Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Rosenbaum a kind adoption judge

I am responding to Marvin Gerstein's Feb. 26 letter which mentions me by name.

Back officials who don't take money from NRA

"A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

The Second Amendment is not a sentence but a few phrases. If it were better written, then it would more clearly define a constitutional right.

God should have a place in our schools

Recently in the news, I saw a picture of a student's T-shirt in Parkland, Fla. Imprinted on the back was "Lord, why did you not prevent the 17 fatal shootings in my high school?"

The booming voice of God proclaimed, "because I'm not allowed in your school."

Enough said?



To end abortion, support social justice

An abortion obviously ends a human life; it ought to be opposed by all of us who say that our political views are that we're "against anything that kills people or destroys the planet we live on."

Gill progressive candidate for 13th

Democrats in the 13th Congressional District have a choice to make this primary season, and for me that choice is clear: Dr. David Gill.

Hess is blind to Obama's failings

Commentator Elizabeth Hess laments that we are a closed-minded society.

She then proceeds to bash President Donald Trump as a racist, misogynistic, xenophobic dimwit while putting Barack Obama up on a God-like pedestal with words like "brilliance," "confidence" and "charisma."

Conservative? Please read closer

The News-Gazette's Commentary section of Feb. 25 was certainly full of interesting stuff.

Setting the tone was Anne Casey's letter complaining about The News-Gazette's conservative bent, which brought me to tears laughing. All Casey had to do was flip back to Elizabeth Hess's liberal slobbers on page C-5. It would have made her day.

Florida students stir us from complacency

"The Emperor's New Clothes" is a well-known tale about adults who delude themselves into "seeing" what everyone else "sees" so they don't stand out from the crowd.

As the story goes, it is a child who breaks through the nonsense and declares that the emperor is naked.

Of course Trump would jump in

I just love our president's tough guy approach to every challenge, be it societal, legislative or diplomatic.

Why, if only we could go back to the champion system to settle disputes among nations, I bet he could take care of this whole Russian threat once and for all by challenging Vladimir Putin to a bare-chested cage fight, mano a mano, winner take all.

Davis takes money after shootings

In reading Tom Kacich's article from Feb. 20, "Shimkus, Davis lead Illinois politicians in NRA funding," I was not surprised to see that Rodney Davis has received over $45,000 in contributions from the National Rifle Association, including both direct support and independent expenditures.