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Letters to the Editor

Serious flaws in Restorative Justice Act

To the editor: Abbie Menze’s recent letter to the editor regarding Veterans Restorative Justice Act included numerous statements that were highly misleading and egregiously omitted key facts on this issue. House Democrats have a 75-member majority. If they thought S.F. 2 was a good ...

We need Ritter as mayor

To the editor: I was very happy to see Steve Ritter’s filing for the mayoral election. I have known Steve for 45-50 years, but am not a personal friend per se. He is a great son, husband and father. He has been active in his church, a businessman is Marshall for at least 40 years. Serving ...

Report all the news

To the editor: Lately the political cartoons are giving a fair share to each side of the political aisle. However, a newspaper is supposed to report all the news. I noticed that an abortion favoring presidential candidate was given front page coverage. Biden claims to be Catholic but killing ...

Be part of the big red wave

To the editor: Republicans and President Trump have been chanting about a “Big Red Wave” sweeping across Minnesota and all across America. That is true, however, what is it that is generating that wave? Is it President Donald J. Trump? Perhaps. It is more so now than four years ...

Reduce unwanted, unplanned pregnancies

To the editor: To my knowledge, increased abortion is certainly not the standard and goal of the Democratic party as stated by Lori Timmerman in her public forum letter of Oct. 13. If I may speak for other Democrats, our main goal in supporting Planned Parenthood is to reduce unwanted, ...

Three reasons to vote Republican

My reasons why I will vote Republican this year: • In 1952, the Korean War was being fought. I knew that I would be drafted. In campaigning for the upcoming presidential election, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower said that if he were elected to be president he would go over to Korea and settle the ...

Veterans deserve better

To the editor: The Veterans Restorative Justice Act came up for a vote in the most recent special session of the Minnesota Legislature. The bipartisan bill, which had support from a number of national veteran’s organizations, would have expanded veteran’s courts throughout Greater ...

Vote pro life this election

To the editor: I have decided to be “silent” no longer. How did our Christian country get where it is today? Nov. 3 will decide our constitutional right to the protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Most religions believe in the Ten Commandments. The Fifth Commandment ...

Peterson has conservative ideas

To the editor: Reasons why conservative-voting people can trust Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., for another two years: In March, 2010 — Collin was the only Minnesota Democrat to vote “nay” on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care.” True, we need care legislation, but ...

Democratic Party Supports Abortion

To the editor: In response to Al Kruse’s article, widespread sex abuse within the Catholic Church happened because it failed to uphold its standards. Increased abortion is a standard and goal of the Democratic party. See page 32 of the Democratic National Party platform - among their ...

Trump is responsible for U.S. ethanol crisis

To the Editor: I’ve been a farmer all my life and seen many ups and downs in our farm economy throughout the years. When Donald Trump came to Minnesota in 2016, I was intrigued to hear him talk about ethanol’s economic potential and increasing our profits. We were told the United ...

Democrats are not pro-life

To the editor: In the great debate in our country about abortion, everybody knows the generally understood meaning of “pro-life.” It means we give unborn babies protection for their lives. We give them every chance to live and enjoy the right to life. We don’t snuff out their lives ...

Don’t support ‘right to repair legislation’

To the editor: Minnesota farmers are committed to protecting the land and environment that produces food for Americans. Innovations in agriculture, especially equipment, have contributed greatly to our farmers producing more crops on less land. Not only does highly technical, modern farming ...

Democrats support pro life positions

To the editor: Look around you. Four in 10 people/families in rural Minnesota are Democrats. They have and love babies. They are proud parents and doting grandparents. Democrats support women, infant and children’s programs because they know healthy mothers have a better chance of having ...

Republicans changed the rules twice

To the editor A recent letter to the editor has it all wrong. Democrats are not trying to change rules about the Supreme Court. The Republicans changed the rules to suit themselves while in power, by not even holding confirmation hearings on Merrick Garland. Now when the new rule doesn’t ...

Politicians need to denounce violence

To the editor: Leaders in the Democrat party, by their silence, appear to support two groups — Black Lives Matter and Antifa. I’m unaware of any Democrat leader condemning these two groups. With nightfall, many “protests” turned into riots with burning of buildings and cars and ...

Mohamed has experience, background to be effective school board member

To the editor: Vote for Muna Mohamed for Marshall Public School Board. A graduate of both Marshall Public Schools (MPS) and SMSU, Muna’s background, experience, and familiarity with MPS would make her a valuable addition to the school board. She would bring energy, enthusiasm, and a ...

Democrats want to take the game ball home

To the editor: In the fullness of time, political views swing back and forth in public debate. Like a clock pendulum shifting between left to right, but in irregular periods. They tend to be a response to one side going too far or having power too long. Right now the Republicans are in ...

Regional EDA will allow SW MN to survive

To the editor: I applaud all the elected and appointed persons who actively participated in the recent city and county EDA discussion. This is very important but should include many cities and counties. A regional organization is the only way that we in southwest Minnesota are going to be ...

‘Historic’ diplomatic pact on bottom of page?

To the editor: (Wednesday, Sept. 16: Taking it to the street corner) How in the world does the Independent headline their font page with a large picture and story of a local “pop-up” campaign event and report in the AP’s own words Israel’s “historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf ...