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Letters To The Editor

McConnell is beyond contempt

To the Journal editor: According to a recent news release (CNN, Feb.14, 2020) Mitch McConnell is quite prepared to try to fill a Supreme Court vacancy should one come up in 2020, an election year. This, despite his arrogant denial to have even a hearing for President Obama’s nominee, ...

Controlled hunt needed on island

To the Journal editor: The over-abundance of moose vs. the number of wolves on Isle Royale is a travesty. There are in excess of 2,000 moose and only 13 wolves (possibly less due to inbreeding, fighting for the alpha position or non-acceptance into the pack) to manage thousands of moose. A ...

GOP wants to cut benefits

To the Journal editor: I fear the Republican Party members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. They are my #1 “nemesis.” They are much, much more “conservative” than are the Republican citizens who they are supposed to represent. While research indicates that ...

Sanders not the one

To the Journal editor: Bernie Sanders is on the record, but even more importantly on videotape (from Aug. 8, 1985 and June 13, 1988) uncritically publicly praising the so-called virtues of communist dictatorships in Cuba under Fidel Castro, in Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega and in the Soviet ...

Wounded Warrior Fund amazing

To the Journal editor: I would like to express my appreciation for the Little Lake American Legion Wounded Warrior Fund and the people that have donated to this extremely important cause. Because of multiple surgeries I needed transportation to Midland. This was provided by the Little Lake ...

What does Jack Bergman have to say?

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman claims he wants to protect our senior citizens by protecting Social Security and Medicare. According to the flyer received from Jack Bergman December 2019, published and mailed at taxpayer expense: “Social Security and Medicare provide ...

Writer thanks Wiese, Zyburt for actions

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank Marquette County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Greg Zyburt, and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese for not supporting the recently proposed resolution to declare Marquette County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.” Though the commissioners, ...

Sentence may give misimpression

To the Journal editor: Although what is expressed in the editorial “Arts and culture a key part of vibrant community” is something I’d strongly support, its opening sentence may give a misimpression. Arts and culture are “a city’s heart and soul,” but they are not only that. ...

Redmen/Redettes should stay

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Area Public Schools board needs to make a decision very soon. This entire name debate process has been extremely flawed from the start. Too many people with vested interests were on the original committee to fairly look at both sides of this issue. ...

Redmen/Redettes should go

To the Journal editor: I am an Marquette Senior High School alumni from the class of 2015, and I am writing to show my support for changing the MSHS nickname. I remember getting ready for swim meets, wearing my parka reading “r*dmen” and leading the team cheers yelling our nickname with ...

Impeachment was joke

To the Journal editor: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — unless you’re Donald Trump. As the impeachment “trial” without witnesses ends, some Republican senators hope their leader has finally learned an elementary school civics lesson while others could care ...

‘Partial’ impeachment

To the Journal editor: Making America Great Again? The suppression of evidence from eye witnesses at the recent impeachment trial is not fair to the president and his political base. Testimony from eye witnesses, which can establish one’s guilt or innocence beyond a reasonable doubt, ...

Commentary on life

To the Journal editor: Pro-lifers argue for the infinite value of each precious fertilized human egg until the moment that the baby is actually born. Then, well, not so much. Private and governmental health insurers compute the value of a human life to determine which drugs or treatments ...

Historically speaking

To the Journal editor: I work at a local historical society. I deal with local history research every day. I’m familiar with the kind of information it is possible to find about people and events in Marquette County after its establishment in 1843. There is a strange paucity of evidence ...

Vets need help

To the Journal editor: I just read and seen a very disturbing article which stated more U.S. veterans have committed suicide in the last decade than had died in Vietnam. Researchers found suicide for veterans is 21% higher when compared to civilian adults from 2001-2014 statistics, (the ...

Protecting our natural resources

Articles in The Mining Journal report the benefits of the second Community Environmental Monitoring Program Agreement and its utility for use by other communities with mining operations. When the first CEMP agreement was initiated by the original developer of the mine project, a five-member ...

Protecting our natural resources

To the Journal editor: Articles in The Mining Journal report the benefits of the second Community Environmental Monitoring Program Agreement and its utility for use by other communities with mining operations. When the first CEMP agreement was initiated by the original developer of the mine ...

Impeachment a waste of time

To the Journal editor: In regards to the impeachment, I have to agree with the president. It was a “sham,” a “hoax,” a “fake.” It was all that. But it is not “fake,” a “hoax” or a “sham” in any way shape or form in the manner the President implies. Not at all. ...

Proud of Redmen/Redette heritage

To the Journal editor: I have been following both sides of the discussion regarding the longstanding Marquette Senior High School nickname and it is clear a nerve has been struck with the majority because of the surreptitious and biased consideration for a nickname change. As a three-sport ...

Healing together always best

To the Journal editor: Boozhoo (Greetings), Aboriginal, Indigenous, Native American, American Indian, Tribal, First Nations are all names that my Anishinaabe ancestors have been called by others. Anishinaabe is what we call ourselves. I am a mixed ancestry Anishinaabe person. My mother is ...