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Letters to the Editor

Drawing parallels

The parallels between Adolf Hitler and Donald J. Trump are mind boggling. They follow the same tactics: condemn the press, never take responsibility, get rid of any one in their way, and if you ain’t white you ain’t right. Both push “law and order” for their Aryan Brotherhood buds. No ...

Don’t be a tool

In response to my recent letter to the editor, I received an anonymous letter accusing me of racism because I eschewed socialism. The letter writer is obviously a poorly informed tool of the left. I, on the other hand, have read many books on the subject of socialism and the horrors that it ...

Senior levy helps older citizens of Washington Co.

Every five years citizens of Washington County, who are eligible to vote, have the opportunity to support services for seniors. The senior citizens service levy is on the ballot this year. The levy has for almost two decades provided thousands of meals, both home delivered and in local dining ...

Good thing they can’t steal our votes too!

Funny how you see Biden signs everywhere but very few Trump signs. Oh, it’s not for lack of support for our President’s reelection or the distribution of more than 1,000 small and large signs. No, it’s because they’ve been stolen, thieved out of people’s yards, snipped right out of ...

Truly grateful

Harvest of Hope is truly grateful to our very generous and caring community. Corporate, foundation and individual donations during the COVID-19 pandemic have made it possible for us to continue feeding the hungry in Washington County. We have been able to keep our van on the road, to support ...

Nothing but darkness

“I don’t say this lightly, but EOIR has demonstrated that they need to be gutted and rebuilt from the ashes. I’ve never witnessed an utter lack of concern for people like I have here. In my former life, we captured Taliban and ISIS with more humanity. Moreover, I’ve never seen worse ...

Help now

As a citizen of West Virginia and the United States, I am truly concerned about the rush to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court. You did not do it after Judge Scalia died in February of 2016. Why the rush? So, the President can be assured of a second term as President?? So, the Patient ...

The train to nowhere

In a letter published in the Times on Sept. 28, the writer says it is time to get off the train. I fully intend to do that — but it isn’t the Democratic train, but the train to the end of democracy. The present track of the country is to impoverish the poor even more and jeopardize many of ...

Trump badmouths vets

As I sit here to write this letter, I am not only angry, but also very saddened, although not surprised, by the words of Donald Trump bad mouthing our veterans. What he said about an American hero like John McCain is both sickening and disgusting, but I guess that was not enough so he had to ...

Roosters not only noise problem

Before Marietta bans roosters’ cock-a-doodle-dos, which will never be enforced, how bout a wee bit of enforcement for operators of mufflerless and ear-shattering motorcycles, trucks and cars? And perhaps folks Tweeting, texting and talking on cell phones while endangering every man, woman, ...

Please explain to me

I have a few questions that maybe someone out there can answer for me. Since I am one of the deplorables. If Black lives matter then why is the number one killer of Blacks, abortion? How can open borders help this country? How can burning and destroying cities and businesses of people who had ...

Quit being led by agendas

I am appalled at media getting it wrong yet again. A woman at a football game is arrested for not wearing a mask is the new battle cry. That is complete bunk. I am not, and never will be the ends justify the means kind of person. That is wrong. I am not for wearing masks and I would agree that ...

Iowa caucus still not tabulated

As I understand, the Iowa Caucus still has not been tabulated after more than eight months. This makes me harken back to a Letter to Editor from Feb. 1, 2020. I also do believe that in the USA we do have good voting equipment as well as absentee voting system. An individual can request an ...

No criticism for GOP?

Absurdity seems to have found a voice in a recent Marietta Times’ editorial. Instead of criticizing Republicans for selecting a far out QAnon conspiracy promoting candidate in Georgia, the Times’ editorial criticizes Georgia Democrats for selecting an opponent who dropped out of the race ...

Trump played down COVID

The recent revelations about Donald Trump, President of the United States “playing down” the effects of COVID-19 are alarming. He admits to knowing, early on, that this is a deadly respiratory, easily spread disease, yet he told the public that it was no big deal. He admits to knowing early ...

It’s time to get off the train

My grandfather was a conductor on the Erie Railroad. I never met him, but I do know this. He never once boarded a train without knowing where it was going! The Democratic Party is like a train. Many voters sincerely believe the Democratic train is headed toward a more secure and equitable ...

Vote NO for BOE Levy

I’m very disappointed the Marietta City Board of Education has decided to put the failed multi- million-dollar, twenty-year levy back on the November ballot. What we need right now is funds to support teachers in their multiple classroom delivery methods that they are quickly learning, not a ...

Please vote early

I am 80 years old and live in an assisted/independent-living community. When the pandemic became apparent, our director acted quickly to restrict visitors, mandate masks and make other changes to keep us safe and we have had no cases of Covid-19. It's very simple and I don't know why folks ...

I was a citizen soldier

I was a citizen soldier. I was conscripted into the army in 1970. On the other hand, the armed forces of today are a professional army, all volunteers. I was what President Donald Trump was not. I took my oath to God and Country to do my duty. But that was only after I had explored and ...

Just vote

One of the most, if not; the most important part of democracy, is a four letter word – VOTE. Webster defines vote in different ways. First, as a noun, vote means “a formal expression of a wish, will or choice.” As a transitive verb, vote is to choose, decide, endorse, or defeat. It also ...