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Letters to the Editor

Making rich pay for everything doesn’t work

To the editor: Detroit failed because it raised taxes too high for the middle class and the rich. In response, they just moved to get away from taxes. This illustrates the major problem with socialism all the free programs they say the rich will pay for. The problem with this reasoning ...

Revelation is unfolding right before us

Wake up America, Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. Whether you like President Trump or not he has already fulfilled one of the last prophecies in the Bible prior to Jesus’ return. Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel back to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital ...

Warren Quarnstrom was last link to SMSU’s founding group

Dear Editor: As Marshall bids goodbye to Warren Quarnstrom this week it should be remembered that he was the last surviving member of the group which brought about the creation of a state college (and later university) in Southwest Minnesota. Beginning in 1956, this group of activists plotted ...

Important House election

To the editor: I am heading into my second year SMSU and this election is the first time I get to vote for President of the United States. That is an honor I take seriously. But there is another race that has drawn my attention. It is the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Chris ...

Bread and circuses

To the editor: Bread and circuses were the policy of the Roman Empire to put down uprisings. It seems the Democratic party has taken a lesson from their playbook. Instead of showing America, the policies would be Biden administration, they had a 4-day session stating orange man bad. Hoping ...

Drost for voting privacy

To the editor: There was a lot of concern around privacy when Minnesota switched away from caucuses to primaries. One of the biggest concerns was who gets access to that voting data. I would prefer my voting history to be private, as I assume most people would. However, (Rep.) Chris ...

No police will lead to a body count

To the editor: Black Live’s Matter Rioters tries to seize homes in Seattle. Marching through residential neighborhoods yelling “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.” How long similar insanity, will ...

What goes around comes around

To the editor: For me, Marshall is a wonderful town to live in. Love the college — going to Gold College seeing all the students there. I don’t care what color your skin, you students at our college are much to be proud of coming to college to continue your education. Respect goes a ...

Census changes shortchange Minnesota

To the editor: The Trump administration’s abrupt decision to cut a month of data collection from the 2020 census threatens to leave states like Minnesota out in the cold. In normal census years, rural areas are among those most difficult to count. But this year’s numbers are more ...

Comparing 1942 with today’s events

To the editor: In regards to the commentary on 1942 (George Will, July 27), I found it interesting that it was compared to the events of today. As a native of the West I was living and working in Portland at the time of the bombing on Pearl Harbor. Other than the three weeks when the city ...

Attracting businesses from Minneapolis

To the editor: Have American cities entered the Detroit trap? Where in pursuing Democratic policies the tax rate for those cities becomes too high leading to the affluent class leaving the cities destroying the tax base the city needs. It seems our large cities have found another way to ...

Support Fischbach in primary election

To the editor: Minnesota’s primary will take place on Aug. 11. This is when Republicans will choose the candidate who will face 30-year incumbent Collin Peterson in the November general election. Michelle is a hard worker, she’s tenacious, she’s considerate, she’s caring and ...

It’s time to love our neighbors

To the editor: With all that is happening in the world, and even right here in Marshall — the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing racial justice concerns, I struggle to understand why St. James Episcopal Church in Marshall displaying a PRIDE flag is of such concern to someone that they are ...

Urge district to reconsider flag decision

To the editor: It is interesting to know that Abraham Lincoln’s statement, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”, is a paraphrase of words spoken by Jesus in Matthew 12:22: “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined and every city or household divided against ...

State rep takes fossil fuel money

To the editor: This past week, Minnesota political candidates had to publicize their first bit of fundraising. I took a look and found Rep. Swedzinski had taken money from a Petroleum lobbying firm. Meanwhile, his opponent in the upcoming election, Doria Drost, earned the endorsement from the ...

Time for transparency

To the editor: In 2018, Dave Hughes was endorsed by President Trump, to run against U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson-D, for Minnesota Congressional District 7 (CD7). In that year’s election, Mr. Hughes came the closest to beating Peterson than any Republican had done in many years. This year, ...

Collaboration to end homelessness

To The Editor: A July 21 letter to the editor provided definitions of Marxism, communism, socialism, and capitalism and asked readers to, “decide under which form of government you prefer to live.” America is a mixture of capitalism and socialism. We have private property and freedom in ...

Important choice for voters in November

To the editor: Minnesota’s Seventh District voters have an important choice to make this year when they vote for their representative in the U.S. Congress. For voters who would like to see Democrat Collin Peterson run again, he is doing so. Winning another election will let him keep the ...

Time for Swedzinski to leave

To the editor: I have always voted for who I felt would do the best job for the political office they were running for whether it be Democrats, Republicans, Independents or Libertarians. When I moved to Marshall I always voted for Marty Seifert, who I consider a friend. He always made time ...

Aug. 5 deadline for primary election letters

Letters involving the Aug. 11 primary election must arrive at the Marshall Independent office by 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Letters can be sent to mlamb@marshallindependent.com. Aug. 11 will be the last edition that letters involving the election will be published.