Letters

Former teachers proud of today’s students

To the editor: We are so proud of what many thousands of school kids across America did on Wednesday. They took a stand for their right both to live and to learn in our schools. And what they did clearly shows that learning can also take place outside the walls of our schools. At many schools ...

Norwegian grand marshal gives a blessing

To the editor: I was asked by the Irish to be the grand marshal in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. I understand they wanted a Norwegian to upgrade the atmosphere. They promised something white to eat at the end of the parade. Obviously I thought it would be lefse and lutefisk, but as the day ...

Response to letters

To the editor: Here is my response to several letters to the editor. Letter #1: Entitled “Gun Crazy.” This person from New Ulm said one small suggestion, anyone who is madder than hell should not be permitted to own a gun. Sounds to me like that person wants to take my guns ...

Same name, different person

To the editor: I felt compelled to clarify. I am David L. Borchert (Police Commander for New Ulm PD). I live at 405 South Broadway, New Ulm. I noticed in the Thursday, March 8, 2018 edition of The Journal that there was another David Borchert (David D. Borchert) listed in the delinquent Tax ...

More double standards

To the editor: In recent letters a writer expressed anger at liberals, who he believes are planning to take his guns and his rights. He described himself as an NRA member, so I understand where some of that misinformation and anger aimed at liberals comes from. I bet the NRA made the same ...

Trade deficits hurt the middle class

To the editor: The establishment and its political appointees in our Justice Department came within an eyelash of deciding who would run the country. Officials involved in investigations who’ve been reassigned, demoted or have quit their jobs should tell us something. Many of our policy ...

Failures surround the Parkland shooting

To the editor: Available on the Internet is a discussion sponsored by Judicial Watch of the various failures surrounding the Parkland school shooting, including the federal PROMISE Program by which it was made to appear that violence in the Broward County school system was dramatically ...

Double standards

To the editor: Since the school shooting in Florida anti-gun people are again blaming the guns. They want to ban the so-called assault rifle. They want to raise the age to 21 to buy a long gun, which is a rifle or a shotgun. They want more strict background checks. They want to do away with ...

School Shootings

To the editor: Following each mass shooting in our country, I have been more concerned about what’s going on in the US. As a retired teacher (in New Ulm), I have been especially bothered by the shootings in our nation’s schools. Dealing with the shootings is a difficult matter. What can ...

No easy answers

To the editor: Here we go again. In the wake of yet another tragedy involving a criminal and his gun, we search for answers and solutions. And rightly so. It seems to be human nature to look for the easy answer. Just ban guns, and this will never happen again. Maybe just some “common ...

Make schools a safe zone

To the editor: Make Schools a Safe Zone, NOT a gun-free zone. I am an NRA member and I believe bump stocks should be made illegal. If you put a bump stock on a semi automatic gun it becomes an automatic gun. Automatic guns are illegal and if you have one it should be taken away. If you ...

Conservative speaker was Milo Yiannopoulos

To the editor: Recently, there was an editorial in this newspaper that was talking about “conservative speakers” being barred from speaking at the University of Washington due to prohibitively expensive security fees. This letter, however, lacks details on who exactly the speaker was. ...

Gun crazy

To the editor: Gun control is a touchy subject, especially in this neck of the woods. One small suggestion: anyone who’s “madder than hell” should not be permitted to own a gun. Chris Loetscher New Ulm

Are we mad enough?

To the editor: Contrary to the opinion expressed in the “mad as hell” letter of Feb. 27, God has never been banned from public schools. The law has not required it, and it would be impossible, because God and faith are within the people there. Teachers and students don’t drop their ...

I’m mad as hell

To the editor: This is in response to Our View on Friday, Feb. 23 in The Journal entitled, “First, you’ve got to get mad.” What I am “Mad as Hell” about is blaming guns and the NRA for the problem. Guns and the NRA are not the problem. We have had this problem for 40 years, maybe ...

18 states have passed T21, we should too!

To the editor: Tobacco use is a risk factor for the top three leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases. Preventing tobacco use among young people is a critical step towards reducing tobacco use in the United States. The trend in ...

What was the law waiting for?

To the editor: A few days ago we had this tragedy in Florida. The students were trying to alert the law of their town, but the law wasn’t aroused. They they alerted the FBI, but they weren’t aroused. Then, Boom!. The roof fell in. The law knew from the work of the students that he had a ...

Remembering Comfrey’s B-47 heroes

To the editor: As we read and hear aout the many serious issues that surround us, such as terrorism, wars and the threat of wars, I am reminded to be thankful for the people in our Armed Forces who sacrifice so much to protect all of us. Please permit me to remind your readers of a ...

What if they were your kids?

To the editor: I’m one of the numerous citizens of this country that is absolutely done with Congress’s inaction on common-sense gun control measures. I know many of our representatives — Senators Smith and Kobluchar, or Rep. Timothy Walz — support common-sense measures like banning ...

Brown County Board strikes out

To the editor: To the Brown County Commissioners: Three strikes and you’re out. No. 1. They aprpoved 2 hog barn permits in Mulligan Township on land that should have never been approved. I wrote them letters with information on soil types and water tables out of the Brown County soil ...

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