Letters To The Editor

What side are you on?

To the Journal editor: There are stark differences that exist from political group to political group in our country. One group wants to allow infanticide (letting babies die after they are born) and partial birth abortion (ending a babies’ life in the third trimester). The same group ...

Speaking of the Bible

To the Journal editor: Recently several “Letters to the Editor” have had a controversy over whether the Bible is a storybook or a factual book. Actually, it’s both. Jesus sometimes told stories to teach a Biblical truth. Often Jesus specified when He was telling a story, a parable. ...

NPS thankful for assistance

To the Journal editor: On behalf of Negaunee Public Schools’ Board of Education, I am writing to thank the Upper Peninsula districts for the kindness they have shown to us in response to our recent bus garage collapse. Because of the support from these districts, we did not have a ...

Clarification added

To the Journal editor: I always respect the opinions of Dr. Conway McLean, DPM, and especially appreciate his emphasis on the connection between nutrition and health. However, I would like to offer some corrections to his incorrect statements and misleading comments in the Feb. 12 column ...

Backing the Bible

To the Journal editor: A letter to the editor on 12/17/18 claimed that the Bible contained myths. As a student of the Bible, I found that II Timothy 4:3-4 warns us “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves ...

City does good work taking care of snow

To the Journal editor: I just couldn't let Don Potvin’s guest columnist editorial quietly slide into my memory as I glance out my window and see yet another truck hauling snow away from what I can only assume to be another full day of cutting back snow banks. I'm disappointed that you have ...

Writer praises city cleanup crews

To the Journal editor: Kudos to the city crew dealing with this avalanche of snow. It’s nice to see our tax dollars well spent. What would cripple most communities is just another day of work here in the Queen City. RUSS FURE Marquette

Is the US trending toward Socialism? No

To the Journal editor: I read with interest Gary Merrill’s recent (letter). I don’t know Gary, but I have to assume he’s a solid citizen with concern for our country. I certainly respect him for that. However, our political ideologies don’t line up. Gary’s main concern is that we ...

Legislation supported

To the Journal editor: The For the People Act, introduced last month in the U.S. House of Representatives, will improve American elections by making our election system more free, fair, and accessible to all eligible Americans. This legislation will restore the Voting Rights Act, improve ...

Letters to the editor

Slow climate change To the Journal editor: Letter writer Carr Baldwin questions the threat posed by human-caused climate change. It’s important to note that this position stands in stark contrast to that of the U.S. Department of Defense. A recent Pentagon report warns that sea level ...

Believing in the Bible

To the Journal editor: I am one of the misguided individuals who believes in “hoaxes perpetuated in the Bible.” Mr. Hill’s letter was painful for me to read, but I would like to tell him and others who believe the same what a British author and professor Paul Johnson, wrote in an ...

Letters to the editor

Real emergency? To the Journal editor: The U.S. is in the midst of a national emergency—not involving the border with Mexico. We have an urgent and factual emergency: climate change. We no longer have the option of “waiting and seeing,” as the warming of the Earth produces erratic ...

Remove corruption in our elections

To the Journal editor: I recently wrote to U.S. Congressman Jack Bergman, R MI-1, in support of HR 1, the For the People Act introduced by John Sarbanes, D MD-3. Bergman replied by correctly listing the main points of the proposed legislation, which is designed to “…ban campaign ...

Republican Party is in a sad state

To the Journal editor: For all of Mr. Merrill’s pearls-clutching over socialism (MJ 2/7), I'm a little bewildered about what party he supports. Despite their often smug tone, Republicans under Trump cannot credibly declare the moral high ground anywhere. Fiscal responsibility? Not after ...

Research talks

To the Journal editor: It is my hope to see the day when both conservative-Republicans and liberal/progressive Democrats will become more politically honest and truthful with the American people. There is tremendous room for improvement by both sides. For example, I just had the ...

Societal slide cited

To the Journal editor: Are the sexes equal? Not according to a significant number of women, who say men must be “feminized” to be worthy of women and their love. These misandrists (man haters) also consider men “less human.” One reason for it is prejudice. Many favor themselves and ...

Make campaign finance violations sting

A group that actively campaigned for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has gotten its hand slapped and must now pay a fine for its clear violations of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. That law exists for a reason, and the state must do more to ensure it's getting enforced. Whitmer began her term by ...

Line 5 important to U.P. residents

To the Journal editor: How are you keeping your home warm this winter? In the U.P. and across the state tens of thousands depend on propane to keep warm. Like many reliable staples in our lives, we sometimes take for granted how propane gets to us. That’s why rather than criticizing ...

Management cited

To the Journal editor: Kudos to the UPAWS organization, caring for and finding homes for animals of all kind. Their no-kill policy is working wonderfully, maybe we can get UPAWS to run Planned Parenthood. Start saving babies and finding homes for them. What do you think? STEPHEN ...

Great paperboy

To the Journal editor: Kudos to our paperboy. We’ve had bitter windchills with below zero temps. Business and school closures. No mail delivery. An ice storm. And yet, every day by 3 p.m., our Mining Journal has been delivered. Thanks, Josh. Great job. JUDITH GREGORICH Marquette