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Letters To The Editor

Questions about Marq-Tran’s plans

To the Journal editor: I am writing today to address some questions that I have. I have also talked to others and heard their concerns also. What is happening with Marq-Tran? Will the bus be going back to a fixed route system? Soon? It is very difficult to get the door-to-door bus. You ...

Failed policy cited

To the Journal editor: With the new administration, what will change, with the some old establishment still in place with the next administration? The pandemic continues to bring more inequality and the world’s industrialists and financiers take full advantage of it to accumulate more ...

Signing up for vaccine not easy

To the Journal editor: When calling the Marquette County Health Department's vaccine appointment phone line, I was informed that slots had already been filled. Furthermore, I was instructed “keep your eyes and ears open for further information.” This apparently means that we all must ...

What is the answer?

To the Journal editor: Our elected officials, U.S. Jack Bergman and state Rep. Greg Markkanen, are representing a segment of their constituents’ concerns regarding possible “voting irregularities” in our November election. But they are not representing me nor a large bulk of their ...

Stossel missed mark

To the Journal editor: As a retired teacher and parent of a teacher, I was shocked to read some of the statements (national columnist) John Stossel wrote in a recent column. Specifically, “So, union workers (public school teachers) get paid even when they don’t work. Not working seems to ...

Those behind unrest must be accountable

To the Journal editor: “This election was stolen.” That is false. “Millions of fraudulent votes” That is false. “Election fraud.” That is false.“It was antifa.” That is false. What happened on January 6, 2021 is mainly on Donald Trump’s shoulders. The seditious riots in ...

Bergman must go

To the Journal editor: The 2020 election should have been an example for the world — a contentious election during a pandemic with high voter turn out which the Department of Homeland Security declared one of the safest and most secure in history. A victory for Democracy! Legal challenges ...

History lesson adds perspective

To the Journal editor: In the wake of the recent assault on the U.S. capitol building by Trump thugs there has been much talk of the difference between the ways black-African American protesters and this largely white American mob have played out. In the midst of this debate and by way of ...

For Trump: What might have been

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” — John Greenleaf Whittier There are many things beyond human control, among them, when and where you were born and who your parents are. As President Trump leaves office, he will have time, but ...

Our own barbarians through the gate

To the Journal editor: In A.D. 455 the barbarian, Gaiseric, and his hordes invaded and sacked the city of Rome. On Jan. 6, 2021 our own, domestic barbarians invaded, sacked, and looted the Capitol Building of the United States of America, egged on and led by our very own Gaiseric. Is there ...

No election fraud

To the Journal editor: Once again U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, has decided to join the conspiracy theorists, kooks and Proud Boys who are propping up (the Administration’s) effort to stay in office after losing the election. Not only did he join the Texas lawsuit to overturn the ...

Marquette County thanked

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the men and women of the Marine Corps League Lake Superior Detachment 764, we would like to send a great big thank you to Marquette County. Thank you to all the local businesses, residents and the veterans population who helped us have another successful ...

Support misplaced

To the Journal editor: There were 62 state court legal challenges and two U.S. Supreme Court legal challenges to the outcome of our recent presidential election. All of these were dismissed due to lack of evidence of voter fraud and Georgia even counted their votes three times! But ...

Taking responsibility

To the Journal editor: The day after the U.S. Capitol was overrun by a mob intent on interrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s election, I spent the morning nauseated by what U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman-Watersmeet, had done while I was sleeping. Despite seeing the afternoon’s violence ...

Put on notice

To the Journal editor: Our children are hungry and go to bed in need of food and meds. Why do they have to suffer? Because of those we put in office. We know why and they don’t understand. Wake up in Washington. It’s time to help the kids eat and get well. If you don’t win in the next ...

Muzzle applied

To the Journal editor: Pity the poor president now cut off from Twitter, seriously restricting his ability to dispatch the endless flow of vile and dishonest statements. It took an insurrection for Twitter and other companies to do what they could and should have done a long time ago. Maybe ...

Hold rep accountable

To the Journal editor: The domestic terrorists who attacked the capitol (last) Wednesday are responsible for their part in trying to overthrow our democracy, their violent behavior, the bloodshed and destruction they incurred. They should suffer the consequence of their actions. But they ...

Letter off base

To the Journal editor: This is in response to Gary Ruhinen’s recent letter. He was in support of U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, signing onto a Texas lawsuit challenging the results of the recent presidential election, which, if successful would have overturned votes for Joe Biden ...

Bergman should resign

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, should be held accountable for his role in Wednesday’s insurrection .... It does not take a rocket scientist to understand what was going to happen yesterday with President Trump, supported by Rep. Bergman and others, continuing ...

Officials wrong on support

To the Journal editor: With a court record of 1 win and 60 losses at worst or 1 win and 30-plus losses at best (appeals continue to occur), ... (the) claims of election fraud beyond credibility. Unfortunately, those who represent northern Michigan and the western Upper Peninsula — Jack ...