Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Feeling good about our nation's future

On July Fourth, I experienced one of the most joyful times in my 66 years of life. As a volunteer at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, I took part in the Freedom Celebration Parade here in Champaign-Urbana.

N-G cranking out right-wing cranks

After a blessedly quiet spring and early summer, recent News-Gazette offerings — From Our Readers, Voices and Guest Commentaries — have been showcasing the rabid right. Many authors are the usual suspects we readers have grown to expect.

Urbana mayor needs to step aside

"You sure got us into a fine mess this time, Laurel."

This is a paraphrase of a favorite statement of the old-time comedians Laurel and Hardy.

However, it appears that it is also apropos to that which the Mayor for Life (Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing) is doing to the city.

Unit 4 driving up property taxes

Is the Champaign Unit 4 school board serious — or just delirious? The hundreds of millions of dollars for construction that are either spent, being spent or proposed are ridiculously impossible to comprehend.

UI basketball is not front page news

As I looked at the July 7 News-Gazette, I noticed that the front page contained a story about the University of Illinois basketball coach and the basketball team being unable to play several of their opening games in the to-be-renovated State Farm Center.

GOP makes up low/no-info crowd

I am responding to the letter from R. Stan Marsh regarding low/no-information citizens.

He conveniently omits the much larger group who fall into the "intentionally ignorant" crowd. The facts are available yet they ignore anything that disagrees with their prejudged fallacies.

Space is limited so I'll be brief.

Beauty of cursive and the GI Bill

I'm responding to two writings in your June 22 edition.

Process maintains animal welfare

Animal welfare is the focus and concern of any animal producer. Therefore, people who raise animals are very concerned about their health and well-being. Research has shown that comfortable and contented animals do better from a production standpoint.

Readers are free to write letters

Apparently, J.J. Roy has some hate issues. In his July 6 letter to The News Gazette, he reminds readers that in a previous letter he wrote about people who hate the president. Now he writes that conservatives hate, well, everyone.

Really? You really can't speak to that.

Evolution letter thoroughly wrong

In his June 28 letter, Dan Miner asserted in that (1) accepting evolution as scientific fact makes one immoral, (2) there is no evidence for evolution, and (3) belief in a Christian God and evolution are incompatible.

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