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Letters To The Editor

Mailing it in

To the Journal editor: Heavy, heavy pressure out there against mailed ballots. Mr. Trump insists that absentee voting is good, mail-in voting is bad. Clearly, this is a distinction without a difference. In Michigan, anyone who wishes may request an absentee ballot, no excuse, no reason ...

Electoral college invalid

To the Journal editor: As I consider the upcoming election, I am overwhelmed knowing the ultimate decision for America is a moral one. The electoral college along with the U.S. Supreme Court decided to deliver George W Bush Florida’s votes as the Florida secretary of state stopped the count ...

Key questions posed

To the Journal editor: Why does President Trump continue to stand up for Vladimir Putin at the expense of our national intelligence agency? Why has he overlooked the cover up of the murder/dismemberment of a reporter from an American newspaper by Saudi Arabia? Why has North Korean dictator ...

Mine inspector candidate thankful

To the Journal editor: Thank you to the thousands that supported me in this week’s primary election for Marquette County mine inspector. I am honored and humbled. Together we shared a vision of where things would better be, to make the world a safer place, but whose time has not yet ...

Drain commissioner says thanks

To the Journal editor: My name is Mike Farrell and I am currently the Marquette County drain commissioner. I would like to thank the voters of Marquette County for their continued support for me as drain commissioner on the Aug. 4 primary. I especially would like to thank the ...

If Trump loses

To the Journal editor: Donald Trump has hinted that if the results of the election show that he lost, he wouldn’t necessarily accept the results and that he wouldn’t leave. Well, if Trump really does choose not to leave office at the end of his term, first he’s in violation of the ...

Don‘t back GOP

To the Journal editor: Fellow citizens, have you just lost your enhanced unemployment benefits? Are you worried about feeding your family, or whether your school can educate your child safely? Did your business miss out on the Paycheck Protection Program? The Democratically controlled House ...

We must work together

To the Journal editor: Recently there have been violent protests in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta and other cities. I believe the violent protests are led by citizens who hate this country and hate the president of ...

Launch site a bad idea

To the Journal editor: The proposed MAMA vertical launch site at Granot Loma is a reckless location for a spaceport development. It is inconsiderate of the needs of local residents, neighboring landowners and the environment. The zoning is in conflict with current and historical use of the ...

Line 5 not viable

To the Journal editor: The 1953 easement permitting Line 5 to be placed in the Straits of Mackinac contained numerous protections. However, the Snyder second agreement with Enbridge in October, 2018 contained a “sellout” provision on damage coverage. The 1953 Easement provided for ...

Backing Whitmer response

To the Journal editor: In June, Enbridge was fined $6.7 million for EPA safety violations, defied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by restarting Line 5 after damage shut it down and now refuses to provide Department of Natural Resources with proof of insurance against an oil spill. Words have no effect ...

Bi-partisanship works

To the Journal editor: “You say tomato, I say tomahto” as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong famously sang. However we might differ, we can all agree fresh produce is vital and delicious! Growing food requires a healthy climate, clean air, water and soil and resiliency to increasing ...

Use your head (and mask)

To the Journal editor: People employ different means to seek the truth. Some employ intuition; they go with their gut. Some go along with whatever pack with which they identify; a kind of herd mentality. Others habitually seek a contrarian view; they seek to go it alone. Others allow for ...

RATI doing great work

To the Journal editor: So many people and establishments deserve so much thanks and praise for their part in combating COVID-19 not only here in Marquette County but around the U.S. Doctors, nurses, nurses aides, clean-up people, hospitals, police, firemen, first responders and health care ...

Bergman called out

To the Journal editor: This a copy of a letter I sent to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet: Dear Rep. Bergman, We know that the Republican Party has become the party of Trump. Its members seem to be deathly afraid that anything one of them does that displeases Trump will result in dire ...

Speed limit too fast

To the Journal editor: I commuted between Munising and Marquette for 12 years while the speed limit on M-28 was 55 mph. In good weather, I usually traveled at 62 mph because I felt safe at that speed and didn’t get pulled over by the state police. Recently they increased the speed limit ...

Visitor was welcomed

To the Journal editor: From May 4 through June 10, I spent time getting medical treatments at your great hospital. This letter is an attempt to thank each and every one of you with whom I came in contact: the hospital staff, the Ramada staff, the Marq-Tran drivers and all others. A small ...

Lord is answer

To the Journal editor: “Those that cannot learn from history are destined to repeat it.” A cursory study of the decline and fall of nations shows that the U.S. is following their path to destruction, becoming, instead, the “untied” states. Consider just two trends: First is a ...

Fundraiser success

To the Journal editor: It was a quick decision to put together a fundraiser for UPAWS. Flyers were made and distributed around the neighborhood inviting people to support UPAWS by baking, selling items, collecting wish list items, bedding and Econo slips. During the two-day event, we met ...

McBroom off base

To the Journal editor: This is in response to an Op-Ed by state Sen. Ed McBroom that recently appeared in The Escanaba Daily Press. He claims Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 tunnel will make a safe pipeline safer. The portion of the pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac is now 67 years ...