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Letters To The Editor

Values and the law

To the Journal editor: Amidst the fervency of our political conversations these days, I would like to suggest a calm and reasoned conversation about the foundational relationship of values and the law. Individual values form an intricate web that combines in a myriad of ways to engender ...

Protect Social Security

To the Journal editor: Eighty-five years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, Social Security remains one of our nation’s most successful, effective and popular programs. Over 64 million people, one out of every six U.S. residents, collected Social Security ...

McBroom missing mark

To the Journal editor: State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, recently applauded the State Supreme Court ruling stripping the Governor of Emergency Powers, stating “Emergencies happen, but only for a time” and “the people, through its elected Legislature, have a voice and it must be ...

Backing Plourde

To the Journal editor: I’d like to voice my hope that people will vote for Mike Plourde for the Marquette City Commission this fall. I have known and worked with Mike in our capacities with the Department of Corrections and after since 1998. In that time I have always known Mike to be ...

Voting important

To the Journal editor: I hope that you find your way to vote on or before Tuesday. Encourage your friends, neighbors, family members and coworkers to have their say. You have many options, so vote using whatever method is most comfortable for you. Know that your desired method is not any ...

History being taught

To the Journal editor: I am writing regarding the article printed two weekends ago in The Mining Journal detailing a visit from First Congressional District Representative Jack Bergman. In the article, Representative Bergman is paraphrased as saying 18-year-olds have no concept of civics, ...

Bergman supported

To the Journal editor: I am pleased to endorse to re-elect Jack Bergman to U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 1st District. He has the voice we need to work together and achieve results. He has proven he will fight for the issues that matter most in our district. The only pro-life, pro-Second ...

Cast ballot carefully

To the Journal editor: A coalition of thousands of doctors, nurses, and medical and nursing students representing all 50 states, including over 120 from Michigan, have signed an open letter to U.S. patients put together by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. These medical ...

Funds were raised

To the Journal editor: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 44 of Marquette would like to express our appreciation to the community for their overwhelming response to our recent Pop-A-Top for Poppies Can Drive. Due to their generosity, we were able to raise over $2,600 for the Poppy Fund. This ...

Wisdom offered

To the Journal editor: I once read an interesting and applicable quote that pertains to today’s thinking: “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don’t multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it ...

Bergman is a proven leader

To the Journal editor: As a female business owner and entrepreneur, I’m proud to support Jack Bergman’s re-election to Congress for our district (1st). He is a proven leader in life and Congress, who has fought for the things that are important to us here in Northern Michigan. ≤ ...

Rep misspoke

To the Journal editor: I recently read with alarm U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman’s statement to The Mining Journal about schools no longer teaching U.S. history and the Constitution. Having taught those subjects at the middle school level for over 40 years, I feared that our schools had gone to ...

Jenn Klipp backed

To the Journal editor: Over the last 10 years of friendship with Jenn Klipp, I have admired her commitment to the children in our community. When you watch Jenn interact with young people, you immediately notice her sincere interest and compassion. Along with her husband Taylor, the ...

Lack of critical thinking apparent

To the Journal editor: It is very disturbing to see a level of vitriol and anger in this country that I have never witnessed before. Emotions are running at an unprecedented high level due to the recent events in our lives. the Covid-19 pandemic, the senseless killing of black citizens, ...

Whitmer overstepped authority

To the Journal editor: I am grateful that the Michigan Supreme Court had the courage to strike down the Governor’s micro-management of our state. Finally, a branch of government willing to uphold the principle that in the USA power comes from “We the People” and flows to our political ...

Supporting Jen, Jenn

To the Journal editor: The mission of Marquette Area Public Schools is to “maximize the academic potential of every child.” This is the simple goal that we need the next members of the Board of Education to strive toward. Jenn Klipp and Jen Ray are committed to the MAPS mission, and will ...

Deputies lauded

To the Journal editor: Great job to Deputy Keith Romback and Deputy Dean Rushford the No. 1 deputies for the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Romback drives the white car for the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Rushford drives the black car for the Marquette County ...

Voting is key

To the Journal editor: Democracy is fragile, don’t let it slip away. Voting is fundamental. It would be best if the winning candidate in this year’s presidential election wins by a substantial margin. High voter turnout is also of critical importance. A close vote could result in a ...

Backing Jen, Jenn

To the Journal editor: While the nation is embroiled in the final days leading to the presidential election, the outcome we have the most control over is right in front of us — our local elections. Two Marquette Area Schools Board of Education seats are open. We, Carrie and Wally Pearson, ...

Candidates reckless

To the Journal editor: Mr. Bergman, you and senatorial candidate John James came to Marquette for an outdoor campaign event with attendees crammed together with most not wearing masks, including you! You touted that you are for “law and order.” However, you violated our governor’s order ...