Thursday, November 26, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Christ does have universal holiday

After reading Eric Bjornstad’s somewhat perplexing letter (“Christ deserves day off like MLK,” SN 1/22) concerning the presence of a university holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., but the lack of a holiday celebrating the “original civil rights” leader Jesus Christ, I could only think of this to say: Dude, what are you thinking? Call me daft, but I do not understand the rationale that Dec.

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Ashcrofts record speaks for itself

John Ashcroft shouldn’t have to defend himself against attacks of racial profiling. His track record speaks loudly that despite race or political lines, his purpose is to protect the innocent and punish the guilty. Why then did he vote against Judge Ronnie White in his promotion to lifetime federal judgeship?

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Safe living

The university’s decision to install peepholes in residence halls is a good move toward improving safety conditions for on-campus residents. The Residence Halls Association proposed a bill to install peepholes in all residence halls.

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Kings holiday important to all

This is in response to the letters about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and “Christ deserves a day off like MLK” (SN 1/22). We already have two honoring Christ - Christmas and Easter.

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Servicing U

The Michigan Transportation Committee should be applauded for its approval of a subsidy to keep Amtrak service in East Lansing.A $5.7 million subsidy to Amtrak was approved to keep the East Lansing stop in the Chicago-to-Toronto route for the 2001-02 fiscal year.

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Christs beliefs not felt by all

This is a response to “Christ deserves day off like MLK” (SN 1/22). To Eric Bjornstad, I can’t believe one person preaching about civil liberties could be so inconsiderate to others.

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Wearing a safety belt is economical

This is in reply to Mary Krizan’s opinion in The State News (“Problems of safety belt law overlooked,” SN 1/19), which mistakenly tracked a racist plot behind the mandatory safety belt law and didn’t recognize the economic nature of the issue. Public traffic holds risks and dangers because people cause accidents.

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Administrations action atrocious

To the administrators of MSU: Congratulations on a job well done. Thanks to your superb actions, MSU students will have the freedom to continue wearing MSU apparel manufactured by the wondrous institution of sweatshop labor.

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Scandal over

While the punishment given to former President Bill Clinton in a deal with the independent counsel was minimal, it is good the nation can finally put the scandals of the Clinton presidency behind it. Clinton struck a deal with independent counsel Robert Ray on Friday, the last full day of his presidency, ending any possibility of criminal prosecution against him.

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Christ deserves day off like MLK

Here at MSU we have received the second Monday of spring semester off for three years to honor Martin Luther King Jr., but not once since I’ve been here have we received one day off to honor Jesus Christ, probably the most important civil rights leader of all time.

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Hands off

ASMSU should not take editorial control of MSU’s yearbook - no matter how good its intentions are. On Tuesday, ASMSU’s policy committee rejected a bill that would give the yearbook advisory committee and the ASMSU Student Assembly editorial control over the Red Cedar Log.

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Courage should be theme on MLK Day

In some ways I have come to dread the traditional Martin Luther King Jr. holiday activities, the same old events, the same old types of speeches and the same kind of people making the speeches.

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Problems of safety belt law overlooked

This letter is in response to the article “State seat belt laws proving productive” (SN 1/18). The recent law that allows police officers to stop and ticket drivers for not wearing a safety belt has been praised for increasing seat belt usage among Michigan drivers.

OPINION

Same old U.S. politics needs wet n wild solution

It’s been a long time since I was fully satisfied with someone elected into office. Oftentimes, I feel like it is the same person, just wearing a variation of the same suit or claiming a different political party affiliation.In our last and probably most controversial election, George W.

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Wrong move

The National Collegiate Athletic Association should not allow high school athletes to play professional sports and then return to college.On Jan.

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System teaches problem solving

I have to disagree with Mark Pulver’s view of the new community standards and resident mentor system (”Dorm standards need discipline,” SN 1/17). I also am living in the dorms for a fourth year now, but I feel the mentor system is a vast step in the right direction.