Jim Beall

Please don’t skew numbers

Praise the conservative reaction in defense of the downtrodden upper class. Willard Schmehl (Reader Input, June 2) says “the top 5 percent pay 51 percent of the taxes,” but for ...

Find thrifty, honest leaders

Jim Beall, clearly an advocate for higher taxes, did get one point right: “… You want a balanced budget? Then elect responsible officials.” (Reader Input, May 22). For years ...

Plenty of factors to share blame for economic woes

Recent letters from the extreme right have blamed California teacher salaries, illegal immigrant farmworkers, auto worker unions, not enough military spending, separation of church ...

Prop. 8 money would have been better spent on needy

Apparently, pointing out hypocrisy among the Christian right is considered, by some, to be grounds for being accused of hating Christians. I stand by my position that time, energy, ...

Letters to the editor show bright minds at work

I live in Nevada County but work in Placer County and we have your paper in our lunchroom so I look at the letters to the editor often. I want to say thank you to printing letters ...

First Amendment’s intent is to avoid ‘official’ religion

I read the Journal’s Your Views letters of Sunday, May 11, with interest. Mr. Jim Beall, Sr. has little knowledge or understanding of the Constitution. The First Amendment doe ...

Constitution was designed to accommodate changing world

Reading the fanatical Christian gibberish of Michael Belanger (Journal letters, April 11) makes us grateful for the wisdom of the founding fathers to safeguard against religious in ...
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