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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Tasers are not safe

Taser use is too important to leave up to the police.

 

LETTER: Ameren's request for rate increase is unfair

AmerenUE should not ask ratepayers to cover a cost it deems imprudent to pay on its own.

LETTER: Colorado right to ban soda in public schools

Soda is an addictive, damaging product that should not be readily available to children in school or at home.

LETTER: Steinmetz column inaccurate in depiction of obesity programs

Child obesity in Columbia, as well as national, is a real problem, and the PedNet Coalition is creating many beneficial programs to promote healthy lifestyles for our youth.

LETTER: Thanksgiving recipe was scrumptious, much appreciated

The turkey recipe published in the Columbia Missourian provided a delicious, unforgettable recipe that will continue to be used.

Abortions contribute to violent culture

President-elect Obama's abortion policies are lending to our culture of death, and it is important that Congress oppose the Freedom of Choice Act.

LETTER: U.S., Missouri face urgent hunger problem

The latest food insecurity figures released by the Department of Agriculture reveal the desperate need for a boost in SNAP/Food Stamp benefits in Congress's next stimulus package.

LETTER: Central Humane Society needs community's help

The nonprofit agency, which has provided a service in mid-Missouri for 65 years, is having difficulty accommodating its growing needs.

LETTER: Cheney's actions warrant impeachment

An impeachment trial is the best way to uncover all the wrongdoing that Cheney has had a hand in.

LETTER: Women's health should be a priority for new Missouri legislators

The change of power of Missouri politics should also represent a change in the way we begin to improve access to emergency contraceptions.

LETTER: Visiting scholars appreciate hospitality

Lesley Sapp, from Asian Affairs Center at MU, shares the gratitude of Asian scholars and the parting words they provide before leaving.

LETTER: University needs to remember its land-grant mission

MU needs to focus back to its land-grant mission and stop spending money on frivolous studies.

LETTER: Religious beliefs influence shared meanings

The tangible result isn't the only measure of what an action really means, and the "obvious" isn't always the answer.

LETTER:Important to scrutinize religious texts

It's dangerous to excuse actions just because they're based on religous beliefs.

LETTER: More important topics than Daniel and his girlfriend

What is the necessity for the cover piece that was dedicated to Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel's girlfriend? For one, it was just two days after one of the biggest elections of our lifetime. And the fact that the Humane Society requires funds to stay afloat received such little coverage on your front page.

LETTER: President should focus on green jobs

President-elect Obama will need to address the renewable energy problem, as well as the economic crisis, as soon as he takes the White House.

LETTER: Chris Kelly brings a youthful attitude

Ed Robb's track record has showed that Missourians need to make a change, and Chris Kelly is the right choice.

LETTER: Hulshof ad is inaccurate

In an ad sponsored by the Hulshof campaign for governor, he claims his father never made money. However, Hulshof's primary asset comes from a farm inherited from his father.

Kelly's experience needed in 24th District

Since he departed from the General Assembly before the onset of term limits, Kelly will now be eligible to serve for eight years. He is needed there again in this time of economic uncertainty.

LETTER: Scandals and mudslinging — why now?

Why is it only election time when everything about all the Missouri gubernatorial candidates comes out of the closet?

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