Letters to the Editor

‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart’

To the editor: This letter is primarily for the benefit of those in attendance at “The Effect of the Reformation” presentation given at the Lyon County Library. Two statements were made during the question and answer period by the presenter that need to be corrected. First, that ...

American Education Week opportunity to recognize individuals

To the editor: The 222 members of the Marshall Education Association announce that Nov. 13-17 is American Education Week. This is a great opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality ...

Please stick to science

To the editor: Judging from the responses to my Oct. 24, “Does the Earth revolve around the sun?,” I must ask: Why is it that when I try to discuss science, almost everybody wants to talk religion? Can we please stick to science? Thanks. Part of my letter stated: “…does the ...

Thanks for walk support

To the editor: I’d like to give a very heartfelt thank you to everyone that helped and/or participated with this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. With the help of the communities across Minnesota and North Dakota, over $2.59 million has been donated and donation tallies continue through ...

Thanks to men and women who served

To the editor: The members of American Legion Auxiliary Marshall Unit 113 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for the security ...

Consider buffer strips as restitution

To the editor: In the Oct. 31 issue of the Marshall Independent, State Representative Chris Swedzinski expressed the sentiment that complying with Minnesota’s buffer zone law “is a general taking of land.” He added that the state “isn’t really offering anything” as compensation ...

Opioid epidemic needs our attention

To the editor: In April 2016, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 was signed into law after passing unanimously in both the House and the Senate. Originally marketed as a non-controversial bipartisan bill, members were led to believe that it would help ...

Stand up against those yelling ‘fake news’ over climate change

To the editor: Jesus once said to Nicodemus, a politician of his time, “You are Israel’s teacher and do you not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have ...

Cheap patriotism vs. real patriotism

To the editor: “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” That bit of wisdom, attributed to the English author Samuel Johnson in 1775, has become part of our common culture and is as true today as in 1775. Johnson must have been referring to cheap patriotism and not to real ...

Does the Earth revolve around the sun?

To the editor: The writer of the Oct. 18 “Good news, Bad news” letter is alarmed that: “We live in a nation that could provide leadership to combat growing climate change,” but people in government are blocking the effort. No need to be alarmed on this. Be alarmed about “fake ...

Good news, bad news

To the editor: One likes to be positive. Here is some good news. We live in a region where we will not directly experience hurricanes. Unfortunately, there is the bad news: our nation and the rest of the world are impacted by the growing forces of climate change. Good news: We live in a ...

How many more will die on 23

To the editor: One question for the people of Marshall — how many more people must die or be injured before we lower the speed limit on Highway 23 through Marshall down to 45 mph? David Bero Marshall

Reduce speed at 23/59 intersection

To the editor: This letter is another plea to those who set the speed on Highway 23 past Marshall city limits. Again, as stated before, towns in Minnesota, have advance signs alerting drivers that speed is to be reduced before entering a town where businesses and residential homes ...

Obamacare was not rushed through

To the editor: “Health care coverage is too important of an issue for it to be rushed through for passage like Obamacare,” This statement came from an editorial in the Marshall Independent this week. This latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is being rushed through with no ...

Confederacy allowed to stick around

To the editor: Why would any American honor a traitor against the United States who shared responsibility for the slaughter of countless Americans? Why would any decent American display the flag of treason against our country? In Charlottesville, Va., a proposal to remove a statue of Robert ...

Time to pray to reverse sinful culture

To the editor: For those that say they believe in Christ Jesus: do you know what is going on in the world, your country, your state, in your community? Do you know that one of the Senators from Minnesota speaks as though a Catholic should not be allowed to sit on the Seventh Circuit ...

Think about veterans suffering from disabilities and PTSD

To the editor: In response to the articles regarding funds for a Military Memorial in Marshall and Minneota. While honoring our Veterans with a memorial is a very noble gesture and I applaud the efforts of those involved with the fund raising, keep this in mind: Think about how some of ...

Another year of Bible classes

To the editor: On Thursday at 6:30-7:30 p.m. the Jesus Cares Ministry of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church at 208 W. Marshall has been blessed to be starting off another year of Bible classes that runs September through May. All individuals in the community with intellectual and ...

Who is a ‘rogue nation?’

To the editor: North Korea tested a nuclear weapon, and is called (in a tweet) a “rogue nation,” by President Donald Trump, representing the United States. The United States, actually, was “a rogue nation“ when it used a nuclear Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) on the Japanese in ...

Statues honoring people who committed treason in support of evil

To the editor: In (Publisher Gregory Orear’s) Saturday, Aug. 19, column defending of the right of communities to maintain monuments honoring people who, in defense of slavery, committed treason against the United States, you wrote: “The moral evils of the Nazi party and its guiding ...