government

There’s value in giving pennies

Regarding the controversy at the Colfax post office and the “bell ringers” of the Salvation Army (Journal, Dec. 4): We have lived in Colfax for 30 years and the different chari ...

Put our own before Martians

Why is the federal government letting the United States Postal Service go bankrupt? Why are we giving billions of dollars to countries that hate us? Why are we spending billions of ...

Remember father’s wisdom

The relationship between government and the private sector that supports it, to be brutally frank, is that of parasite and host. The parasite is taking too much and the host is fai ...

Pay raises outtasight

“How did the greatest country get to this point?” — Jim Valk’s (Reader Input) question on Sunday, Oct. 23. My answer: 1. Greed 2. The system of percentage raises that the g ...

Government can’t fake it

There is a management void in the White House, our economy is a disaster and all polls indicate the need for jobs is the biggest concern of most Americans. I need an explanation ho ...

We’ve bested tribal wisdom

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount ...

Speak out or lose voice

I know we have all seen the bumper sticker that states, “Love my country! But fear my government.” I hope that I never see on a Homeland Security vehicle a sticker that reads, ...

Let’s get past whining stage

When Adam got caught chomping the apple he blamed Eve for beguiling him, then doubled down and blamed God for sending him the woman in the first place. Eve blamed the snake. From t ...

A message of importance to citizens

During the late 1940s and the ’50s, one of the history textbooks said, “They will infiltrate into our government disguising themselves, as helpers, teachers, CEOs, etc. ... in ...

Collectively we will prevail

It’s pitiful when you have bullies in the government trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. They spent over a trillion dollars on war. Now they want to squeeze th ...