Letters to the Editor

ACA extended health coverage

DEAR EDITOR: As an independent non-partisan, I must take issue with your Jan. 11 editorial entitled, “Health care changes will have challenges.” While I am not a fan of the Affordable Care Act, politically designated Obamacare by detractors of the president, I feel it was a ...

Celebrate Trump inauguration

DEAR EDITOR: Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, was a day of celebration for many millions of Americans. After eight long years of Barrack Hussein Obama corroding our country as president, we finally have a president who believes in the greatness of the United States and the principles ...

United Nations is ineffective

United Nations is ineffective DEAR EDITOR: The United Nations has existed for more than 70 years, and it is no more effective today than the day it was formed. Yes, it has served mankind well in addressing mundane catastrophes like earthquakes and floods, but when it comes to ...

Letter contained false statements

DEAR EDITOR: I was both shocked and disappointed that the Tribune Chronicle published the letter Jan. 15 headlined “Obama creating chaos.” You did the community a disservice by publishing a letter containing such an obvious lie, combined with unsubstantiated and extreme conspiracy ...

Flask successful as city auditor

Flask successful as city auditor DEAR EDITOR: This past July, Councilman Vince Flask was chosen to fill the vacant seat of Warren’s Auditor. His 12 years of experience with the city’s budget, 10 years of tax knowledge and ability to manage a professional staff has proven ...

Addiction is internal disease

DEAR EDITOR: My hope is that one person fighting the stronghold of addiction will read this and follow through. Professionals call addiction a “disease” and tell addicts to do this or that hoping to remove the addiction externally. I know from experience through receiving ...

Obama creating chaos

DEAR EDITOR: In my opinion President Obama is doing all he can to create chaos in this country, Israel and Russia. His objective is to destroy the U.S. any way he can. The United Nations is a joke. The latest proof of that is the school where hundreds of young girls were ...

Dispelling Christmas myth

DEAR EDITOR: A common myth persists, as evidenced in a Jan. 8 letter, that the Christian holiday of Christmas replaced an ancient pagan solar festival. The actual truth is quite the opposite. The Roman festival to the Unconquered Sun, Sol Invictis, was instituted by the Emperor Valerian ...

Always use headlights

DEAR EDITOR: Accidents on our local highways can be reduced if we all use our headlights every time we drive. Many of us have vehicles with automatic day-time running lights, but they are not being used. Many drivers do not understand that the lights will automatically shut off after a ...

Warren council priorities are wrong

DEAR EDITOR: So let me get this straight. Seven members of Warren city council were happy with moving $233,000 of enterprise funds to the office of Community Development to maintain handing out $120,000 for 20 non-profit groups? Wow! Council with mostly the same people had no problem ...

Funding cuts hurt senior meal program

DEAR EDITOR: This is about the plight of seniors in West Farmington and other northern tier senior centers. As of Jan. 1 funding cuts, the senior center in West Farmington food program is in jeopardy. There are up to 25 or 30 people who could no longer be served a hot meal three days a ...

Keep open mind about Trump

DEAR EDITOR: Tunnel vision and inability to see beyond party lines continues to divide our country. With crying rooms setup on college campuses due to the November election outcome, along with Russian hacking allegations, election fraud and recounts, it’s amazing that people are missing ...

Election ends peace, love movement

DEAR EDITOR: Woodstock: Born Aug. 15, 1969. Died Nov. 8, 2016. The pot smoking and LSD tripping sons and daughters of the Greatest Generation destroyed the moral and social values of America while professing peace and love for all. Their peace, love and magic bus movement has resulted ...

Chicago needs ‘stop and frisk’ program

DEAR EDITOR: In case you missed it, here are the facts about Chicago that has some of the strictest gun control in the country. In 2016, there were 4,331 people shot, mostly in about five neighborhoods on the south and west side of Chicago. There were 762 murders, more than New York City ...

Young people are doing great things

DEAR EDITOR: I recently had the privilege of attending Warren G. Harding’s Choir Christmas musical at the Tod Avenue Methodist Church. Entering the building, I was greeted by a polite young man, Angelo, a student at Harding High School. He directed me where to go and I asked if he ...

Christmas started as pagan holiday

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a Dec. 24 letter in which the writer talked about how people have lost sight of the original theology of Christmas. If you study the history of Christmas, you will find its original theology has nothing to do with Jesus. Dec. 25 was celebrated long ...

Use our freedom responsibly

DEAR EDITOR: Our Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. Today, the intent of our Constitution has been subverted, primarily by the liberal left, our “Democratic party.” Endless flagrant disregard of our Constitution is occurring on a regular ...

Speed cameras drive away business

DEAR EDITOR: When choosing where to spend one’s hard-earned money, I believe the first consideration should be whether you are made to feel welcome in the business, or in this case, the city, where that purchase is to be made. Over the years, my wife and I have frequented the city of ...

GOP preyed on Democrat weaknesses

DEAR EDITOR: The GOP in this election used two of the Democrats’ weaknesses to their advantage. One is compassion and the other is conscience; neither of these do the Republicans have. The world is much easier for people with no conscience. The GOP just sits back and waits until the ...

Stop thinking primitively

DEAR EDITOR: Much of our history and philosophy has been based on animal behavior, especially in our economic systems. Many of the primitive thinkers have influenced our belief of economics. “Survival of the fittest” and “evolution” in nature has been falsely adapted as the way ...