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Misplaced blame


Letters to the Editor

Lauren Riepl
I am getting pretty sick and tired of everyone blaming President Obama for all our country’s woes. As Mark Heaton (Letters, “Abuse of power,” June 12, Gazette) pointed out the gross injustices being committed in the name of safety, I would like to point out a few things he seems to have forgotten.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

An inconvenient truth


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
In “God and tornadoes” (Commentary, June 12, Gazette), Robin Meyers is right that for God to save only some from disasters, it entails God choosing to let others perish (given, of course, God’s omniscience and omnipotence).
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Do your homework


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
In a letter in the July 3 Oklahoma Gazette (”Liberal angst”) Pete Lepo attacked me because I was critical of U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe for voting no on expanding background checks for gun buyers.
Further, Lepo declared that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is in effect for gun buyers, so I’m just boohooing about nothing.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beware compromise


Letters to the Editor

Mickey McVay
Every time the Republicans agree to compromise with the Democrats, it is like a teenage girl agreeing to get “just a little bit” pregnant!
—Mickey McVay, Oklahoma City
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reclaiming liberty


Letters to the Editor

Phillip W. Smith
As I reflect upon the birthday celebration of our nation and the meaning of our independence, I am struck by how dependent we have become. With nearly half of our nation dependent upon government welfare or public-sector employment and the other half looking for their next tax credit, I am convinced we have traded our independence for dependence.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sweet charity


Letters to the Editor

Jeannie Yarger
In regard to “Atheists, assemble” in Chicken-Fried News (June 5, Oklahoma Gazette): Charity is not a religious issue. It is a class-warfare issue.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

None of your business


Letters to the Editor

Carl Hall
In “Too red for government aid?” (Letters to the editor, June 12, Oklahoma Gazette) Barbara Johnson of Hurst, Texas, listed a number of wealthy Oklahoma celebrities and business owners. She then commented, “I would think they would eagerly step forward to finance what is needed,” after the recent tornadoes.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Build the cathedtral


Letters to the Editor

Harold Patterson
Dr. Ed Shadid’s commentary (”Unfortunately, it’s all too conventional,” June 26, Oklahoma Gazette) reminds me of the few naysayers who spoke against the MAPS arena construction when faced with cost overruns. On behalf of Thunder fans everywhere, thank you to those who stood their ground. MAPS was 21st-century thinking before the 20th century was over.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Big, bloated government


Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
Mickey Hepner’s lament about income tax cuts (Commentary, “Death by a thousand cuts,” June 5, Oklahoma Gazette) claimed that “one small tax cut shrinks our government services.” That assumes that current government services are being wisely funded, but even a cursory look at the state budget raises doubts about that.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Remembering segregation


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
I write with a heavy heart because on June 6, five men on the U. S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, thus erasing fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting. What the court did takes me back in my mind to the dehumanizing days of segregation in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Profile of courage


Letters to the Editor

Jackie Schmid
I greatly appreciate Bradley Manning’s courage and efforts to shed light on U.S. government actions (News, “Cracking the code,” Ben Fenwick, June 26, Oklahoma Gazette). Despite his challenging childhood, I believe he was sincerely motivated to bring about positive change for us and the rest of the world.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Liberal angst


Letters to the Editor

Pete Lepo
Wanda Jo Stapleton’s cri de coeur (Letters, “A broken and for-sale Senate,” May 29, Oklahoma Gazette) about Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe (and 45 others) for voting “no” on expanding the background checks for gun buyers is long on emotion, replete with meaningless statistics and flavored with erroneous polls.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Train kept a-rollin'


Letters to the Editor

John Smelser
From the early 1920s until the mid- 1950s, my grandmother made her home at the intersection of N.W. 11th Street and Shartel Avenue. In the mid-1950s, she bought a new home in the 400 block of N.W. 43rd. As a child, I sometimes spent the night at her homes — as a very young boy on Shartel and later on N.W. 43rd Street.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sour note


Letters to the Editor

Blake Gibb
As feared, the Zoo Amphitheatre does not have a Summer/Fall lineup as of June 12. In past years, under the Zoo Amp’s previous management, I already could have planned what concerts I would attend over the next four to five months at the Zoo. Now the people of OKC have nothing?
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Still the 'Oklahoma Standard'


Letters to the Editor

Brad Walker
There has never been a better set of Oklahoma Gazette commentaries than your May 29 issue. This, of course, was due to the fact that we needed the commentary to be that good.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 
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