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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    History should teach us to be better
    Editor:

    In response to Roberta Sutton’s lament last week about “what is happening to our culture,” I can offer some clarity. The statue of Kate Smith in Philadelphia was not removed because somebody thought her rendition of “God Bless America” was offensive.

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    We cannot change our history

    Editor:

    Every time I hear a recording of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” on the radio, I have to stop and listen. It is so moving. Her contralto voice and the beautiful emotion and love for her country shine through and bring tears to my eyes.

    The roaring applause for her both before and after she sang at the Philadelphia Flyers’ hockey game in 1973 also made my heart soar though I only saw it on film. The people who were at that game were truly lucky.

  • Our Readers Write

    Pais only a threat to herself
    Editor:

    It seems like the only threat that Pais posed was to herself and that one was certainly not averted.

    Even the FBI said that if it had found her alive, it would have no reason to arrest her. Being “infatuated” with Columbine is not a threat. It appeared that at least half of the population of Colorado was infatuated on the 20th anniversary. 

  • Our Readers Write

    People Comforters received Individual of the Year award

    Editor:

    The article in the April 3 issue about the sheriff’s awards, authored by Deborah Swearingen, neglected to mention that Juel De Cicco, director of People Comforters of Evergreen, was awarded Individual of the Year by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Our Readers Write

    Stay informed

    Editor:

    If you are an American and at all concerned about the future of America, you need to get on a mailing list (all sides of the political picture), and be familiar and understand what our legislators are doing. Pay attention. You might be surprised, even frightened, about what gets put into law without your knowledge. Be an informed voter.

    Suzanne deDisse
    Evergreen

    Vote for politicians who vote to end climate change

    Editor:

  • Our Readers Write

    Population and climate change
    Editor:

    Homo sapiens is a large animal, not as massive as the blue whale for sure but big enough to be categorized large. At no time in all of geologic history has an animal as large as man (and woman) existed simultaneously in such enormous numbers (7.7 billion today and projected 10 billion by the year 2055).

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    Crisis at the border
    Editor:

    I agree with (President Donald) Trump, there is a crisis at the border: inflicting fear and cruelty on children, separating them from their parents and locking them in cages. Experiencing prolonged despair, youngsters develop deep emotional scars. With little understanding of their circumstances, children blame themselves, feel rejected, and wonder “Wasn’t I important enough?”

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    Crisis exists on the southern border

    Editor:

    I’ve heard it said that no crisis exists on our southern border. I know of two examples that support the claim that drugs are crossing the border, and that unsavory characters are too.

  • Our Readers Write

    Electoral votes are important

    Editor:

    I would like to register my complete disagreement with Ms. Heck Doyle and her column on SB 42, which endeavors to award Colorado’s presidential electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote.

  • Our Readers Write

    Something to consider with new developments

    Editor:

    Commissioners, over the next few weeks and months you will be asked to consider three major developments in the Aspen Park/Conifer area for your approval. You will hear from applicants with good intentions that will undoubtedly raise issues of progress and growth to an area that is ripe for both.