Letters

Be careful with CBD oil if you drive for a living

To the editor: I am writing in reference to your article on CBD oil in Sunday’s Journal. I started using CBD oil on April 10, 2019 (1 soft gel daily). On April 15, 2019, I was selected for a random DOT drug screening. I failed that test because I was over the legal limit for THC. This was ...

The art of the con — Trump edition

To the editor: The opening paragraph from The Journals 4/26 editorial: “Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians.” I could not believe the Journal either did not note, or did not ...

Movie well worth seeing

To the editor: The movie, “Unplanned,” is very moving. It should be seen by all high school students who might be considering pre-marital sex. The theatre in New Ulm has had a very good response from the public and the showing has been extended into next week. Don Brand New Ulm

Keep the Electoral College

To the editor: In 2016 Donald Trump won 30 states and 56 percent of the Electoral College votes. Democrats reaction: OOPS! Could that be why some candidates in the Democrat Presidential Primary say we should abolish the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote? The ...

Real communication is the best

To the editor: Stupidity and hatred traverse the neighborhood, the region, the globe, in an instant. Wisdom and love cannot. These can only be sufficently communicated when we are in one another’s physical presence. I ask my visitors, if at all possible, to turn off their dumb-phones when ...

Put splash pad at Harman Park

To the editor: This is in reference to the article from April 17, 2019 “New Ulm City Council Tables Splash Pad Location Decision.” Harman Park was suggested as the park to receive the splash pad with its centralized location, current restroom facilities, and lower utility costs; Councilor ...

Plan to see ‘Unplanned’

To the editor: The movie “Unplanned” is showing at the theater here in New Ulm, at least through Wednesday, April 24. Movieguide has the following review: “UNPLANNED is the incredible, powerful true story of Abby, a young woman who gets drawn into working for Planned Parenthood because ...

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

To the editor: For many of us, driving is something we do every day. Driving may feel so routine that we feel we can do other things while driving, such as eating, talking on the phone, changing the radio station, applying makeup, reading directions on your GPS, or adjusting the temperature ...

Carbon tax wouldn’t affect CO2 in the atmosphere

To the editor: The April 1, ‘Carbon capture chances unlikely’ says: “A carbon tax and shifting to renewable sources of energy over the next few years will be necessary to lessen the adverse effects of climate change.” I believe that policy is mainly directed at getting rid of coal ...

Avarice in our society

To the editor: Avaricious corporations have long afflicted us with products like asbestos and nicotine. Others have polluted the atmosphere with carbon dioxide: thus, destructive climate change. Even some corporations are alarmed by this, because it is adversely affecting their bottom lines, ...

Serving

To the editor: Issues of civics should be addressed to the uncivil. The city of Sleepy Eye has charged a handicapped renter $60 for being late to shovel snow from the city side walk. Recently, the same city has dug a utility pole on the same private property avoiding the city alley property. ...

Trump/Hagedorn health plan — nothing

To the editor: President Trump and his minions such as Congressman Jim Hagedorn want to destroy critical health insurance reforms, but have no replacement plan. Republicans failed repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In July 2017 Senator McCain and others voted against repeal ...

Thank you to our firefighters

To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing New Ulm Fire Department, Chief Paul Macho and all firefighters, for putting their lives on the line, each and every day, for all of us. We feel confident and safe knowing these amazing, dependable, dedicated, men ...

Carbon capture chances unlikely

To the editor: Reveal, produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting, had a recent program which captured people from the fossil fuel industries and their lobbyists laughing amongst themselves about how successful they have been in controlling the Interior Department under the Trump ...

“A Wonderful Life”

To the Editor: A Wonderful Life It would’ve been a wonderful life Had you just let me live. I had potential, promise, pulse; I had so much to give. It would’ve been a wonderful life; My family traits were true. My hands and feet resembled Dad’s; My face looked just like ...

Crime Victims Rights Week is April 7-13

To the editor: In 1981, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Every year since, the United States has recognized one week in April as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, as a way to bring awareness to issues that victims of crime face and to ...

Why Israel deserves criticism

To the editor: One does not see it very often: “Israel deserving of criticism.” That was the heading of a brief letter in the March 11 Journal. That proposition finds ample support in such books as “They Dare to Speak Out - People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby” by Paul ...

Climate change is real, human-hastened

To the editor: Letter writer Phil Dreitz dimisses the threat posed by human-caused global warming. However, in its report “Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change,” Lloyd’s of London states that the 8 inches of sea-level rise off the tip of Manhattan increased Superstorm Sandy’s ...

Man’s not to blame for CO2 rise

To the editor: A Mar. 10 letter said: “There seems to be a growing consensus that climate change is real and that man (that’s us) has a hand in the negative consequences.” So are we to cut back on fossil fuel burning? Not really, because man is not the cause of global ...

Regrets and hope

To the editor: One of the headlines in the March 4th Journal read: “Has the Catholic Church committed the worst crime in American history?” I wondered if the columnist, George Will, has a list of the possible 2nd and 3nd worst crimes in America?” As a Catholic priest of 61 years in ...