Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor Jan. 17

January 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

Let’s do the mathSen. Scott Sales calls $8 million “trivial” the amount he thinks Montana’s taxpayers should contribute to President Trump’s border wall. So let’s do the math. If $8 million is “trivial,” then $16 million is “something.” Tha...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 14

January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am

Can’t muzzle Montana citizensThe proposed CSKT Water Compact (S. 262 bloated up in Sen. Tester’s Senate Bill 3013) violates the U.S. Constitution, Montana Constitution, and CSKT Tribal Constitution. Citizens should just shut up. The state d...

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Preserving free elections is everyone’s business

January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am

Free and fair elections are not partisan issues. Whether it’s imposing poll taxes in the Jim Crow South or rigging voting machines in Richard Daley’s Chicago, whenever public officials use the powers of government to control the ballot box...

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Are we up to the task?

January 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

What has happened to our country that it has become so divided and acrimonious and who can we blame for the state of affairs in Washington? That’s easy, let’s blame Obama or Pelosi or Reed and Schummer. Or Trump, McConnell and Ryan. Don’t f...

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Montana businesses can’t afford inaction on LWCF

January 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

In Montana, the business of outdoor recreation is big business. Whether you are REI or a local main street operation selling gear and goods to communities who thrive on our outdoor amenity lifestyle, you are contributing to the $7.1 billion...

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Get our government operating again

January 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

As all of us are too painfully aware, we are in the midst of another government shutdown to the immediate detriment of about 800,000 individuals — 420,000 working temporarily without pay and 380,000 on furlough who are out of work. All this...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 13

January 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

Medicare equals disaster for allSunday’s Jan. 6 letters to the editor section featured an opinion by Edd Blackler of Bigfork who extolled “Medicare for all” as a panacea for the health-care system. Mr. Blackler alleges that such a solution ...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 10

January 10, 2019 at 2:00 am

Christmas editionThank you for an inspiring edition of the Daily Inter Lake on Christmas Eve. What a Christmas gift it was.I’m sure most of us have heard some of the history and origin of “Silent Night,” but it’s nice to have the details de...

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Road fine bill would improve public access

January 06, 2019 at 2:00 am

Last fall during the political season, everyone running for the Montana Legislature touted their credentials as being for public access. But what does that really mean? For Montana’s hunters, anglers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts, ...

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Are we getting our money’s worth with Medicaid expansion

January 06, 2019 at 2:00 am

In November, Montana’s voters rejected renewal of the Medicaid-expansion welfare program (hereinafter “MedEx”) consigning its fate to the Legislature in the 2019 session. Even though the subject may sound boring, taxpayers should pay close...

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