Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Mental illness, guns just too prevalent

An exercise in probability suggests that mass gun killings could occur anywhere in this country, including in our own community.

Doesn't understand 'low information'

Henry Seiter Jr.'s recent letter is headlined, "Government's growth is a threat to liberty."

His last sentence ends, partly, as follows — "... and low-information voters who see bigger government as their personal savior."

Central discussion is a confusing mix

As a Champaign Central High School graduate, I find all the discussion about building a new Central very confusing.

First, the community was told the building couldn't be updated to allow computers in all the classrooms. Then we were told that the district planned to move Edison Middle School into Central? Then it was suggested the district might lease it out for business offices?

Obama's leadership is woefully inept

The recent release of five top Taliban terrorists, who will kill again, in exchange for one U.S. deserter is another prime example of the arrogant Obama regime recklessly bypassing Congress and undermining our country and military. Although soldiers were killed searching for Pvt.

No need to pull police from schools

If having police officers in the Champaign schools is working, let's leave it alone.

Critics like Hattie Paulk and Terry Townsend need to admit that the problem is in fact with whomever is arrested — white or black.

Instead of blaming racial profiling or blaming whites, they should talk to the young people causing the problems and tell them to clean up their acts.

Politics remains signature issue

The Illinois State Board of Elections is trying to invalidate the majority of the 500,000 signatures collected by the bipartisan Yes for Independent Maps campaign. Board of Elections Chairman Jesse Smart has been quoted as saying that the petitions he saw were "sloppily handled" and included scores of unreadable and duplicate signatures.

So now voters need perfect penmanship?

Trade with Taliban was a big mistake

We should not negotiate with terrorists. It was our country's policy for years until President Obama changed it.

Why not give Greens, Libertarian chance?

In a recent column ("Third-party 13th hopeful plans to fight"), Tom Kacich quotes a local state Sen. Michael Frerichs quoting another politician saying that D (for Democrat) is how you make your car go forward, and R (for Republican) is how to make it go backward.

Very clever, but what if you're on the wrong road entirely? Neither direction is much help.

'Political offenses' excuse doesn't cut it

A few comments on David L. Green's letter. Those who deplore the violent acts of James Kilgore are, according to Green, manifesting in "vindictive emotional energy" rather than a recognition of the terrible suffering caused by those acts.

Disappointed Dems need to send message

Although I share almost no positions with state or national Republicans, I am going to vote Republican in state elections in Illinois this year, and I encourage liberal and Democratic friends to do the same.

Just call me a disappointed and discouraged Democrat.