Letters to the Editor
Letter sent to Senator McCaskill: I donated time and money towards your election, and am upset with your votes on Iraq war funding. When I met with you at your office opening, I registered my disapproval of your rejection of the Feingold amendment which set a withdrawal timetable. You have since compounded the problem by giving Bush continued war funding with no withdrawal timetable and meaningless benchmarks which can be waived.
I am surprised the Missourian would publish the June 4 National View editorial from The Washington Post criticizing the Rural Utility Service, which makes loans to electric cooperatives, without first checking the facts.
Two more of President Bush’s ideas don’t seem to be working.
Illegal immigration has grown out of control and the federal government seems unable or unwilling to help.
Columbians need to be aware of the following facts regarding the biolab which the Department of Homeland Security is considering locating in Columbia.
President Walsworth and members of the Board of Curators:
As you consider who to select as the new UM president, I suggest you consider the primary, if not only, job the new president will have and, accordingly, the primary, if not only, criterion for selection — to create a university system. The UM system exists in name only. Virtually no effort has been expended since the system was created in the early ’60s to create a real system.
Missourians should be very concerned about the impact of this anti-prevention, anti-sex-education bill, HB 1055.
Good health care policy is good politics.
Please urge Governor Blunt to veto HB 1055. Missouri is beginning to move backward instead of moving forward, and, at a minimum, we are barely maintaining status quo.
It’s a logical statement. I write political editorials. I teach at a local college. Therefore, I am an expert on the nominations for president of the University of Missouri System. Right? Not really, though friends and colleagues do not hesitate to ask my opinion about Congressman Kenny Hulshof’s nomination. Here it is …
When I was growing up in southwest Missouri, we decorated the graves of everyone on Memorial Day. That was just after World War II, so we understood well the debt we owed to our soldiers.
From the beginning, the U.S. military attack on Iraq was a dangerous folly. The Bush administration misled the American people and, most importantly, Congress, with what Jimmy Carter described as “lies and misrepresentations.”
The citizens of Missouri, especially those who love freedom, should laud John Loudon. Sen. Loudon is the architect of the recently enacted substitute legislation that will permit midwifery in Missouri.
With the current sentiments of the American people toward the war in Iraq, I feel that the Republican Party is headed down a dangerous path.
In response to the May 11 article on the Tiger Spot: Those of us who walk past that sad eyesore on the way to work have a twice-daily opportunity to contemplate what it symbolizes, namely:
This quote below is from the President Bush’s radio speech on Saturday.
OK, enough is enough. I urge every citizen to contact our Missouri state legislators and the governor and lieutenant governor and demand that state, county and city petroleum taxes be suspended for a period of six calendar months beginning July 1.
Before their massacre at Columbine, the young killers spent hours desensitizing themselves from actual human suffering by killing in cyberspace. Now Columbia’s children can too — at the Air Show. While most players never cross that line in reality, the Army learned how to overcome our youths’ moral values and natural inclinations against killing human beings via computer games.
We have access 24/7 to view or read about the terrible situations in Iraq. As one ponders the course of this Middle East conflict for nearly five years, is it possible there are roots that can be traced to biblical times? Although people may disagree on whether the Bible is to be taken literally or metaphorically, most would agree that it is a historical account. Are there then similarities between these two particular ancient “news reports” in the book of Genesis and the news reports today?
Disabled voters, who already have more than their share of barriers, would be further burdened by the Missouri voter ID proposal. While most healthy people take their driver’s license for granted, disabled voters very likely do not have one. That is why the proposed Missouri voter ID requirement would place yet another expense and barrier for people with disabilities who already have natural barriers to voting.
In his May 16 column “Photo IDs could end voter fraud,” J. Karl Miller cites as “evidence” of widespread voter fraud in Missouri claims that have been so thoroughly debunked that there is no need to do so here. But one assertion begs rebuttal.