ-child, Mary immediately said to the angel Gabriel, “May it be as ...

Compromise needed in labor dispute

To the Journal editor: The success of UP Health System is vitally important for the health of our citizens and Marquette County’s economic future. We believe it is extremely important that a fair and just compromise be reached between the hopstital and the nurses. The longer this dispute ...

True meaning of Christmas?

To the Journal editor: Soon Christmas will be upon us. Black Friday has passed as has Thanksgiving Day. Much has changed in my lifetime. Sadly the celebration of Christmas has almost disappeared. First of all, it starts too early, almost in September now. Also it has been transformed into a ...

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Tax bill will not help middle class To the Journal editor: Trickle-down economics is a nightmare, according to an item from The Washington Post by Eugene Robinson. According to the article, “top economic adviser Gary Cohn says the GOP tax plan is going to have ‘trickle-down’ benefits ...

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To the Journal editor: Whenever tax cuts are mentioned, Democrats scream (about) tax cuts for the rich, which is a diversionary tactic on several fronts. To begin with, tax rate cuts are not about fairness or non but a battle as to whether the government or the private sector (which ...

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Skewed logic? To the Journal editor: Recently, as citizens of this great nation, we have been given a Christmas gift by the federal government in the form of a tax cut. The Senate and the Congress agreeing on this tax cut is magical all by itself. I am very pleased that this tax cut was ...

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To the Journal editor: A recent commentary via letter to the editor auspices likely meant well. However, the author seems to want to equate apples and oranges in making reference to Jesus Christ. Sir, there is no comparison between Jesus Christ and any sitting office holder in the political ...

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To the Journal editor: When Beau LaFave was first elected, Lt. Gov. Calley said that given Lafave’s disability, “he has an opportunity to be a real inspiration to people out there living their lives in a world that was designed when they weren’t at the table.” LaFave himself said ...

Ghiringhelli should be on Marquette City Commission

To the Journal Editor: We strongly encourage the Marquette City Commission to make the democratically responsible choice and appoint Tony Ghiringhelli to the commission’s vacant seat. Ghiringhelli earned the fourth-most votes out of a total of six candidates for three available seats in ...

Students appreciative of movie experience

To the Journal editor: When Dr. Frank Farbod and his wife, Jean, discovered the movie “Wonder” would be showing this fall, Jean contacted me with the news that Frank wanted to take our fifth-graders to the movies! It all started in 2015 when I emailed the Facial Surgery Institute asking ...

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To the Journal editor: News that Enbridge may build a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac is not good news for the Upper Peninsula. A straits tunnel is being touted as a means of making Enbridge Line 5 safer for 23 million gallons of oil a day. What it actually does is extend the life of ...

Tax bill misses mark

To the Journal editor: The tax bills that were just rushed through the U.S. House and Senate are a political stunt that feature false assumptions. They won’t expand the economy as advertised, but will expand our debt. The whole pretext of these bills is that “trickle down economics” ...

LifePoint must explain

To the Journal editor: The medical situation of the Duke LifePoint-Marquette General Hospital and the largely outpatient Marquette Medical Center is in critical condition. For background, I received an MD degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, in June 1955 and after ...

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Affordable housing needed To the Journal editor: I was surprised to read in the Nov.12 Mining Journal that the Grandview project will be, “the answer to the affordable housing shortage in Marquette.” As board chair for Marquette’s homeless shelter, Room at the Inn, I know Grandview ...

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Trump up to task To the Journal editor: I find the “Mercy badly needed” letter as just condescending tripe against President Trump and the conservative thinkers who support his views. There are plenty of us. The moral issue of abortion is one that must be settled between the ...