Letters to the Editor

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    Just the facts, letter writers

    When will the childish schoolyard banter end and civilized debate begin? At some point, the number of profoundly polarizing letters to the editor that have appeared in print of late have become a vexation to the soul. Supposition, prejudice, misinformation, hypocrisy and controversy for sport have...

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    Use vote, religious freedom

    This year, during the first seven days of April, we celebrated the Christian holiday of Easter and the right to vote and express our voice. Were you there?

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    Rights given by God, not man

    Just to clear up a statement made recently; The founders and signers of the Declaration of Independence were Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Unitarians and Roman Catholic. It is true that Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin are believed to have been Deists, but they were emphatic...

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    Speak up before Swansea leaf burning vote

    The proposed ordinance to ban all burning of yard waste is scheduled to come before the Swansea trustees for a vote at 6 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be held at the Wolf Branch Middle School gymnasium.

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    Open to history

    On behalf of my friends and fellow local historians in the Belleville Historical Society, Gustave Koerner House Committee and the Labor & Industry Museum, I’d like to thank everyone who attended the events on our Museum Open House Day last Saturday.

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    Winds of war stir again

    Many pro-life Republican politicians are beating the drums for war with Iran. Oil prices are down, Halliburton had to lay off 5,000 employees. They need to replenish the pockets of war contractors and big oil, who are their campaign donors.

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    Most litigious is dubious distinction

    I am writing in response to your recent story that showed that Madison County is amoung the most litigious counties in Illinois (“New report singles out most litigious Illinois counties”) and the fact that the county “handles up to half of all asbestos related cases filed in...

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    Can’t trust Rauner with Illinois

    Regarding this newly minted, fork-tongued rogue Gov. Bruce Rauner, who is referenced in the BND’s reprint from the Chicago Tribune: He is duplicitous to the max.

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    Still golden

    It isn’t the letters to the editor that foster racial distrust. It’s evil-doers such as the black youths who viciously beat a white man on the MetroLink and then kicked him. That fans the flames of racism. Why did they do it? The rider wouldn’t let one of them use his phone ...

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    Low carbon standard good for economy, environment

    When legislators return to Springfield next week, I hope they address an important but overshadowed issue: energy. This is unfortunate because much is at stake, especially when it comes to our nuclear facilities.

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