Letters to the Editor

Deliver us from NAFTA

Judy Stahl Valley City Have we forgotten why we celebrate the 4th of July? Our independence must be re-declared by urging our Congressmen to get out of NAFTA, not renegotiate it. NAFTA offers managed trade, not free trade. In 1994 the US entered the North American Free Trade Agreement, the ...

Too many ‘Beltway Bandits’

Ben Field Minot When I was a student at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, back in the late 1960’s ( Bill Clinton, a.k.a. “B.M.O.C.”....big mouth on campus...was a year ahead of me ) there were, as I recall, only 1,300 registered lobbyists/”Beltway Bandits” in the ...

Whose side is John Kerry on?

Ron Carlson Bismarck John Kerry does it again. He showed us ONCE again who he is working for. Anyone watch the Dick Cavett show 800 years ago? John “Long Hair” Kerry was a guest dressed in his Vietnam fatigues. He called me a rapist and a murderer. He labeled everyone that served in ...

#Masons-Mission

Linda and Scott Randolph Minot On April 8, 2018 a benefit was held at the Minot Moose Lodge for Mason Stehley. Mason, a 7- year-old at Nedrose grade school is undergoing a 3-year treatment program for B-Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia. We were so overwhelmed by the generosity of the Minot ...

Port: One against many

Aaron McWilliams Hillsboro The recent appearance of letters to the editor in newspapers across the state attacking Rob Port’s SayAnything Blog coverage of Senator Heitkamp says a lot about where liberals stand right now. They’re just so incredibly incensed by the fact that there’s ...

Heitkamp right on flaring

Carol Ventsch New Town Mike Kopp (4/29/18) asserts Senator Heitkamp is not supportive of North Dakota’s energy industry, but she has shown strong support for the oil industry, especially in her leadership role to overturn the ban on exporting crude oil which had been in place since the ...

Founding Fathers faces less evil

Ralph Muecke Gladstone As a delegate to the recent Republican Convention I was also a member of the resolutions committee. One of the resolutions adopted was to support a federal convention of the states, constitutional convention (con-con), for the purpose of proposing an amendment to ...

Who doesn’t want fair trade?

Gary Kramlich Minot President Trump’s negotiating tactics on international trade and tariffs comes from a position of strength, not weakness. A letter in the newspaper criticized the President and his supporters for a tough stance on international trade partners who have been taking ...

Thanks for helping Monte

osh Reiner Monte Reiner Heart Transplant Benefit Committee Minot We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of the community members, businesses and organizations that supported the Have a Heart for Monte benefit at the Moose Lodge on April 18th. The event was very successful ...

North Korea first and Iran second

Ron Carlson Bismarck Never thought I would live long enough to see a Hair Hat leader of North Korea go to South Korea and sign a proclamation, supposedly a “peace” agreement of sorts. Now it does remain to be seen if this is what I want it to be. Time will tell. After Presidents ...

Remember the Golden Rule

Ron Overly Arizona Some time ago I wrote “what’s going on at the Ward County Courthouse maintenance department.” Since then I wrote another letter to the editor that they didn’t print. But now I hear they put Mr. John Roll on paid leave. He wants to work, not be put aside like a ...

Give a leg up, not a hand out

Bob Paulson Minot Some years back I was reading the memoirs of Plymouth, Mass. Governor William Bradford. I was struck by the story of the Puritan’s failure of their collective property ownership and socialist plan for gardening. Men were unwilling to work to feed someone else’s ...

Where is Heitkamp’s ‘better way’?

Mike Kopp Wilton I’ve known and worked with Heidi Heitkamp for decades. I’ve found her to be a woman of determined conviction. When she has decided an issue, she is determined to stick to her decision and act on it. I wonder if her decisions are in North Dakota’s interests. I try ...

Rights of property owners off limits

Edward Grim Chewelah, Wash. As you may know, a duo of losing gubernatorial candidates has filed a lawsuit against the State of North Dakota demanding the taking of private minerals along the old Missouri River. It is the latest battle in a decade-long battle of private property rights that ...

A different take on tax cuts

Nicholas Creamer Grand Forks A recent writer to these newspapers (Cramer’s tax reform analysis missed three important points by Cody Stanley) made several misleading claims about the tax cuts that most of us are now very pleasantly experiencing. First, he claimed that not everyone will ...

Do your own research on tax reform

Steven Britsch Devils Lake This past week, there’s been much written in these papers on the impacts of tax reform. Letter writers have touted various statistics and questioned the validity of claims from politicians and experts alike. As a CPA that just wrapped up tax season, I know a ...

Every day should be Earth Day

Warren Zenker Gackle N.D. cattle producers like me will be celebrating Earth Day this week by implementing the best management practices that will leave the land in better condition than it was before. We have adopted these practices over the years in an effort to become environmentally ...

Evil-minded people with guns

Jim Lein Minot I wasn’t going to respond to the letters of John Rusch and Jeff Fox, who disagreed with my earlier letter on the problem of mass shootings. It seemed pointless; we would likely just keep disagreeing. But then I saw the picture in the Daily News of a young woman ...

April 18th marked anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

Lois Schaefer State Americanism Chairman VFW Auxiliary Department of North Dakota April 18th marked the 76th anniversary of the United States air raid on Tokyo and other cities in Japan during WWII. The raid was the first air operation on the Island of Japan and served as retaliation ...

In defense of Port

Roscoe Streyle Minot If you follow Rob Port on SayAnythingBlog.com or his articles in various newspapers you know he’s been critical of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Of course, the liberals are quick to defend Sen. Heitkamp and as expected turn to personal attacks and criticizing the ...