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March 26, 2013

Letters to the editor: 03/26/13

Right to work


On Jan. 10 I sent the following letter to the governor, lieutenant governor, all 38 state senators and two state representatives:

“This letter concerns the recently passed Right to Work Act in the State of Michigan. Michigan has passed a law that the very people the State hires to enforce the laws are exempt from the law.

If this is a good law to benefit the State then why would there be any exceptions.

This law is discriminating to every hard working person in this State. We are all on the same page. All workers in this State pay the same taxes, and no one is more important than anyone else. People may have more important positions, but we are all citizens of the Great State of Michigan.

Webster’s Dictionary defines Terrorism as a system of Government by Terror: Intimidation.

Discriminating Laws are acts of Terrorism and Intimidation. No person should be above the law.”

Now the Republican Party in Michigan is attempting to sponsor a bill that would take away the statewide popular vote in national elections, living proof that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Had enough yet? Let them know. Save your right to vote.

Edward D. Fay


Cherry picking


The climate change forum (Feb. 24) is scary. However, arbitrarily cherry-picking a short time period (“as observed over the past decade”) is inappropriate when a hundred-year history is readily available.

Lake Michigan levels have been continuously monitored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 1918. For instance, there was a five-foot water level drop from 1918 to 1926 and a subsequent recovery; other four- and five-foot drops from 1929 to 1934; 1952 to 1959, 1986 to 1990, and the present drop since 1997.

It’s hard to believe that the present drop is due to global warming or climate change, whereas the other drops since 1918 are due to Mother Nature. “Climate change is taking our water” needs to be revisited.

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