Letters to the Editor

Democrats are being foolish over border wall funding

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

I wish the television media would show old clips of past presidents and some politicians back as far as Richard Nixon talking about the necessity of some sort of a barrier or wall along the Mexico-U.S. border to prevent illegals from enteri...

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Contact commissioners regarding asphalt plant ruling

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

In response to board revisiting asphalt plant ruling: I hope those concerned by the proposed asphalt plant, in Sagle, will speak out. I would like the county commissioners to consult with EPA Region 10 for their advice on the matter.Given t...

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Independent hospital district board would be best for all

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Did you know that Bonner County has a hospital district?Did you know that we pay property taxes to support the hospital district just like we pay taxes to support the school district? The hospital district (comprised of seven elected member...

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No safeguard exists to prevent CO2 reaching life-threatening levels

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Monte Heil (Daily Bee, Feb. 1, 2019) contends that there is no reason to worry about atmospheric CO2 reaching dangerous levels because “our atmosphere conveniently allows excessive gas pressure to escape into space.” What about the 95 perce...

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Isn’t killing a baby cruel and unusual punishment?

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The celebratory standing ovation by the New York state legislators upon passage of a seemingly no-restrictions abortion bill got me thinking … does New York have capital punishment? The answer is no. The death penalty was abolished in 2007....

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A few thoughts on political parties

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

“However political parties may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the peop...

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Abolishing ‘antiquated’ Electoral College not in our interests

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Would someone please explain the purpose of the “antiquated” Electoral College to Lawrence Fury. He must have attended one of the many “progressive” high schools where the Constitution of the United States is no longer part of the curriculu...

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Vision by Perry, board resulted in big Y win for all

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Congratulations to Kendon Perry and the board of directors of the Litehouse YMCA. I drive by every day and the place is hopping. This is a big win for the people of Bonner County.Not that long ago, the idea of a taxpayer-paid community cent...

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Take back America and oust political incumbents

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Please explain to me how our elected officials can find funding to aid other countries, their pay raises, for their “sponsors” project (?), fight a war that appears to have no end, for those trips(?) they take, make tax cuts, yet unable to ...

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A healthy environment is, indeed, a human right

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force would like to declare its support for the idea proposed by Nancy Gerth in her Jan. 31 letter that appeared in the Daily Bee. In it she proposed that a healthy environment is a basic human right.Alth...

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