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Even Trump can be bought by the rich

July 26, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Yes, we all remember the news at the conclusion of the presidential primary activities that Hillary Clinton had several million dollars to begin the race for the presidency. Poor Donald Trump had only one million, aside from his personal fortune. The big donors were nowhere to be seen. Well, now we learn that the money [&hellip...

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‘No’ votes against taxes explained

July 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I felt I had to respond to Mr. Jose Mike Jimenez’s attack on the property owners of Roswell who do not always support school bonds. Let’s begin with the defeated Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell mill levy increase that Jimenez is especially upset...

False religions create violence

July 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Did Russell Scott really ask what source I used for my statement about early Christians in war? How about the following: “A careful review of all the information available goes to show that, until the time of Marcus Aurelius [Roman emperor from 161 to 180...

Two good attorneys have now passed

July 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Over the last few weeks the criminal justice system in Chaves County and the state of New Mexico has suffered two great losses with the passing of attorneys Harry Wilcox and Jesse Cosby. On June 27, my old friend Harry Wilcox passed away. Harry and I knew...

Don’t blame ‘extremists’ for nuclear’s infeasibility

July 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Nuclear energy is the Acme of Rube Goldberg devices. Some readers will remember those old Goldberg cartoons, where a simple task — like turning on the light, or opening the door — is completed after an intricate chain reaction. The mousetrap strikes a...

‘Watered down’ interpretations

July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The “Pastor Musings” articles are interesting because they show what religious ideas have become. One article talked about recognizing the voice of the shepherd. The scripture says that the false shepherd abandons the sheep because he is a “hired...

Kate’s law defeated by partisan politics

July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman, was shot in the back while walking with her father in San Francisco last year. She tragically died in his arms. Her killer, an undocumented immigrant, had seven prior convictions and had been deported five times before that...

Columnist spins facts into blatant untruths

July 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am aware that an aim of the new management of the RDR is to present a balanced approach to political issues. That’s fine, but it really distresses me to have op-ed pieces like the recent one from Joe Conason (July 15) which promote or promulgate blatant...

We’re Roswellites and that’s that

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I wholeheartedly agree with the letter from Michael Montgomery, published in the July 9 newspaper (letters to the editor). I was not born in Roswell but have lived here over 35 years, and have always considered myself a Roswellite. Every time I read that...

Use the Bible with accurate authority

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A letter to the editor on July 3 made some questionable statements about the Bible. The writer did not name his source for a statement that, until 151 A.D. Christians were not in the military. Can we believe that anyone could say with certainty that no...