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Letters to the Editor

Who is the American military veteran?

Most of this is from an “anonymous Veteran.” I think this what the heart of every American should be. “It is the Veteran” It is the Veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion! It is the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us Freedom of the press! It ...

Opening up a wider window to our world

To the editor: Thank you gentleman (Mike Lamb and Greg Orear) for producing a quality local newspaper that is worth both the money to buy it and the time used to read it. What is even more noteworthy is the fact that in this digital, perhaps soon-to-be-quantum, age, the Independent is a vital ...

Larry Henle — they don’t make ’em like him anymore

To the editor: The community of Marshall should consider itself extremely fortunate to have a local daily newspaper and people who work hard to bring you your news six days a week. Truth be known, the paper wouldn’t be what it is without those people — from the men and women in the ...

Do you want to be part of the Big Rock Candy Mountain?

Read John Kass Oct. 21 column: Warren, Biden and that Big Rock Candy Mountain To the editor: Sounds too good to be true — it is! Medicare for all — only the taxpayers fund it. Free college — only the taxpayers pay! Can’t forget women’s rights...abortions for sure. What do ...

Put things in God’s hands

To the editor: The writer of the Public Forum letter to the editor, “Hagedorn’s response to suicide is ‘appalling’ ” (10/16 ) questioned whether “people who commit suicide go to hell.” As a Vietnam veteran, he had friends who committed suicide and noted “approximately 20 ...

U.S. military expresses concern about climate change

To the editor: In response to a recent letter by Phil Drietz, I want to draw attention to a remarkable document on climate change and national security. On Sept. 24, 64 former military and security leaders endorsed “A Climate Security Plan for America.” It’s signed by Rear Admiral David ...

Global warming position indefensible

A 10-10-2019 global warming letter stated: “The greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere that otherwise would radiate into space.” True; and water vapor (a greenhouse gas), traps about 1375 times more heat than man’s CO2; and about 8620 more heat than man-made methane. The thing ...

Use your mind when it comes to abortion

To the Editor What scientific research shows is that in nature and without abortion somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of zygotes (the first cells of life) are naturally destroyed and never become born babies. That is what nature teaches us about the Natural Law. Nature allows a virtual ...

Hagedorn’s response to suicide is ‘appalling’

To the editor: I attended a Minnesota U.S. Representative Jim Hagedorn Town Hall meeting in Winona in early September. I’ve been haunted ever since by his response to a citizen who was asking if he was aware of the relationship between gun ownership and suicide. Mr. Hagedorn’s response ...

Hagedorn’s response to suicide is ‘appalling’

To the editor: I attended a Minnesota U.S. Representative Jim Hagedorn Town Hall meeting in Winona in early September. I’ve been haunted ever since by his response to a citizen who was asking if he was aware of the relationship between gun ownership and suicide. Mr. Hagedorn’s response ...

A smoke screen to hide global warming facts

To the editor: In the Oct. 2 issue of the Independent, Phil Drietz of Delhi strikes again. This time, Mr. Drietz assures us that we don’t have to worry about global warming. He distracts us by discussing the heat capacities of various greenhouse gases. First, Mr. Drietz’s discussion of ...

No need for ‘climate strike’ hysteria

To the editor: The Sept. 9 Mankato Free Press editorial said: “Of all the greenhouse gases (GHG), methane is one of the most potent because it so efficiently absorbs heat in Earth’s atmosphere. It is dozens of times greater at warming the Earth than carbon dioxide (CO2).” Actually, ...

Giving back to my community

To the editor: Upon completing my college degree and obtaining my first job in Marshall, I realized that I wanted to give back to my community.  When I first heard about the United Way I knew what a wonderful organization it was and all the different people it helped, plus the money stays in ...

Time to believe in brown

To the editor: I watched the Mustang football game Saturday and was very happy to see brown uniforms. It has been awhile and it looked good. I thank the SMSU athletic department for doing that. Once again it is time to “believe in brown.” Go Mustangs. Ron Zvorak Marshall

Labor Day not the time to publish anti-union op-ed submission

To the Editor: I feel compelled to comment on your Labor Day editorial attacking unions. My dear grandmother never tired of telling me that there is a time and a place for everything. With that in mind, I would suggest thinking more carefully about your editorial choices on holidays. One ...

Decision to take away curbside recycling very disappointing

To the editor: I have to admit that I am very disappointed in the recent decision that was made that will take away curbside recycling. In the article in the paper Wednesday, it states that the bids ranged from $400,000 to $700,000 a year. Currently, if I remember correctly, we are paying ...

How do we know Earth is billions of years old?

For most of my life I believed, and most everybody believes that the earth is billions of years old. A couple months ago I inquired the Minnesota Geological Survey as to how they know the rocks are 3.6 million years old which they reference on a bronze plaque located in Ramsey park in Redwood ...

We are not a democracy

The coolest you should keep your house is 78 degrees, federal program recommends. How much longer is going to be before people start to realize that this and so many other things that are coming down the pike from the Federal Government as “recommendations, policies and regulations” are ...

‘Gun control never eliminates guns’

To the editor: In the emotional debate about guns and who should be able to have certain types of weapons, we should remember what Aristotle is credited as saying: “The law is reason, free from passion.” Do those who promote further “common sense” gun laws/restrictions bother to ...