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Letters to the Editor

Restoring freedom of conscience

To the editor: The July 18 decision of the Supreme Court, restoring freedom of conscience, saved the Little Sisters of the Poor from a choice of either coming up with a $70 million-a-year penalty or closing down all of their services and departing this country. In a 7-2 vote, the court ...

Are lockdowns the answer?

To the editor: Here it is 2020, and I am waiting in a drive-by parade to “visit” my grandmother. I have not seen my grandmother in four months. Many nursing home residents are routinely without visitors, but my grandmother is not one of them. We would pick her up on the weekends and take ...

Take a look at Sweden

To the editor: In recent months, I’ve seen anti-lockdown protesters carrying “Be Like Sweden” signs. Those words refer to a choice made by the Swedes to let COVID-19 wash through the country in the hope of developing herd immunity. This policy is in contrast to their neighbors and most ...

Consider whole of Byrd’s work

To the editor: As it has been announced recently that Bethany College, an excellent institution of higher learning, has decided to remove the name of former West Virginia U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd (1917-2010) from its student health care building, which had been named in his honor, as result ...

Thanks for help with concerts

To the editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Toronto Community Concerts at the Gazebo. The Toronto Coalition for Revitalization would like to thank the individual who for the past four years has made the concerts a reality. Thank you, Jon Greiner, for ...

Progressives look to tear things down

To the editor: Progressive Marxist riots are not about black lives, they’re about tearing down America’s economic system, heritage and culture. Valley progressive Democrat socialists, (Bolsheviks) support riots. Read any letters from progressives denouncing them? It’s anarchy, period. ...

Trump ignores murders

To the editor: By now it should be obvious to anyone with any sense that Donald Trump’s going to go down as the worst president in modern history, if not all American history. Yet still he has supporters. He still has fans. And worst of all, he still has voters. Why on earth would anyone ...

Wearing a mask is important

To the editor: I’ve always believed we have hard-working, smart people here in Jefferson County. But I’m also starting to have doubts and concerns about our people when I see so many misguided reactions to the coronavirus pandemic. The misinformation, the conspiracy theories and the ...

Love of country, sense of history gone

To the editor: The insanity that has taken over the country since the death of George Floyd is disgraceful. No one disagrees that Floyd died in a horrible way, as a result of the actions of a bad police officer. Civil rights leader, politician and Baptist minister Al Sharpton, at Floyd’s ...

We can’t stay silent

To the editor: Given the present circumstances of the evil of racism being brought more fully into the light of thought, it would be the opportune time to share reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement. As a Catholic Christian, I denounce all forms of bigotry. With the technology of ...