Letters To The Editor

Kids come first

To the Journal editor:The overwhelming support of the sinking fund proposition for the improvement of our schools was a wonderful victory for our education system.The district will now be able to give its physical capital the attention and funding it needs. Now, it seems to me, the school board ...

Program questioned

Program questionedTo the Journal editor:I am a local teacher, and I would like to share my insights on a current controversial topic regarding education.In recent years, I have become greatly concerned with the Common Core State Standards being taught in Michigan schools.The Common Core was ...

Teachers supported

To the Journal editor:We will no longer be subscribing to The Mining Journal, due to your coverage of the MAPS teacher contracts.I am a teacher and I have come from a long line of teachers (four generations now and counting). I have seen teaching families struggle for years because of the ...

Candidate liked race

To the Journal editor:As a former candidate in the Democratic Primary for Marquette County Commission in District 6, I would like to congratulate Karen Alholm on winning and to express my appreciation to Erik Booth and Randy Yelle for also running good and clean campaigns.I would also like to ...

Happiness and God

To the Journal editor:I had prepared a letter previously but thought the "Bobby Glenn Brown vs. the Catholic Church flap" was dying down, and it probably wouldn't be printed. That does not seem to be the case.I was born and raised a Catholic for 30 years of my life. Then, the bottom fell out. ...

Don’t blame Israel

To the Journal editor:I am replying to Sarah Redmond's letter entitled, "It's still genocide." Not only is her criticism of Israel unfair, it's inaccurate and ignores the history of the Middle East.Genocide is defined as "the systematic killing or extermination of a whole people or nation." ...

God’s gift to us

To the Journal editor:Still lots of bad news. Too bad the TV news does not report good news. You do see a time or two that something that happens is positive. People still have different opinions on the Catholic Church regarding the gay issue.People can make choices. God said that in the ...

Honor Jesus always

To the Journal editor:In the year 382, Pope Damasus first declared, and the Magisterium later affirmed, 73 books to be the inspired word of God, the Bible.Before 1456, the year of the printing press, all Bibles were hand copied by holy monks and clerics and their authenticity verified by the ...

Writer challenged

To the Journal editor:I am replying to the Lynn P. Hansen letter that appeared last Sunday's Mining Journal.In the last paragraph, Hansen says, "It is profoundly offensive to me that my tax dollars help Hammas buy rockets to fire at Israel. How about you?"Congress continues to authorize funding ...

Bill didn’t help vet

To the Journal editor:Personnel are applauding the recent passage of the Veterans Care Act. However, what does it actually do for the veteran? Not much!If you look closely at parts of the act, there are certain portions that have not been really changed.1. Long wait periods: Who determines the ...

Up in smoke

To the Journal editor:This concerns smoking allowed by the front door entrance to Snowberry Heights.Whenever I visit I have to walk through that chemically polluted air to go inside. That second hand smoke is even more dangerous than smoking the cigarette itself.I also noticed the visiting ...

Believe the word

To the Journal editor:On the controversy of the Catholic Church verses pubic opinion on homosexual activity, the Holy Bible, the word of the one true God Jesus Christ, states in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that homosexual activity is a no-no.Hopefully Christian charity will extend to stop name calling ...

Op-ed clarified

Op-ed clarifiedTo the Journal editor:In my op-ed published Sunday in The Mining Journal, in which I discussed biological bases for homosexuality, I referenced a 1997 study by Ray Blanchard and R. Klassen.I stated that this study revealed that, within families with sons only, each additional ...

Invite made

To the Journal Editor:It was with surprise I read that Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is in town for a regional tour.Given our mutual interest in Michigan's environmental quality, I'd like to extend an invitation to Mr. Wyant to tour the Yellow Dog ...

Stop the madness

To the Journal Editor:The demographics around the country have changed and the extremists in the Republican Party see the presidency as out of reach. In my opinion, John Boehner, the speaker of the House, is moving forward wasting tax payers' money with a frivolous lawsuit against President ...

Brown was aware

To the Journal Editor:Mike Marsden and Matt Surrell's op-ed published in The Mining Jourtnal last Tuesday on Bobby Glenn Brown was interesting but they gave the impression government was the cure all concerning Bobby Glenn Brown, gay rights, tolerance and some church issues.This country was ...

Writer backs Israel

To the Journal editor:What is happening? Protesters march in Chicago, rioting continues in Paris and London, and U.N. High Commissioner, Nami Pillay, speaks for all of them, accusing Israel of breaking international law by targeting civilians.Is that true? Is our old friend, and the only ...

Politics as usual

To the Journal editor:The definition of bipartisanship is a political situation usually in the context of a two-party system in which opposing political parties find common ground through compromise.This has been our system of passing legislation, developing budgets, and providing direction of ...

Clean power now

To the Journal editor:Carbon pollution, produced by coal-fired power plants, is one of the greatest threats to the health of Michigan citizens.If we reduce carbon emissions, research shows that we will also reduce other pollutants and produce a positive impact on the health of the public. Most ...

Recycle the system

To the Journal editor:I have an observation for the entire city of Marquette. It seems very ironic to me that in riding or walking around the city after our garbage and recycling pick ups are done, it appears there are more full containers of recyclables than empty containers.I certainly wish ...