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Letters To The Editor

Action suggested

To the Journal editor: The scheme by MAMA cheerleaders and shortsighted members of the County Commission related to the vertical launch spaceport siting, is the classic “bait & switch” ploy. What was initially outlined to the public was for any spaceport launch to be located at K.I. ...

Questions posed

To the Journal editor: Reverend Langseth, you questioned the validity of questioning ‘voter irregularities’ in this past election from our elected officials and I believe you are owed a public response. However, I would appreciate it if you would explain your apparent ‘voter ...

Action needed now

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal Editorial Board recently asked when the political climate will improve in this country. It will improve nationally when elected officials work conscientiously and honestly not to just get themselves re-elected, but to fulfill their obligations as ...

Let democracy win

To the Journal editor: Unity: “the state of being united or joined as a whole.” Unity of country is not rallying around some catch phrase or person, but instead protecting our democratic processes which weaves differing viewpoints, civil debate, and accountability into the strong fabric ...

New system proposed

To the Journal editor: Please, imagine a world in which there is no need to vote for the lesser of two evils. A world in which we have real choice, in which we vote for someone, not against someone. That world is more achievable than you might think. We are forced to vote with these ...

Dems thirst for revenge

To the Journal editor: This is in reply to Jeffrey Prusi’s letter of Jan. 22 in which Mr. Prusi believes that any elected representative or senator that had the audacity to challenge election results should be kicked out of office. Apparently, Mr. Prusi doesn’t understand how democracy ...

Health department efforts cited

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to the Marquette County Health Department for successfully performing a once in a lifetime occurrence: vaccinating for the COVID-19 virus. With many other individuals, I was vaccinated on Jan. 28 and everything seemed to run ...

Lions appreciative

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Lions Club would like to thank the community for their support this past year. Our returnable can drives have allowed us to support the Childhood Cancer Initiative throughout the Upper Peninsula and many local agencies. We look forward to continuing this ...

Double standard can be seen

To the Journal editor: Here is a quote from Jeffrey Prusi from his letter to the Mining Journal that ran Jan. 22: “What happened on January 6, 2021 is mainly on Donald Trump’s shoulders. The seditious riots in Washington, D.C. on January 6th are to be blamed on his incitement to riot ...

Helping to help others

To the Journal editor: The Negaunee St. Vincent de Paul food bank would like to thank the many organizations and individuals for their generous donations used in the preparation and distribution of Christmas baskets for families in the Negaunee and Palmer areas. We could not have done this ...

Simplification proposed

To the Journal editor: Thank(s) (to The Mining Journal) for printing George Will’s column on Friday. It provides what I believe to be the most accurate assessment of the state of American society today that I have ever seen in print. The accumulated body of U.S. law is so massive and ...

Loyalty questioned

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, you are on record as not believing the electoral college vote for President-Elect Biden (no matter how you try to walk that back) and you are on record for not impeaching President Trump for inciting a coup (it was not just a “riot” as your ...

Unhappy with rep

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. (Jack) Bergman, we cannot begin to express our disgust with your actions in (recent) weeks. We both worked for the DoD in the Intelligence Community for 30 years and were always proud to serve the brave men and women in our military. The fact that you are ...

Put hope first

To the Journal editor: Hope for the New Year with the COVID-19 vaccine coming. Let’s hope that will slow down the spread of the virus. Also come Jan. 20 our new president Joe Biden will take over and another hope that our country will come together to help all people, mostly those who ...

Double standard apparent

To the Journal editor: I watched a movie recently, “Hunger Games.” It portrayed an imaginary country where the capitol district lived an extravagant life at an expense of the surrounding country. They sucked resources and taxes from the surrounding districts, ignoring a large portion of ...

America deserves better

To the Journal editor: Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, operated on the principle that, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Donald Trump began telling the “election fraud” lie months prior to the vote in ...

Willy’s doing great

To the Journal editor: Great job to Wildcat Willy the mascot for Northern Michigan University. Wildcat Willy the mascot wears his NMU hockey jersey to NMU Wildcats hockey games. Wildcat Willy wears an NMU basketball jersey and shorts to the NMU men and women basketball games at the Berry ...

What is there to say?

To the Journal editor: What is there left to say about the attempted coup at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 while Congress was in session? Words like horrific, infuriating, chaotic, criminal don’t seem to capture the depth of the affront to our democracy that was perpetrated by the ...

Writer sees irony in Baraga situation

To the Journal editor: The irony of the Baraga County board to use their vow to the Constitution to justify the refusal to follow the rule of law. The Constitution was written because of the failed, bottom up power approach through The Articles of Confederation. Men like Franklin, ...

Thanks given for help with meal

To the Journal editor: As the Event Coordinator of the Community Christmas Dinner, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who made this year’s event a resounding success. Because of the generosity of our community sponsors, volunteers and the Ishpeming Elks Lodge we were able ...