Letters

The real purpose of the 2nd Amendment

To the editor: A recent letter spoke in favor of “Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation.” This letter was written by my fellow classmate from NUHS Class of 1979. My classmate and I differ on each other’s perception of “Common Sense” when it comes to gun control and the 2nd Amendment. ...

1998 Tornado Video online

To the editor: I would like to let The Journal readers know that the 3/29/1998 tornado video from which screen shots were taken , including the photo in Thursday’s Journal, is on facebook now. Thinking people may be interested in viewing the video, I posted it after family members ...

April Fool’s Day

To the editor: The coming April Fool’s Day reminds us how the meat, egg, and dairy industries play us for fools every day. The meat industry has developed a whole dictionary designed to fool unwary consumers. The flesh of pigs is called “pork” or “bacon” to fool viewers of ...

Magnificent Mozart performance

To the editor: I attended a presentation of Mozart’s Requiem in New Ulm’s Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. It was a beautiful synergy of music/edifice, a complete work of art, performed by the Saint Peter Choral Society — director: Sara McKay. I. Requiem aeternam dona eis — Grant them ...

Common sense

To the editor: I have been thinking long and hard about how to verbalize my support of Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation and how it is NOT anti-Second Amendment and it is not a support of “banning” or “confiscating” anyone’s weapons. I want to begin by pointing out that I served ...

Scouting for Food this Saturday

To the editor: This Saturday morning, March 24, Troop 25 Boy Scouts will be up and ready to go to pick up food for their annual “Scouting For Food” service project. We’re hoping every single house will participate by grabbing some nonperishable food and toiletry items and put them in a ...

Should be ashamed

To the editor: On the internet I watched the video of the gun violence march in Washington, DC. I also watched some segments on TV news and what I have seen is the same as what I have seen and heard for the last month since the shooting in Florida. I have seen school kids being scripted and ...

Keep AK-47s for the military only

To the editor: Why are AK-47 rifles allowed outside of the military? Which president (with the NRA) allowed AK-47s “to go public” to create pure chaos and further insanity? In a perfect world, no weapons would exist; however, since this evil weapon has no purpose other than in ...

Let volunteer veterans protect schools

To the editor: School teachers possessing guns per classroom? Far too many negatives to this insane idea. With so many retired and homeless vets of our military, give them the (paid) honor to stand in front of every school to provide safety and security to all! Without a doubt, no crazy bad ...

Student demonstrators are to be commended

To the editor: On behalf of the New Ulm Human Rights Commission, I would like to congratulate and commend the students of New Ulm High School who organized and executed a human chain in an effort to promote unity and commemorate the victims of the Feb. 14 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High ...

Fix the ‘Why’ first

To the editor: In February of this year we received word of yet another school shooting. Our collective heart remains heavy with the news. Since this sad event happened we have seen everything from corporate cowards fleeing from the NRA to knee jerk legislation being promoted by politicians ...

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 ...

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