From your letters to the editor: "A person in her position has an ideal opportunity to bring people together. She repeatedly drives people apart."
Muldrow should resign for remark -- Patricia S. Rogeberg
Madison School Board member Ali Muldrow offered a tepid apology for conflating Madison law enforcement personnel with Nazis.
It is good that she apologized. But in a time when teachers are fired for using inappropriate racial language, even to teach about it, a person with views as extreme as Muldrow's should have no place on our School Board.
A person in her position has an ideal opportunity to bring people together. She repeatedly drives people apart.
She should resign.
Patricia S. Rogeberg, Madison
Support local armed forces -- Judd Blau
If you support our armed forces like I do, please consider showing your support for the F-35 expansion coming to Madison. A small yet vocal contingent is willing to do anything in their power to shut down this golden opportunity for our community.
I’ll tell you why they’re short-sighted. Many of these great humans who serve our country live in the Madison area. They are vital to our economy, our community and our safety. They are our neighbors, our brothers and our sisters and they are active in our communities with civic organizations, schools and so much more.
Please come and show your support at an upcoming listening session on Sept. 12 at the Alliant Energy Center or register your support online. Please don’t let this outstanding opportunity slip through our collective fingers.
The minimal noise they create is far outweighed by the impact they provide in every other sector in Dane County. Please keep the sound of freedom soaring over our heads in south-central Wisconsin.
Judd Blau, DeForest
Don't mess with Electoral College -- Pete Papageorge
Liberals will never stop whining about losing the 2016 presidential elections fairly and legally. By being such poor losers, liberals are trying everything they can to change our working system to favor their big, leftist cities and coastal states to dominate our elections. Good luck with that.
To change our Electoral College you need a constitutional convention and majority of states to pass an amendment. That won't even come close to passing, even in today's divisive political arena, which leftists have created.
The Electoral College protects the rights and interests of smaller states just like with the U.S. Senate. Without these protections, the bigger states on the coasts would take control of our nation, and smaller states such as Wisconsin would be ignored. Is that what liberals want, to strip protections and the voice of smaller states? That kind of goes against what they preach all of the time about minorities.
Liberals are never going to change the brilliance of our Constitution. The Electoral College works for America, and we need one for Wisconsin to protect us from Dane County dictating everything.
Pete Papageorge, Oshkosh
Jets sound like military waste -- Craig Piersma
Wednesday's letter to the editor "Fighter wing is key asset to state" gushed enthusiastically about the possibility of having F-35s based here in Madison, calling their thunderous racket “the sound of freedom.”
I would humbly suggest it is the sound of something quite different -- namely corporate hogs feeding at that most generous of troughs: the Pentagon money pit.
It is bad enough that the peace and tranquility of hundreds in our community is disrupted on a regular basis, not to mention the devaluing of their homes and property. But to be reminded daily of the bloated and corrupt military industrial complex makes the presence of these machines of death truly disturbing.
That our so-called liberal U.S. senator, Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, is pushing this is appalling. Write her and let her know you oppose this cacophonous waste of millions.
Craig Piersma, Waunakee
Look for common ground on abortion -- Thomas Yager
The "pro-life" and "pro-choice" sides are passionate, energetic people engaging in one the most important issues of the day: abortion.
May I suggest and openly invite the two groups to find common ground. The common ground resides outside of the nine months in the womb.
The group could be called "pro-life choices." Working together, these energetic people could raise the dignity and rights of women and choices made prior to conception. They can raise the responsibilities and rights of the male part of the equation. They can improve the social and economic situation of children after being born in this world.
Then, maybe after working together, we can debate, discuss and take care of the nine months in the womb.
Thomas Yager, Fitchburg