Letters to the Editor

Why the change?

Editor: We, who on the Calico Clippers Veterans quilt project, were very disappointed to learn that our charitable organization was going to be charged to use the community room at CCMH Stockton Health Center. We as a group want to express our concern and displeasure. As the Veterans quilt project we have functioned for seven

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McCaskill, Blunt Break from Partisan Pack for Missourians’ Benefit

Editor: Amid all the political noise coming out of Washington, something quite unusual happened in the Senate last year that Missourians need to know. A bipartisan group of 24 senators sponsored legislation that would make the first substantial reforms to the nation’s financial system since 2010. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

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Government Shutdown

Editor: Did you know that politicians are not affected by government shutdown? They still get paid. The aeas impacted by the shutdown are military personnel, federal employees, state parks, etc. A family was going from somewhere in Kentucky to St. Louis to celebrate two sons’ birthdays by going to the Arch. The Arch was closed

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Planned Parenthood?

Editor: In response to a letter a couple of weeks ago, I felt compelled to speak for the unborn babies who cannot speak for themselves. As a founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger unashamedly called for the elimination of “human weeds,” for the “cessation of charity,” for the segregation of “morons, misfits and the maladjusted”

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Just for the record

Editor: Confederate soldiers, sailors and marines that fought in the Civil War were made U.S. veterans by an act of Congress in 1957. U.S. Public Law 85-425, sec 410, approved 23 May 1958. This made all confederate army, navy and marine veteran equal to U.S. veterans additionally, under U.S. Pubic Law 810 approved by the

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Good News For Tax Change Opponents

Editor: Since the tax reforms have been passed, scores of people have received bonuses, found tax reductions in their pays, and businesses have been hiring more people. However, still not everyone is pleased. For those who are not happy about the changes, you can donate your surplus back to the government! I don’t think most

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Planned Parenthood?

Editor: Does your community want a Planned Parenthood? Since Margaret Sanger opened the first clinic for contraception methods for women in New York years ago, women have had a safe place to go to have family planning options. Both men and women support Zero Population Growth, the concept and organization that promoted it, in an

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Gov. Greitens fights for veterans

As the Chairman of the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations, I’m grateful for new leadership in Missouri that fights for our veterans. These men and women deserve dignity, respect and quality care. Unfortunately, too often, government fails them. Families came forward with worries about conditions in the St. Louis Veterans home. The bureaucracy said everything

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Bud likes Larry

Editor: I feel very fortunate to have a newspaper that is not controlled by a board of directors who will set a policy to only publish viewpoints that agree with their own. Kenny Long will publish a viewpoint that seems to go against something he believes in. Larry Dablemont has long been a thorn in

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Squandering NFL Charities

Editor: In order to stop the flag protesting at football games with the hopes of regaining attendance at the games, Roger Goodell and the NFL has decided to pay the protesters some $90 million for their pet projects. To me, this is like giving candy to a kid to stop him from whining and acting

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