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Letters to the Editor Friday, Sept. 23


We need to go back to having manners

Simply put, I am frustrated too, just like the rest of you. The medical system is broken. It’s very hard to actually have a phone answered by a real person. Shelves on the grocery stores no longer give us our usual choices of products. It goes on and on.
But do we really have to be rude to each other? What happened to please and thank you; holding the door for the person behind you; putting your grocery cart back in the stall instead of balancing it next to my car, etc.
Come on everyone, we’re all in this together. Let’s start over with the manners we learned in our younger years. It’s not that difficult.
Janet Baron

Let queen’s life in Christ be our guide

It is obvious that the majority of the British Commonwealth were deeply moved by Queen Elizabeth’s death.
The line of subjects wishing to visit the bier or stand by the road as she made her last trip throughout the Kingdom should stand as a beacon to the world.
Some subjects stood for the better part of a day in long lines to pay their respects. Millions viewed the events worldwide on public media. The royal family stood vigil while millions mourned the passing of the queen.
One clue to the love for the Queen is certainly her history of service for her country. Starting as a driver of an ambulance in World War II (still a princess) and continuing throughout her life, Queen Elizabeth served as an example for all.
The eulogies that were given were especially profound. Obvious to those around her, at the root of Queen Elizabeth’s soul was her Christian faith.
In 2000, Queen Elizabeth said, “To many of us our beliefs are of fundamental importance. For me the teachings of Christ and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life. I, like so many of you, have drawn great comfort in difficult times from Christ’s words and example.”
While millions celebrated the life of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her life in Christ. Maybe that’s an example worthy of all our attention.
Mark Bohne

Put America above a person or party

What happened to being an American?
I am a Republican and voted for Trump both times as the other choices were not to my liking. Biden won, I guess.
Yes, I refuse to go down the rabbit hole.
Yes, I have some questions don’t we always have when our guy doesn’t win.
However I have moved on and want some new blood in the game.
My loyalty is not to a person or a party, it is to my country.
I believe in life at conception but think that abortion should be legal in some cases.
And folks should be able to marry who they want.
Let’s stop adding things to laws so we keep the money rolling to both sides of the aisle.
Louise Wasson

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excellent letters today I believe if you commit a crime you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law regardless of  the justification you come up with for your crimes. 

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