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Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

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Letters to the Press

Judgment coming?

To the editor: As children of the 1950s, we grew up in a country that stood firmly upon the moral principles and values that were guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

        The authors came to America to escape tyranny and religious persecution counting on divine providence to guide them as they wrote the Preamble to the Constitution guaranteeing all citizens Life,Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

 Wrong answer to opioids

To the editor: I recently had knee replacement surgery at the age of 52. As a “Tomboy” growing up in the country and on farms I have been through some very painful events and was told to just “walk it off.”

        None the less, nothing could have prepared me for the extreme pain this surgery caused. Adding insult to injury was this “opioid epidemic” that we hear about at every turn. My doctor said the government wouldn’t let him give me enough pain medicine – even though he knows I am a control freak and would never get hooked on pain meds. (Or he could check my Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System report.)

Money & politics

To the editor: American Promise in Port Clinton is asking for support in ending the unlimited and hidden influence of money in elections and governance.  We want to stop the domination of money in our political system so our legislators, both Republican and Democratic, may represent the people, our communities, states and nation, rather than donors and special interests.

        Representing the Ninth Congressional District in Ohio, Marcy Kaptur has signed the American Promise pledge to work for reform.  She has been active with the House Bi-Partisan Campaign Finance Caucus working toward the fundamental changes we need to strengthen a political system dominated by money.

        She has introduced a constitutional amendment resolution as well as a bill that targets foreign money in our elections.  Congresswoman Kaptur is a strong advocate for the reforms that people want.  

        With a new Congress comes new opportunity.  We ask that Rep. Kaptur continue with these cross-partisan efforts to get money out of politics and become a champion for her constituents.  

Ellen Greene Bush
Port Clinton

 

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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