Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Opinion

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.

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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.

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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.

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Pay the price

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bush will increase the national debt

Texas Gov. George W. Bush insists that he can spend less of the federal surplus on education, health care, military defense, debt reduction and environmental protection, and greatly improve them all, but still get rid of the money.

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Men should not take all blame

I’m writing to let you know that I found a column about marriage very sexist and extremely offensive (“Women should think twice about marriage,” SN 10/16). I respect one’s decision on whether to get married, but I cannot agree with the way in which writer Jessi Phillips presented hers.

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Columbus Day is important to all

In response to Greg Odum’s thoughts on Columbus Day (“American history is not objective,” SN 10/11) and those who sympathize with him, the purpose of my writing is to clarify.

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Women shouldnt be verbally abused

In his letter (“Fashion is cause of cat-calling,” SN 10/6 ), Andrew Sandri stated that he was sure he’d receive plenty of replies denouncing him for his letter.

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Do not criticize sections tradition

This letter is in response to a sports column by Krista Latham (“Student section is becoming unoriginal” SN 10/9). I’m not sure Latham gets the idea behind what it is she is writing about, so I’d like to clarify a few things for her. Latham, the very things you are complaining about and deem unoriginal are quite the opposite - they are what true football fans at MSU consider tradition.