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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Questions religious tax exemptions

Religious organizations have long enjoyed huge tax exemptions in our country, with a current estimation that churches in the US avoid paying $71 billion in taxes annually. Religious institutions pay no taxes; local, state, or federal. They pay no taxes on extensive investments, interests ...

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Critical Race Theory Now those that remain in the Republican Party are all upset that the Critical Race Theory might be revealed through the honest teaching of history in our schools, a theory that brings to light the many injustices that have occurred throughout history against various races, ...

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The effort’s been renewed to bond for a new school. . Let me state the problem— Everybody, including me, wants a new school, nobody wants to pay for it. Property taxes are not a fair way to pay for the school. That’s a huge problem. A few thoughts: First- Tama County put in a 7 ...

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I cannot express the deep and immeasurable joy I felt when I read Mr. Todd’s letter. It is truly wonderful to know that Mr. Todd denounces whoever threatened the lives of those who were, at the time, council members and mayor. That anonymous entity he denounces as “cowardly.” I believe it ...

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In response to Anne Michael’s April 9th letter: Anne Michael needs to get her facts straight. She’s an elected politician now and for her to falsely accuse and make assertions of me (a private citizen) is bordering on libel. I’m minding my own business out here and Anne Michael brings up ...

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My parents once told me that there was a time when no one would eat tomatoes because they thought tomatoes were poisonous. I don’t know how they discovered the truth, but obviously the truth won the day because we buy them, grow them and eat them. A person might wonder why such a ...

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Dear Editor, As a 4th generation cattle farmer in Tama County, I want to take time during National Agriculture Week to thank our community for their support. While there continues to be more food choices at the grocery store, we know that many fill their carts with real meat instead ...

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There once was a farmer who had a huge farm that was successful. Beautiful crops, productive land, riches for the farmer and his family. All went well for many years until the hogs starting taking over. They grew bigger and bolder. As they ate all the crops they rooted up the land because ...

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I again see a letter to the editor concerning democracy, government and the Electoral College. Number 1 - United States has a Republic form of government. (Webster’s dictionary describes a republic as a state in which the sovereign power is vested in representatives chosen by the people. A ...

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Has our political system failed us? For most of our country’s history and especially during recent decades, our choices have been basically restricted to only two political parties. Over time, this has caused an increasingly divided and ineffective government and a dangerously widening gap ...