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Letter about domestic tranquility and guns...


Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I agree with Yvonne Nyenhuis in her column on domestic tranqility and guns. The cost to taxpayers from gun violence of $229 billion is an ironic twist to those folks who hate paying taxes but love guns.

As Yvonne Nyenhuis does, I also have a personal gun story. I am a Sandy Hook grandma. My grandaughter was at her school on December 14, 2012, when her teacher heard gunfire and rushed the class to the fire station across the road. She was lucky. Twenty first-graders were killed in front of their classmates, who ran out but who will live with that terror all their lives. Also, six teachers and staff were killed.

Adam Lanza lived across the street from my granddaughter’s house. He used a high powered automatic weapon to kill that many kids and teachers in such a short time.

The NRA has supported no, promoted selling these weapons to non-military users. They don’t even want background checks.

What’s even more heart-breaking is that people in Sandy Hook, Conn. and Newtown keep getting notes, letters, and social media accounts saying that the shooting was a hoax, put on to take away guns.

When the second amendment was written, it took almost a minute to load a gun. Adam Lanza had a short six minutes to kill 26 people, not counting his mother.

This is not domestic traquility.

I urge everyone to keep speaking out about gun safety, especially around children, and to contact lawmakers to vote for gun safety.

Sandy Hook was not a hoax, even though a Google search of “Sandy Hook” has several of its first entries as “hoax”. The hoax idea just shows how insane some gun users and lovers are getting.

Sincerely,

Betty Beier

Wykoff, MN

Letter about getting to know God personally...

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, One of the joys of my life is reading the Bible. As I daily open the scriptures, I find its words bring comfort, encouragement, guidance, and also correction. The Apostle Paul wrote: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for ..... 
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Letter about Greg Davids...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Every time an election rolls around, we hear a new round of ads that say the same old thing. We all hear that the candidate works for us, they hear and value what we have to say, etc., and every year, I feel less represented and less ..... 
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Letter about a 9/11 update

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, After voting against the Iraq war, voting against the Homeland Security Act, and voting in favor of a 9/11 investigation, Senator Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash. When Senators Tom Daschle and Pat Leahy proposed a 9/11 investi ..... 
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Letter in response to Carey Welder

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m sorry for the confusion, I will do my best to notify the 2000 Architects and Engineers, the 67,000 hand signed petitioners in New York, the pilots, firefighters, physicists, scholars, Senator Bob Grahm, Ed As her, Ed Begley Jr, ..... 
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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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Health care and Obama care...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Karen Reisner’s February 17 editorial acknowledged Obama Care is “not yet a work of perfection”. Kind of like saying the Captain of the Titanic made a “small error of judgment” by steaming at top speed through an area kno ..... 
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Letter about the Wykoff school...

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I totally concur with the letter by Lynn Kidd in the December 23 edition regarding the closing of the school in Wykoff. I served from 1999-06 at principal/teacher at St. John Lutheran in Wykoff. We were very appreciative of the exce ..... 
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Who shut down the government?

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Yvonne Nyenhuis recently posted a letter stating the Republicans caused the shutdown, thus causing Memorial sites in the D.C. area to be closed...along with all other federally controlled areas. What on earth is the rationale behind ..... 
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