Letters to the Editor

The bad guys have carried weapons for a long time

This is a rebuttal to the March 28 letter written by Richard Wentworth. Really? Seriously? How naive are you?

If you can make up a "bad guy" story, he will have a gun regardless of concealed-carry law.

Let's say you're in a store. The "bad guy" comes in and starts shooting. The concealed-carry "good guy" gets to his or her gun and shoots the "bad guy."

Why were wild areas near Lake of the Woods cleared?

For the 22 years that I have lived by Lake of the Woods, there have been two areas between Lake of the Woods Road and Prarieview Road that have been let go wild the whole time.

Some Democrats took Republican ballots

Ginger Roney is correct about "inaccuracies" in my letter about crossover voting of Democrat poll workers to subvert nominating Bruce Rauner. Did scores cross over? That is an estimate. We believe two crossed over in Vermilion County, and there are 112 election authorities. We won't know the actual number who violated their oath statewide until after the April 7 election certification.

Reader finds comics' dry humor refreshing

I beg to differ with Milco Moushmof's March 25 letter on three comic strips he wants retired. I find the sometimes dry humor of "Dinette Set," "Non Sequitur" and "Frazz" refreshing and thought-provoking because I often see myself or my actions reflected in them, as well as other people I am acquainted with.

Doctor sorry office in St. Joseph is closing

I wanted to let my patients know how sorry I am about our Presence Medical Group office closing soon in St. Joseph. It is not of my choosing. I wanted to thank all of you for giving me an opportunity to serve you.

It has truly been my honor. I wish you all the best of care and health. This office has been part of my life since January 2007.

Problem with ACA is citizens forced to buy

Leonard Pitts' column on March 30 made two interesting points regarding Obamacare and liberty in the Hobby Lobby case currently before our U. S. Supreme Court.

1) Corporations' owners "do not get to make these decisions (denial of contraception) for everybody else."

2) If they did, it would be "anathema to our ideals of individual liberty and, yes, religious freedom."

Columnists implying troops should be sent

In recent weeks both George Will and Charles Krauthammer have devoted columns to the criticism of the president's foreign policy.

Government is failing the public's trust

A story in the March 29 edition of The News-Gazette regarding the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and a company called Gigabit Squared finds an agency spokesman speaking about the issues of potential misspending of grant money.

The spokesman was quoted as stating on behalf of the department: "We have no patience with this abuse of the public's trust."

CFA misused name on union brochure

The Campus Faculty Association recently published a brochure with "We support the faculty union" on its cover. It named about 700 faculty supporters, and I was surprised to find my name among them.

Lent an opportunity to be more Christ-like

Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."

Peter answered him, "Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away."

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