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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 20, 2012

    Homecare & Hospice staff, volunteers are appreciated

    To the Editor: This is an excellent time of the year to give a big “Thank-you” to the employees and board members of Homecare & Hospice in Manhattan. What a wonderful group of people who care so deeply about those in need of hospice, home

  • Letters | December 20, 2012

    Mary did not give birth 17 days after conception

    To the Editor: As all Christians believe and celebrate, the conception and birth of Jesus Christ was the most miraculous event in human history. But not so miraculous that Jesus was conceived on Dec. 8 and born Dec. 25, as reported/implied in the Arts & Leisure

  • Letters | December 19, 2012

    There is no place in civilian society for assault weapons

    To the Editor: Let’s quit talking about the deaths in Bengazi and start worrying about how to prevent killings like we had in Connecticut and Aurora, Colo.

  • Letters | December 19, 2012

    Vital research being done at USDA site on College Ave.

    To The Editor: In the Friday-Saturday (Dec. 14-15) edition of The Manhattan Mercury, a question about a sidewalk along the south side of Dickens Avenue was submitted to the “I Wonder” column. Both the question and the reply incorrectly identified the land as belonging to

  • Letters | December 19, 2012

    Why would anyone steal a wreath from a grave site?

    To the Editor: What does this world continue to come to? We have seen great tragedy in the news. I had heard the news of what had happened in Newtown, Conn., on my way to the cemetery.

  • Letters | December 18, 2012

    Brownback is creating problems for Kansans

    To the Editor: Really, Gov. Brownback? Let’s send 30 million bucks back to the feds and let them run the insurance exchange without state input. Let’s spend just a few hundred thousand words to change the name of our state Medicare program.

  • Letters | December 18, 2012

    Keep religion out of government, schools

    To the Editor: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has been quoted as saying that the reason for such atrocities as happened Friday in Newtown, Conn. is the removal of God from government and from our schools. In the kindest words that I know, the former governor

  • Letters | December 17, 2012

    Let’s change the culture that encourages violence

    To the Editor: What is in American culture that encourages men to engage in gun violence?

  • Letters | December 17, 2012

    Rational gun control cannot wait any longer

    To the Editor: Like many Americans, I suspect, I have been apathetic and irresponsible in not doing something that I know needs to be done. It is not a pleasant task, and the rewards are not im-mediate, but that is no legitimate reason for continuing

  • Letters | December 16, 2012

    Million-dollar tax receipts are nothing to celebrate

    To the Editor: It was a sad day indeed when the front page of the Dec. 7. Mercury reported city officials enjoying a “round of celebra-tion” over sales tax receipts exceeding $1 million. The mayor, another city commission-er and a city staffer were lauding the fact city

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