Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Why not a woman?

We narrow-minded men must take our minds and heads out of the sand. Look around at the conditions of the world, then come to the conclusion that our selfish, dominating, bigoted actions have been disastrously destructive.

Letters to the Editor

Laws that don’t help

We ask our police to serve and protect, but we made laws that don’t help. These silly laws to carry concealed weapons are crazy. We have our lawmakers to blame for most of these shootings. Who came up with the idea that if everyone is carrying a weapon that we would be safer?

Letters to the Editor

Rank has privileges

Mr. Obama and his DOJ have decided to give Lois Lerner (former IRS) and now Hillary a legal pass on their multiple felony violations of Federal law. Essentially, DOJ’s application of prosecutorial discretion. A new legal precedent is now established and as the old military saying applies: “Rank has its privileges” (RHIP). Established laws are for the non-RHIP classes, the average citizen.

Letters to the Editor

Noah’s Ark

The perfect example of delusion and insanity was recently displayed at a looney toon creation museum in Williamstown, Ky., where fundamentalist wacko Ken Ham wasted $100 million on a replica of Noah’s Ark.

Letters to the Editor

Police qualifications

David Brown, the Dallas police chief, recently talked about hiring protestors to work as police officers instead and it triggered me to start thinking about what it takes to become a police officer in general. In 2004, we have “17,876 police departments” according to the US Justice Department. This does not include federal law enforcement agencies.

Letters to the Editor

07-25-16 Sound-Off: A six-year sentence for two DUI deaths?

Where are the parents or guardians of the gang of three youths who robbed and raped the young woman in Belleville? Isn’t there a crime they can be charged with as well? Crystal Steinheimer was drunk when she killed two people and injured a third. And the court gives her a 6 year sentence? I think the paper and the people in Belleville need to offer a big thanks to all the people at Ameren.

Letters to the Editor

Deadly alternative

Looks as if the printed, radio, and television press are busy trying to tear down the next president of the United States by trying to attack Trump, using his wife as a means.

Letters to the Editor

A matter of choice

Ginny Dahlberg’s reply (published July 19) to my letter (published July 12), that called for people to stand against the homosexual agenda being foisted on them, drew heavily on the root of the deception promoted by homosexual activists.

Letters to the Editor

Driving deaths

A young Red Bud woman was sentenced to six years in prison for driving under the influence and killing two young women. The Illinois State Police trooper who killed two teenaged sisters while driving more than 100 miles per hour received no time in prison at all.

Letters to the Editor

Women’s rights

American women’s rights are threatened by the Obama Administration’s islamification of America. Anyone raising this issue is attacked by PC leftists screaming “hater”, “bigot” or “islamophobe”. Americans unwilling to surrender their First Amendment rights to avoid offending Muslims are asking: Why do Muslims migrate to America when many prefer totalitarian Sharia law of their Islamic ruled countries? And why do Muslims lobby to impose Islamic law and culture on Americans while undermining our Constitutional rights.

Letters to the Editor

Alcohol sales on campus have consequences

Gov. Rauner signed a bill to allow the board of trustees of public universities and community colleges to decide whether to allow the sale of alcohol at public events. Did politicians and university officials consider the high costs of alcohol? The economic cost of alcohol is $807 per person per year, whether you drink or not. The cost is $249 billion annually, according to Center for Disease Control.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t smear the Marines

Front page headlines of Monday (July18) BND read “Marine veteran ID’d as suspect in Baton Rouge shooting”. Why “Marine veteran”? Why not “black separatist” as he is identified in first sentence of article? Even more appropriate headline would have been “Ignorant lunatic” or “Worthless coward.” But instead you tried to tie the U.S.Marine Corps to a cop killer. What a biased, spiteful headline and piece of reporting this was!

Letters to the Editor

White racism

It is my considered opinion that white racism against blacks in particular has steadily declined until we had a black (semi) president. After Ferguson he and his attorney general (both Holder and Lynch), the broadcast press and liberal newspapers, commentators like Leonard Pitts have actually made racism worse. Black racism against whites has soared since Ferguson. Black Lives Matter (?), an arm of the Democratic Party and its major contributor have bused agitators all over the place, blocking highways, courthouses, etc. The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was a false narrative.

Letters to the Editor

VA treatment

I am writing this in regards to some terrible treatment I have received at the Veterans Administration John Cochran Division. Last year, before and after surgery, I had been prescribed large amounts of Vicodin. Since Sept. 3, 2015, I have been prescribed Vicodin for pain (1,104) and as of June 1, I was given 38 Vicodin and told to ween myself off and the only help I was offered was pain management in approximately three months (Aug. 18).

Letters to the Editor

The evil of two lessers

So, more blue blood on our boy king’s hands. Imam Obama’s racist rants against the police and military have instilled terror on his own citizens. I have a question for the democrat party, is there any terrorist organizations that you, Obama and Shrillary don’t support? From Black lies matters, to Bill Ayres, to the Muslim Brotherhood, it seems they both are at least as at war with the U.S. as is radical Islam.

Letters to the Editor

Broken china

A very wise Gen. Colin Powell once said, “If you break the china, you own the china.” I feel President Obama broke the china when he stated, “The Cambridge police acted stupidly” and gave his full support to “Black Lives Matter” post Ferguson despite the findings of his own investigators that Michael Brown was not shot in the back. Now we have an epidemic of police officers being slain.

Videos

Water main break at Frank Scott Parkway and West Main Street in Belleville

Crews were at the scene of a water main break in west Belleville Monday morning. The break was discovered at the intersection of Frank Scott Parkway and West Main Street, near Althoff High School.
snagy@bnd.com
Water main break at Frank Scott Parkway and West Main Street in Belleville 0:53

Water main break at Frank Scott Parkway and West Main Street in Belleville

"Death by papercut": O'Fallon family cares for son with rare disease 2:38

"Death by papercut": O'Fallon family cares for son with rare disease

Mike Mayers talks about his tough start Sunday night 2:25

Mike Mayers talks about his tough start Sunday night

Matt Carpenter takes swings in batting cage Sunday 0:32

Matt Carpenter takes swings in batting cage Sunday