Thursday, September 24, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Keg proposal agitates reader

I am writing in response to a State News article (“Proposed bill suggests new keg regulations,” SN 10/18). I’m glad that our elected officials have nothing better to do than try and regulate the weekend activities of college students.

OPINION

Letter failed to discredit column

Stephen Bouren’s arguments (“Men should not take all blame,” SN 10/18) in response to Jessi Phillips’ recent column (“Women should think twice about marriage,” 10/16) fell short of disproving Phillips’ claims about the division of labor in the average American marriage. “Loving fathers everywhere” can rest assured that when Phillips states, “Most men do not share equal responsibility when it comes to taking care of their children,” she is not questioning their affections, but rather stating a fact.

OPINION

Proposal 2

Proposal 2 has a strong concept behind it - but suffers from poor execution. Voters should turn it down and it should be reintroduced later when its purpose, wording and impact are clear.

OPINION

Column on Middle East was biased

I am writing to tell you that Rishi Kundi’s column about the Middle East is extremely biased against Palestinians (“Columnist enlightens ‘U’ about Middle East crisis,” SN 10/18) and to inform him why the Palestinians are so angry.

OPINION

Racial discrimination is part of scholarship process

All too often, issues involving racial discrimination focus on theoretical or historical premises. Members of differing racial and ideological factions throw statistics at each other in attempts to convince their opponents and those undecided on certain issues to join their side.

OPINION

Palestinians given little voice in American press

As the American media has once again openly sided with the forces of oppression and occupation, little room is given to the voices of the Palestinian people whose “Intifada” is an act of united national liberation against a brutal military occupation.

OPINION

Proposal cartoon was offensive

The editorial cartoon that appeared in The State News on Oct. 10 was appalling to me. The Christian crucifix is a sacred and traditional symbol of Christian believers.

OPINION

Proposal 1

The passage of Proposal 1 would be the beginning of a downward spiral in the fate of public schools.Voters should soundly reject it.Proposal 1 would repeal a 1970 constitutional amendment outlawing public funding of religious schools.

OPINION

Pay the price

The Shaw Hall Black Caucus should have signed the proposal that would have allocated RHA funds to its hall.

OPINION

Debate causes reader to respond

After watching the final debate and reading a letter to the editor in Wednesday’s State News in favor of Vice President Al Gore (“Bush will increase the national debt,” SN 10/18), I feel compelled to give some facts that I picked up on.

OPINION

Team competition should be removed in spirit of Olympic Games

The Olympics have ended? Good riddance. It was the worst, most un-Olympian, overcrowded, violated, professionalized and poorly reported and televised Olympics ever. A few weeks before the Games I purchased an antenna for my old television to ensure better reception of NBC in my downtown Lansing apartment building.

OPINION

U-M columnists view was ignorant

When I first finished reading Erin McQuinn’ s column in the Michigan Daily, “A Weekend in East Lansing makes me appreciate A2,” my initial feelings were those of contempt and animosity.

OPINION

Native Americans were not weak

In his letter (“Columbus Day is important to all,” SN 10/17) Brandon Whitbread “objectively” stated that Native Americans were weak and Europeans were strong.

OPINION

Name should have been withheld

In Wednesday’s edition of The State News, MSU President M. Peter McPherson “expressed his concerns” regarding a recent political cartoon depicting public schools on a cross labeled “Proposal 1.” McPherson claims that he reserves the right to comment, not so much as president, but as a member of the community.

OPINION

SN endorses:

Voters should choose Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for State Representative in Michigan’s 70th district.