From your letters to the editor: "Some people say that would be a beautiful deal and help confirm that America is put first."
Bidens and Trumps must be transparent -- David Newman
How about this? Joe Biden and his children release their taxes for the last 10 years, and President Donald Trump and his kids do the same.
Some people say that would be a beautiful deal and help confirm that America is put first.
David Newman, Madison
Jets won't help in climate battle -- Barbara Seguin
As a supporter of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, I am very disappointed to hear she is advocating for the placement of F-35 fighter planes at Truax Field in Madison.
I have children and grandchildren in the area who will be affected. Many years ago I lived in the trailer park adjacent to the airport. The noise of fighter jets going overhead many times a day shook the dishes on my shelves and woke my sleeping babies. No conversation could take place until the jet was gone.
I'm sure these new, more powerful jets are even worse. I don't think anyone should be subjected to that noise.
I also am opposed in principle to more of these terrible weapons of destruction being deployed. Couldn't we find better uses for those millions of dollars? Like tackling climate change for instance? Climate change is a far greater threat to our security -- even the military says so.
Barbara Seguin, Beloit
Nation must repent for transgressions -- Wayne Alden
Our American culture is experiencing a great civil war of values. Some are doing what is right in their own eyes instead of adhering to the moral values most citizens agree on.
Some people believe it is OK to kill a newborn baby after it has been delivered from its mother's womb. This practice and thinking is evil and insidious. Killing millions of babies through abortion is deplorable and egregious.
A huge multimillion-dollar lawsuit is pending in a San Francisco court against Sandra Merritt, who conducted an investigation of Planned Parenthood's sale of baby body parts. The accusation against Merritt is that she recorded verbal conversations in a public setting.
Anyone with a strong moral compass should be a appalled by Planned Parenthood's repugnant practice.
God is very angry and displeased with these many evil practices being committed every day. How do we get back to a decency and moral climate again? One permanent solution our nation must initiate is to repent of our many transgressions.
Wayne Alden, McFarland
Birds threatened by high-rise glass -- Margaret Marriott
Reading the State Journal's Sept. 20 article, "3 billion fewer birds than 1970," I was struck by the last sentence that blamed habitat loss, cats and windows for dwindling bird populations.
As I drive around Madison, I see several buildings going up that are nothing but window walls, Exact Sciences among them. Then there is the high-rise project proposed for East Washington Avenue that faces its gigantic window wall onto East Washington.
Are architects too out of touch to make the connection between glass walls and dead birds, or are they just too egotistical to care about their impact on the environment?
While Exact Sciences saves lives inside its new facility, it will destroy avian lives outside. And pasting hawk and eagle decals on windows to avert this catastrophe is an after-the-fact effort to solve a problem that shouldn't have been created in the first place.
What on earth were Madison Planning Commission members smoking when they decided to approve the weaponizing of architecture against birds?
Margaret Marriott, Madison
What Madison needs in a new police chief -- David R. Westbury
Madison is in the search for a new police chief to replace the one we sadly just lost.
The main thing Madison needs is a chief who is supported, given the necessary resources and left alone to do his job.
David R. Westbury, Madison
Commercial jets worse than F-35s -- Tim Wagner
I’ve read and heard all about the F-35 fighter jets coming to Madison and how loud they supposedly are.
Here’s something that the media and anti-military politicians are not talking about: How come this is an issue now?
People talk about the trailer court on Packers Avenue on Madison's North Side and how it will be adversely affected by these jets. What about all the commercial jets taking off and landing at all hours of the day and night. Isn't that a problem -- especially when the jets hit their reverse thrusters? If not why not?
I know why, and it’s because they’re not military jets. That’s all this is about.
I’ve lived on the East Side of Madison for over 60 years and I have more of an issue with the commercial jets than I do with the military jets taking off. People have the right to not want these jets. But if you don’t want them, then the commercial jets should go as well. They’re the ones causing more noise problems than the military jets.
Tim Wagner, Madison