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Letters to the Press

 We’re better than this

To the editor: Over the years I have noticed something I find disturbing within the confines of our Millbury community.  One yard displays a lawn jockey and another a confederate flag.

        While I find these displays abhorrent, I had decided not to comment in a public forum such as this newspaper.  I told myself, to each their own.

 Putin patriotism

To the editor: President 45, aka Mr. Trump, has blatantly shown the entire world his version of Putin patriotism. My thought today of the Helsinki summit is viewed from the perspective of the white evangelicals who seem to regard professional football – that is the National Football League version – as their religion.

        As President 45 has sought to distract the populace from his disgraceful and dismaying licking of President Putin’s boots at the summit meeting, I choose to speculate on what Mr. Trump will say about the NFL players who may soon take a knee to protest Mr. Trump’s behavior.

28th Amendment needed

To the editor: How strongly do Americans feel about getting big money out of politics? A recent Bush/Biden survey on democracy found that over three-quarters (77 percent) agreed that “the laws enacted by our national government these days mostly reflect what powerful special interests and their lobbyists want.” 

        Only 17 percent chose the alternative statement: “The laws enacted by our national government these days mostly reflect what the people want.” 

 

Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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