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Faith of the founders considered

Editor, Several letters recently have stated that we can’t know what our country’s founding fathers believed yet on the other hand are certain that none of them were Christians. One might as well claim the sun rises in the West. Let me illustrate. Robert Paine, Lyman Hall and John Witherspoon were ministers. Francis Hopkinson wrote a famous hymnal.   Benjamin Rush started the American Sunday School Movement and the first Bible Society. Roger Sherman, the only man to sign all four of America’s founding documents, wrote the doctrinal creed for his denomination. The pervasiveness of Christianity throughout the fabric of American life can hardly be overstated. De...

Sharing appreciation for law enforcement

Editor, Here is my letter to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell. I had two recent encounters with your deputies that I decided to tell you about because on both occasions the men not only did their job quite professionally but confidently and competently. The first circumstance occurred when I was driving...

Going on a new adventure

Editor, Me, myself and I, (three peas in a pod) have made a life-changing decision. In June, this ‘pod’ is moving to the Grizzly Peak independent senior living facility in Missoula. This caps 27 years in Polson. As the years have rolled by in my lifetime, 88 years now, about every 25 years ...

What’s your priority: God, country or state rights?

Editor, In discussions with friends we can communicate ideas without hating each other. We know their character and moral fiber. Our nation allows citizens to have different backgrounds, religious philosophies and life styles. Disagreeing does not require demeaning or hating someone. My friends and I l...

Medicaid expansion passes

Editor, Last week, the Montana legislature passed HB 658, finally bringing to a welcome end the fight to continue Medicaid expansion. The bill is the product of months of debate and compromise, colored by fervent activism and moving testimony from Montanans across the state. Our Senator Dan Salomon des...

Considering the origin of our plutocracy

Editor, A letter to the editor from Rolan Becker in the April 17 issue states that my letter of April 3 “makes several statements worthy of challenge,” then fails to say what these statements are except to deny the accuracy of something I hadn’t said. My letter of that date had the na...

Food pantry volunteers appreciated

Editor, Don’t you love learning curves? You know, the distance between what you know and what you need to know to do a job? Sometimes a learning curve represents a frustrating experience. However, a learning curve can be a more pleasant line. At the Loaves and Fish food pantry in Polson, we love ...

Drug court is important program

Editor, I was delighted to see your article in the April 17 edition in regard to the successful first year of Lake County Drug Court that is focusing on rehabilitation and overall life counseling. The smiles on the faces of the judge, participants and counselors are worth a million words. You can see the ...

Highway clean up appreciated

Editor, Kudos to the families with the bright green vests that picked up trash on Hwy. 93 last Sunday afternoon. Hope you found some treasures. But let’s all try to take better care of our own trash. Make our highways more beautiful. (Especially for our visitors.) Kathleen Scott Ronan

Declaration of Independence created by regular people

Editor, What were the “true” beliefs of the Founders? Were they “pure” religious beings (whether Christian or not)? I doubt it. To steal from Thomas Paine – “Hey, how about a little common sense.” It is likely that the humans of 1776 were similar to those of 20...

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