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Letters

Questions, quiz, and quotations

To the editor: Questions: Would diversity of income be a good thing or a bad thing? If you want fewer police, should you do things that call for more police? Is destroying society a good way to preserve it? What happened when that has been tried? Does a movement deserve our support when one ...

Thank care workers by wearing masks

To the editor: I was shocked and saddened to hear that so far, to date, the covid 19 virus has claimed the lives of 1,000 of our precious health care workers nationwide. The best way we have of protecting the lives of our doctors, nurses and other care-givers is to protect ourselves and ...

Loves baseball, but concerned about COVID-19

To the editor: I’ve loved New Ulm baseball ever since I watched the wonderful opportunities created by hometown ball, including for my own son, and also for so many others - to participate in, and for their parents and others to enjoy. I read the entire article (City Council OKs hosting ...

Wake up, voters!

To the editor: Ex-Vice President Joe Biden said if elected president, he will transform this country. That should scare all voters to death! Wake up, voters! Korie Langbehn Lafayette

No protests of Planned Parenthood?

To the editor: With all the opinions on racism in the media; do any of them deal with the following: 1. Do any of the protests condemn the taking of lives of Black babies at abortion centers? 2. Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood; believed in eugenics: “…the mass of ignorant ...

Just say NO (to Walz)

To the editor: It is soon time for Gov. Tim Walz to extend his dictatorship again. Do as I say, not as I do Walz. Remember the riots in Minneapolis? Minneapolis had mask requirements at the time. Funerals were postponed or cancelled across the state. Public gatherings were limited to 10 ...

Wear a mask when visiting NUMC clinic

To the editor: I work at our medical clinic and I want to assure you the COVID-19 Pandemic is real. Fortunately Minnesota (and Brown County) have done a good job of trying to keep it under control. I am concerned because recently we are having a lot of people coming into the clinic who are ...

Suicide: The hidden risk of addiction and mental health issues

To the editor: It can be difficult for a person who suffers from addiction and mental health issues to ask for help. Tragically, the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health can make a person feel worthless, helpless, and hopeless. Addiction and mental health issues also affect the ...

The Three-Fifths compromise

To the editor: A column in The Journal of June 27-28 touched briefly on the three-fifths compromise in the Constitution. At issue was how much representation in Congress, and therefore how much power, slave states would have. Since slaves were considered property, a Northern delegate at the ...

Missing trees in German Park

To the editor: German Park is really going to be nice with the addition of the amphitheater. But I am trying to figure out why someone would give the OK to cut down two young, beautiful, healthy shade trees. There was only one bench at the fountain that was shaded between 1 and 4 p.m. ...

The rest of the story about BLM

To the editor: I read with interest the article entitled “Why “Black Lives Matter’” in the 6/27-28 New Ulm Journal. I won’t refute what was written, but felt compelled to tell the rest of the story about the organization known as Black Lives Matter (BLM) that was omitted and is ...

Finding hope in protests

To the editor: Thank you, Kevin Sweeney, for your words re: “Black Lives Matter” on Saturday, July 27. You stated so well what everyone needs to be reminded of each day, “that each life matters.” This has not been true, as our history tells us. I, as a privileged white person, ...

What’s the basis for current protests?

To the editor: John McWhorter candidly designates anti-racism as a religion. Niger Innis protests the harm done to Blacks by leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Shelby Steele protests the rioting and looting and the idea of systemic racism. Candace Owens protests the myth of racially ...

Shooting practice in the pit

To the editor: Weekly, stalwart patriots fire off their automatic and semi-automatic firearrns in the Cambria gravel pit. A family lives directly across the highway, State Highway 68. Both spouses work and undoubtedly would like to relax, of a Saturday. I hasten to add: this family have ...

Equal rights for all

To the editor: One thing that has always baffled me, as an American citizen, is how other American citizens think that the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Civil Rights Act, only applies to some. If you are an American citizen, it should not matter whether you are a straight white ...

Dan Feehan will unite us

To the editor: What we need right now, more than ever, is a leader. And if we can’t have one at the national level, let’s at least try to have one at the local level. It’s in our power, and our best interest, to elect candidates who unite instead of divide. Dan Feehan is one such ...

2020 election

To the editor: Fellow citizens, in this time of unrest and uncertainty few things are guaranteed. Death, taxes, the behavior of the Republican Party and the fact that this is, without a doubt, the most important election of our lifetime. As a retired educator, and as an Army veteran, a ...

Wear masks to protect others

To the editor: I recently shopped at the New Ulm ALDI and was very impressed with the work that they do to protect us from the virus. They had sanitizing stations for their carts, one-way arrows for their aisles, masks and protective plexiglass for their checkout clerks. They also have the ...

How will the world end?

To the editor: Heat waves will become the greatest scourge of all, and sooner than we think. What can we do? Migrate to the poles? This is unlikely. We cannot refrigerate the temperate zones. Will the world, then, end in fire or ice? I think it will end in fire. Walter O. ...

Thank you, New Ulm and Brown County police officers, deputies!

To the editor: Police officers often deal with difficult and sometimes dangerous people and/or situations at any time of day. They don’t go into this occupation for money. This is not an occupation that pays lots of money. Since I moved to New Ulm 23 years ago, I had some opportunities to ...