A sacred cow is defined as "an idea, custom, or institution held, especially unreasonably, to be above criticism". Guns appear to be our sacred cow.
The Sunday, March 18 Irish immigrants Guest Opinion from left leaning Washington Post, what's your point? Comparing early Irish to current Mexican immigrants is ridiculous. For those that continue misrepresent the issue, for the umpteenth time, it is plain and simple—legal versus illegal! No matter what country. Furthermore why is it that the Brainerd Dispatch continues to run these liberal editorials from Forum Communications and the Washington Post? If you have an editorial board what are they doing? Mike Pikula Baxter
With regard to the March 16 Reader Opinion, imploring someone, anyone, to prosecute President Trump for his "many" crimes. Yet I did not see one example of a crime committed in the letter. Perhaps my eyes are failing me. Or perhaps they just didn't list any.
Drudge is doing a massive troll on Republicans today. You should go check it out. I happen to appreciate his subtle form of propaganda. Most of the time he's so tongue-in-cheek that lefties don't even catch it and our more irascible and thick-headed die-hard right wing types are mad. You really have to read him for years to appreciate what he's saying and how he says it. But he's got a point. There seems to be this attitude that Trump is the savior of the republic on the right and he's going to get it done by force of will. Everyone is just sitting back on their haunches.
In response to a startling and clear agenda, one sentence stood out to me. "The death of children and families mean nothing to them." As of today we have killed 60 million children by abortion. Whose agenda is that? Jean LaBine Brainerd
While I agree with the Second Amendment, I have some reservations. I believe that if the creators of the Second Amendment could have foreseen the enormous destructive power of modern weapons that they would have worded the language of the amendment differently. I believe that could still be done with some courage and common sense legislation. I think that full automatic weapons should be banned along with stringent background checks on all gun sales, including gun shows.
The gentleman who wrote the opinion about the president being elected by popular vote is wrong. That being the case the president would always be voted in by New York and California. Our Midwest votes would not count for much. So the forefathers again had the foresight to make sure that all of our votes counted! Glen Boehmer Brainerd
The editor of the Dispatch once told me that he "reserved the right" to change the title and content of a submission of mine for reasons of "accuracy and clarity." From what I have seen written in the opinion section lately, either the editor is on vacation or he only changes opinions that don't fit a specific slant because there have been some doozies posted lately that have gone unchecked. A writer the other day was on a rant about the current administration, likening Trump to Hitler, Putin, greed, death of children and families, yada, yada, yada.
At times like these you have to maintain your sense of humor. Andy Borowitz writes a satirical headline saying, "House Republicans Say Japanese Did Not Meddle in Pearl Harbor." If you didn't maintain a sense of humor you'd have to drink yourself to sleep every night. Mueller has a total of 19 guilty pleas and indictments yet the House Republican enablers cleared Trump of wrong doing! It appears the "R" behind many politicians names in Washington no longer stands for Republican.
The government is finally being pressured to do something about mass shootings. The current event involves another school, so that is what is focused on now. If weapons are the problem, bring in more weapons. Does that make sense? This shooter was a teenager, so raise the age of purchase to 21. The church, Las Vegas, nightclub massacres and others were all by men older than teenagers. So attack the problem like other countries and ban war weapons in the hands of ordinary people.