Letters to the Editor


Here is my issue regarding the Judge Jeanine, Fox news controversy

Here is my issue regarding the Judge Jeanine, Fox news controversy. I listened to the monolog, and, yes, she was asking some tough questions but I thought they were fair. We are in 2 camps on this. There are those who believe that the Muslim people are peace loving, refugees, anxious to start a new life in our country and that they are willing to live by our laws. There are those who believe that at least some Muslims in this country
will never live by our laws, will never assimilate, and in their heart of hearts, wish us ill.

It is not that we are different. We are used to differences. What we have trouble with is the establishment of “No go zones” where we are prohibited from enforcing the laws of our land. Or the special exceptions afforded to Muslims such as changing the dress code in Congress. Or the lack of censure of a Muslim for behavior that would have landed a Christian in boiling water. Or special airport screening rules. All of these things point to a group that is unwilling to adapt to our culture and laws. When you couple that with the extreme teachings of the Quran, only a fool would not be at least a little concerned.

Then, there is the most troubling aspect of all, silencing the voices that ask the hard questions.

By Guest Column -- Alice Vann- Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Doug Ford has turned his back on rural Ontario

Doug Ford has turned his back on rural Ontario so I would encourage rural Ontario to turn their back on
premier Ford.

MPP Randy Hillier was elected by his constituents as their representative at Queens Park not to be Ford’s puppet.

Randy has served his riding with great dignity and loyalty to the people.

Due to Ford’s bad judgment on kicking Randy Hillier out of the party, I can longer support the provincial Conservative party and have torn my party membership up.  I urge others to do the same and stop all donations to the party and to stop volunteering for the party.

The Province of Ontario should not be run by a dictator and a bunch of yes people to please Ford.  Our MPPs must be able to speak freely to attain better results.

By Guest Column -- Ross Ayotte- Sunday, March 17, 2019

A couple engages in consensual sex. She gets pregnant. She gets to decide to keep or abort

A couple engages in consensual sex. She gets pregnant. She gets to decide to keep or abort. He has no say. But, if she carries the baby to term, he is responsible to support the baby. She has all the power, he has all the responsibility. If she decides to abort, he has zero options. If she opts for adoption, he is consulted. What a screwed up system. We talk a lot about family values yet we marginalize fatherhood in so many ways.

A child has 2 parents. Those parents should have an equal place at the parenting table. If not, you are saying a father is nothing but a sperm donor and check. They are so much more. It is time to recognize that fact.

By Guest Column -- Merideth White- Tuesday, March 12, 2019

We can add babysitting to Speaker of the House, Pelosi’s responsibilities in this new Congress

We can add babysitting to Speaker of the House, Pelosi’s responsibilities in this new Congress and it may prove to be the hardest job she has. Under her wings are a flock of freshmen representatives who are drunk on power, are inexperienced and each with a special axe to grind. It is actually fun to watch the matriarch try to control and excuse them as they become more outlandish everyday. Her latest tactic with Ihan Omar is to say that she doesn’t understand the weight of her words. Awesome. I hope she is never in a position to speak to a foreign leader, be involved in a committee negotiation, or represent us at an event. Then there is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her New Green Deal. Taking on her is to also take on her puppet master because there is no way she came up with that document without help. Then there is Rashida Tlaib’s potty mouth.

Well, you get the idea. Call it Karma or sweet justice, Nancy isn’t going to have an easy year.

By Guest Column -- Wilma Howe- Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The rule of law does not allow for selective application

If you have been listening at all to Justin Trudeau’s talk either in the House of Parliament or to the media you know he talks a lot about “the rule of law” as though he actually believes in it. When Canada found itself in the uncomfortable position of having to arrest and detain Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese national and executive with Huawei Technologies the reason given by Trudeau to China, and correctly so, was the rule of law. He had no choice but to to accommodate the lawful request by the U.S. for her extradition on fraud charges relating to violating sanctions on Iran.

By Gerald Hall - Sunday, March 10, 2019

PM Trudeau SNC Lavalin Corruption Scandal

A single act of integrity by a politician has caused a national crisis. It’s become an oxymoron to ask how difficult it is to be an honest Member of Parliament.

Why is our local MP John Aldag, and other Liberal MP minions so willing to spin their laughable defense of PM Trudeau?

The Libs are feverishly writing letters to newspapers across the country trying to downplay the scandal and change the subject.

It tells us that they are ok with crony capitalist corruption and that being elected gives them the power to manipulate the laws to help their friends.

By Roland Seguin - Sunday, March 10, 2019

I agree with President Trump on this-no free speech, no taxpayer money

What a novel idea, the notion that those who feed at the trough of taxpayer funds should abide by the Constitution by respecting the rights embedded within. For too long American History and civics have been left out of Elementary and High School education. At the same time liberal, progressive, and even socialist doctrine have reigned over college campuses. All the while, education on all levels is supported by people who don’t believe in the curriculum. If we are going to fund higher education with taxpayer dollars, then taxpayers or our representatives should have a say in what goes on. Free speech being the most basic. I agree with President Trump on this-no free speech, no taxpayer money.

By Guest Column -- Andy Bishop- Friday, March 8, 2019

Democratic Primary participants are refusing Fox news a place at the table

It is completely astounding to me that, if reports are correct, Democratic Primary participants are refusing Fox news a place at the table. Seriously? Remember under Pres. Obama CBS News President David Rhodes and ABC News President Ben Shapiro both had siblings that worked under Obama at the National Security Council. Can you say Benghazi coverup? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was married to ABC new contributor Claire Shipman. CNN President Virginia Moseley was married to Clinton Deputy Secretary Tom Nides. And the list goes on.

Apparently, conflict of interest doesn’t cause Dems any concerns when it is on their side, only when it can be conveniently used to slant a debate result. They must be so proud. Look what we did, we stopped all the hard questions, quelled unfriendly voices, flexed our muscle again. No. No you didn’t. You are coming off as scared, confused bullies whose only hope of winning is to play dirty. I’m quite certain the President, Fox News and the RNC are all doing a happy dance right now. If this is you “going high” can’t wait to see what comes next.

By Guest Column -- Margaret Grover- Friday, March 8, 2019

What happens in the real world is corruption, poverty, and despair

The thing missing from the discussion regarding socialism is this: supporters assume a benevolent leader. Yet history belies that assumption.

What happens in the real world is corruption, poverty, and despair. Leaders are or become corrupt, they have unlimited ability to syphon off
the riches leaving the people hungry and poor. Taxes are very high while goods and services climb as well.  If it worked as planned, a 70% tax rate
would, in return, give the citizens great medical care, the best in fire, Ems, and police protection, affordable high quality housing and low fuel and utility rates,
in other words, for your 70% donation to the government, the government would care for you well and compassionately from cradle to grave.

Again, that is assuming a benevolent leader. Even ones who might start out that way will end up seduced by the unlimited wealth available to them.

Human nature rarely lives up to our hopes and dreams. People are competitive, egotistical, and opportunistic. A good example of socialism is the Catholic Church
where Priests are given everything they need to live in return for service to God. That has not stopped depravity or corruption from the highest on down as they
attempt to cover up crimes in order to protect the institution.

“All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton

By Guest Column -- Mrs Carolyn M. Brown- Friday, March 1, 2019

What I often hear from my liberal acquaintances is that a wall is not a message we want to send

What I often hear from my liberal acquaintances is that a wall is not a message we want to send.  It does not represent our values.  Those same people support abortion.  Should I glean from this that approving the murder of babies is a message we do want to send?

The issue about the wall has nothing to do with messaging, right or wrong, rule of law, or, in fact, what they actually believe.  It is all about thwarting a duly elected President, because he is doing things they don’t like.  If it were really about our image, there are other things that send negative messages, but are okay with Dems.

It would be refreshing if we could all be honest about our motivations.  Or, at a minimum, articulate the rationale.  For me, killing babies is not OK.  And, yes, protecting our sovereignty is OK.  I am not ashamed to say so.  And I can explain why.

By Guest Column -- Sylvia E. Warren- Sunday, February 24, 2019

Who are they Kidding?

Professional meteorologists use huge computers and real atmospheric data. But they cannot tell us what a cyclone will do over the next three days, or whether it will rain next weekend, or when the next El Nino will form?

Academic climate researchers feed speculative emissions data into failed computer models based on unproven theories. But they assure us that they can forecast average global temperature, decades ahead, to an accuracy of 0.10C.

Who are they kidding?

By Viv Forbes - Sunday, February 24, 2019

Green Pests

The Green pests are having a dream run in Australia.

First Green Climatists destroyed reliable coal-fired power stations, trying to replace them with intermittent wind-solar toys and a giant $90M battery.

Then a Green PM donated $444M of taxpayer money to discourage industry near the Great Barrier Reef.

Then droughts helped Green water-wasters to kill rural industries from Townsville to Broken Hill. Then floods in the wild rivers of the north devastated much of what was left. Decades of Green opposition to new dams made both drought and flood disasters worse.

Then Green mismanagement of parks, forests and grasslands helped fuel even more destructive bush fires.

And recently a Judge used global warming propaganda to kill a new coking coal mine in NSW, and a Green academic used a fishy finch story to add to the ten year delay to the Adani thermal coal Mine.

Now the lights are going out and jobs are disappearing.

The looming elections provide an opportunity to get rid of this plague of Green pests.

By Viv Forbes - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I have a dream. If dreaming is still allowed?

I have a dream. If dreaming is still allowed?  In my dream, babies are afforded the same rights as Guantanamo Bay detainees, war criminals, animals in shelters, snail darters, manatees, and unauthorized trespassers into our country. I dream that a life conceived will be loved, sheltered, nourished, humanely treated and protected from murder. I dream that we will one day soon accept responsibility for the unborn child. I dream that we will have the courage to talk to young people about the rights and responsibilities of being sexually active and that we will help them through difficult times with compassion so that they don’t feel they have no option except abortion. I dream that soon we will understand that abortion, certainly after the first trimester, cannot be called anything except murder. I dream that we will become the people we pretend to be, a people who live their human rights not just spout words.

By Guest Column -- Alice Vann- Monday, February 18, 2019