Letters to the Editor


Send message this Sept. 30: Don’t mess with my public lands

Letters to the Editor

Which “green” appeals to you: The lasting color and diversity of public lands or the greedy monoculture of private ownership and development?

Slavery’s start in U.S.; what happened next?

What always happens to a nation that begins, grows and then declines? The people become arrogant, greedy, and a belief in their manifest destiny takes over. America began with a desire for freedom from the oppressive king and Church of England. The moral differences were secondary and each state was to be allowed to decide what went on within their borders (IE: states’ rights). Slavery in the southern colonies was looked down upon in the northern colonies even though they too had slaves. The first slaves in the colonies were white, and often called “indentured servants.” In 1519, the first black slaves landed in North America.

Issues of tax reform: evasion, moving base

Our Constitution protects us from government including our financial freedom by preventing “direct taxation.” The Founding Fathers of our Constitution recognized the evil nature of taxing productivity and specifically forbade direct taxation in Article I Sections 2, 8, and 9. It all changed in February 1913 with the passage of the 16th Amendment that enables direct taxation and without limits.

Read the verses, let Bible prove me wrong

Please read all Bible verses. Let the Bible prove me wrong. Myth: Rapture not in the Bible. Resurrection of the first fruits, the first resurrection. Rev. 20:1-6, Rev. 11:15-19. If you manage to live through all the seals, trumpets, are keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ, you will be changed at the last trumpet. 1 Cor. 15:50-58, 1 Thess. 4:13-18.

Look outside, see true legacy of Cecil Andrus

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Look outside and one can see the true legacy of Cecil Andrus: cease roads, cease mining, cease logging, cease working.

Dumped cats would suffer miserable death

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Those who left kittens and cats at the dumpster are irresponsible and heartless.

Quick actions; great neighbors, friends, agencies who respond

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We want to take this opportunity to express appreciation to all the fire agencies that responded and quickly stabilized the Dewey Two Fire. We, who live along China Garden Road, were spared the damage which, without question, would have been severe to both property and homes.

Participation made blood drive a success

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Thank you to all who made the Sept. 7 Grangeville Community Blood Drive a great success!

No way could do worse than right now with fires everywhere

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Leonard Wallace’s letter (Aug. 30) hit the proverbial nail right on the head. He makes a very good cause, in my estimation, for reversion of the national forests and other federal lands to the respective states.

Idaho must ask, expect more of its politicians

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Based on Andrus’ precedent and legacy, we must ask and expect more of our politicians. Our beloved Idaho deserves the politics of decency, diplomacy and decisions that benefit all Idahoans.

You say that but where are examples?

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Responding to the letter of Aug. 30 from Al Knowles: Al, you write that “from the beginning of this country through the ‘50s, the majority honored God.” But then you don’t give even one example to back up your statement.

Don’t give credence to dividers, naysayers

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This is the real America, folks! Don’t give credence to the dividers and naysayers who for years have tried to convince us that we are a nation in decline and that our best days are behind us.

Passion vs. emotion

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“Education is the transformation of knowledge and practice that enables the individual to develop his or her specific self-interest.” Knowledge is power.

Heckmans a wonderful service-oriented family

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The Heckman Family in White Bird is a community treasure. Recently the family put at least two ads in the Free Press thanking people for helping them when fires threatened their property. All well and good, showing their usual “class.”

America’s rise and fall

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In the last 100 years, America has risen to extraordinary heights and has now declined to a 200-year low. Why? It’s not as simple as some would want you to believe.


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