My sincere thanks for your coverage of the passing of George McGovern, a true American hero, in your Oct. 23 editorial “Legacy of Decency.”
Those who had the good fortune to meet Mr. McGovern in his many visits to Toledo, as I did, would agree, as you wrote: “‘His fairness, compassion, civility, and work as a humanitarian — not a failed presidential run — constitute his enduring legacy.”
It has been my hope that we would find more political leaders with his good qualities, but our most recent political campaigns have not been encouraging. Nonetheless, I believe he would discourage us from losing hope that the essential America and its liberal tradition will prevail.
Coven article an offense to faith
How could you possibly declare that Halloween is a religious holiday (“Coven to mark Samhain with local witches ball,” For Wiccans, Oct. 31 launches new year,” Oct. 27)? Covens, Wiccans, and witches worship Satan. If you wanted to run this article, couldn’t you have put it somewhere other than the Religion page?
That article likely offended people who are Catholic, Islamic, Buddhist, Protestant, and the like. I am so tired of your liberal and biased articles that I will be canceling my subscription. I pray other people of faith will do the same.
Job outsourcing hurts America
China’s economy is growing because American corporations are either relocating to China because of business opportunities or shipping their manufacturing jobs there because of cheap labor.
Americans should understand that it is the American corporations supported by congressional Republicans who are responsible for the transfer of American jobs to these foreign countries.
America was a “corpocracy” instead of a democracy long before the U.S. Supreme Court decided that corporations were individuals and could do anything that individuals could do.
Americans should start reading newspapers and listening to unbiased broadcasts so that they can be informed of this reality.
ALICE ROBIE RESNICK
Editor’s note: The writer is a retired Ohio Supreme Court justice.
Thanks to those who donate food
There are some places that donate unused food at the end of the business day to feed-the-poor outreach programs. That food fills many stomachs that otherwise would go empty.
Why would anyone throw away good food rather than help feed the hungry? Some programs would come to your door and pick up this food if it were donated. How does anyone throw away food day after day into the Dumpster and still sleep at night? The hungry would haunt my dreams.