Regional Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Letter: Spare the turkey this Thanksgiving

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 25, 2014 03:16 pm

To the editor:

Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance. It's a most fitting way to give thanks for our own life, health, and happiness.

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Letter: Government needs Democrats

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 08:58 pm

To the editor:

Here is a sampling of what may occur if the Democratic Party’s influence in government is severely weakened: Scientists concerned with mankind’s future existence will be treated to an increase in ridicule. Lakes will again produce fish that glow. The dark, sooty exhaust arising from industrial smokestacks will henceforth be portrayed as a harmless variation of pixie dust.

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Letter: Government should not make things worse for people who have health care

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:02 am

To the editor:

If a certain percent of the population does not have access to fast food, should the government take over the entire fast food industry? Should the government make sure that everyone has access to fast food?

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Letter: Democrats are responsible for their own poor image

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:56 am

To the editor:

Joe Wilkin's column in your Nov. 6 issue could be more off base. His premise is that Democrats' image have been tarnished because the Republican party shaped their image. As one without a stake in either party, I safely contend that Democrats tarnished their own image.

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Letter: Just give up, Democrats

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:55 am

To the editor:

My apologies to some really good people I like who happen to be Democrats.  This is going to offend you but it needs to be said.  Give up.  Your party only exists to give the illusion of providing a choice.  You like to see yourselves as the “Peoples’ Party” but you haven’t nominated a real populist for president since William Jennings Bryan.  You only win presidential elections when there’s an economic crisis or when Republicans turn stupid and manage to lose.  Do you really think Barack Obama would be president if John McCain and Mitt Romney hadn’t helped him by spending so much time running against themselves in the primaries?  The Democrats didn’t beat us.  Our own wing-nuts did that.

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Letter: Casino expansion would be heavy blow to South Jersey

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

 

To the editor:

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder,” said President Kennedy in an observation that is pertinent to the current discussion about the future of gaming in New Jersey.

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Letter: Himley dared to push back against teachers union

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I would like to thank Board of Education member Thor Himley for the hard work he has done for the taxpayers of Egg Harbor Township. I do not know the man personally, but I know from following the contract negotiations with teachers that he put it all on the line by daring to push back against a union that has in the past been given everything it wanted.

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Letter: Nurse practitioners could be the solution to health care crisis

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

As newly insured patients seek access to health care, it is important that the public be aware that there are more than 192,000 nurse practitioners in the United States who provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients nationwide. NPs are licensed expert clinicians with advanced education (most have master’s and many have doctorate degrees) and extensive clinical preparation who provide primary, acute and specialty health care services. In addition, NPs work as partners with their patients, guiding them to make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices. The confidence that patients have in NP-delivered health care is evidenced by the more than 916 million visits made to NPs every year.

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Letter: ‘Forever loans’ would allow more people to buy homes

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Young adults starting out in life, just graduating from high school, college or graduate school, many saddled with student loans, are having a tough time buying their first homes.

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Letter: Elected leaders can thank democracy for keeping them alive

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I thought it would be a good idea to compare the retirement plans for democratically elected people with the retirement plans for nonelected leaders. I choose the presidents of the United States and the Roman emperors, the first 44 of each.

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Letter: Republican politicians stood up for county residents

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

What a message Atlantic County sent on Election Day. The Republicans ran on a message of opposing North Jersey casinos. They called on their Democrat opponents three times to join them in their opposition, only to be answered with silence.

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Letter: Traffic cameras provide impartial enforcement

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 12, 2014 04:20 pm

To the editor:

Those mounted traffic cameras now perched above Garden State intersections may in the near future be shut off. They have what might be called a troubling fault: each one is impartial, not caring if a driver is rich, is charming, is powerful or the opposite of all three.

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Letter: Family caregivers can use a helping hand

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 12, 2014 04:19 pm

 To the editor:

“Please put on your oxygen mask before helping others …” That’s a phrase we’re all familiar with onboard an aircraft, but I believe it is just as relevant in the world of family caregiving. November is National Family Caregivers Month, and as we take time to recognize those who provide this essential service, I want to encourage us to ask the question: Who cares for the caregiver?

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Letter: Public input can shape Alzheimer's plan

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Public input can shape Alzheimer's plan Letter: Public input can shape Alzheimer's plan To the editor:

Alzheimer's is a devastating, debilitating brain disorder that robs people of their cognitive abilities and ultimately their lives.  Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease, which is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer's is the only disease in the list of top-10 causes of death for which there is no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In 2013, Alzheimer's cost the nation more than $200 billion, making it our most expensive disease. 

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Letter: Veterans, you served, you earned every benefit

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Veterans, you served, you earned every benefit Letter: Veterans, you served, you earned every benefit To the editor:

The most essential benefit for all veterans is the V.A. Healthcare System. Eligibility for many is tied to restrictions based on income thresholds based on the previous year. This depends on the location and area that the veteran resides. Common veteran remarks are as follows:

I didn’t serve in a combat area.
I was not wounded or had any medical issues in the military.
I served in peacetime.
I only served a limited period of time.

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Letter to Cape May County League of Women Voters

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:00 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a copy of a letter to the Cape May County League of Women Voters for their candidates’ event on Oct. 11:

I’d like to thank the League for allowing this short statement about my candidacy.

 Last spring I relocated from New Jersey to Florida to be near my 90-year-old father, but I also collected signatures to file and run for Congress here. Any person who’s a U.S. citizen and at least 25 years of age can run for United States House of Representatives, and there’s absolutely no requirement they live in the state they’re a candidate in.

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