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Response to “Ashamed of America’s citizens”...


Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I would like to respond to the letter “Ashamed of America’s citizens” from Tom Frederick. I have heard a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, each claiming bizarre and unfounded scenarios that just do not add up. The sources that Tom listed in his letter have all been thoroughly debunked by facts, eyewitness testimony and an in-depth report by Popular Mechanics. Human nature only lends us to believe that such heinous acts of terror require an explanation that is as complex and intricate as the catastrophic outcome.

On a gorgeous Tuesday morning a mile from the Pentagon, while I was in the Army stationed at Fort Myer, Va., I was with my Honor Guard unit doing our routine drills and training. The date was September 11, 2001 and we had just heard a large explosion. Our unit reacted quickly to the Pentagon being attacked. First by rescuing anyone inside and helping the Arlington Fire Department put out the flames and later by meticulously going through the rubble to find the victims’ remains. I can assure you that the huge steel engines from the plane right inside the outer wall and dinner plate sized aluminum plane fragments scattered throughout the inside gave a clear indication of what hit the Pentagon. That and the stories that Army buddies of mine can tell you of a giant plane flying right over their heads and disappearing into the Pentagon in a massive fireball as they performed funerals right across the interstate in Arlington National Cemetery. Under very dangerous conditions we separated the remnants of luggage, building debris and plane wreckage from the human remains we found and would stop and salute each and every time a flag draped stretcher would carry out even the smallest fragment of remains.

The only citizens that should be ashamed are the ones who speak of 9/11 within the same circles of those who believe we didn’t land on the moon and that Elvis is still alive. So let’s give the victims of this terrorist attack and the heroes of that day and everyone who fought and continue to fight against terror both at home and abroad the dignity they deserve by not associating 9/11 with any “conspiracy.”

Carey Welder

Chatfield, MN

The Affordable Care Act...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m puzzled by Rep. Greg David’s scorching condemnation of The Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare.” He keeps referring to some chimerical, long suffering 16,000. His opposition flies in the face of the success of the ACA, in ..... 
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Small Government vs. Big Government...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to extend an invitation to the Readers of the Fillmore County Journal to send “to the Editor” their opinion on the question “What do we mean when we talk about “smaller” government? The Journal provides a forum ..... 
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Ashamed of America’s citizens

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I don’t understand how so much public outcry is simply ignored. No wait, I do understand, it is much simpler to just go on with your routine life and not rock the boat, or to come to terms with the truth. Most people will just ..... 
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Letter about Pieper blast

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, On the day Jon Pieper blasted me for my Obamacare opposition, it was announced that more “errors” caused 16,000 low-income Minnesotans to lose their health insurance. Think about that. For months these folks may have avoided th ..... 
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Time to ‘Pay it forward’...

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thanks to Karen Reisner for an excellent op-ed, “Time to ‘Pay It Forward,’” I agree with everything she says about climate change, but I believe there is a better way to take action than EPA regulations: A revenue-neutral car ..... 
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Affordable Care Act and MNsure are great for Minnesota...

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Greg David’s recent commentary entitled “MNsure, Obamacare are disastrous for Minnesota” is missing important details and is using incorrect statistics. First let me list the historic changes to the United States’ healthcare ..... 
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In response to Elizabeth Mitchell

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you were like many rural Minnesota school districts and were handed more than $200 million, how would you spend it? Would you hire more teachers and school employees, provide the best resources available to our students, or hand ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act is Needed for All

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read the letter Greg Davids had in the Journal May 26 and I thought to myself, ‘good grief, Greg, isn’t there something you can be positive about?’ It appeared that you cherry-picked whatever negative you could find in th ..... 
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