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Praise for defeat of anti-clean water amendment

By Dave Chadwick, Executive Director, Montana Wildlife Federation   Last week the US Senate narrowly defeated an amendment to block efforts by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers to clarify the Clean Water Act. The amendment, by Senator John Hoeven (North Dakota), would prevent the EPA from implementing the…

Letters to the Editor

Russ is wrong

In reading Gregory Russ’ letter this week what stood out to me was that, while he went into great depth reminding “We the People” of the First Amendment and our Constitutional obligations, he said nothing about the Muslim refugees willingness to accept and abide by it. All legal immigrants into this country are required to…

Living in terror

The truth about Islam and Muslim appeasement! So once again, Muslims kill. This time Belgium. Wow, there’s a surprise, NOT! Our Muslim president aka Barack “Hussein” Obama, visiting communist Cuba, can’t spend more than a minute or two talking about terrorism but of course not saying Islamic terrorist so he won’t upset his Muslim family….

Habitat Montana benefits agriculture and hunters

Montana’s incredibly popular Habitat Montana program is a favorite target of state lawmakers because it allows the state to purchase land for wildlife through a fund that hunters pay into. What’s often left out of the conversation is the contribution that Habitat Montana makes to traditional farm and ranch operations. Habitat Montana primarily funds conservation…

Obama’s failures

While Democratic presidential candidates argue which is better, to be a corrupt criminal who allowed United States secrets to be sent over an unsecured email server and to engage in being a traitor to the country or to be a socialist who has no idea of the costs involved in trying to give away free…

Reviewing the Bill of Rights

Recently we have heard from some of the citizens of our country and even from some of the people who are supposed to administer our government certain things that go against exactly what the founders of our country and our system of government laid out. I would like to remind people of the Bill of…

Turned away from talk

I came to hear the speaker on Wednesday night at the Darby Library and arrived early to do so. I arrived prior to 5:30 p.m. and was turned away with the explanation that there were no more seats available. While standing there, several people came and were let in. I asked why and was told…

Praise for commissioners’ action

We the people have legitimate security concerns with refugee resettlement. These concerns are not derived from fear, xenophobia, or prejudice, they are based on good old common sense and actuality. Our future is contingent on sensible measures and preventative actions such as the Ravalli and Flathead County Commissioners have embraced. I applaud their realism, courage…

Coal in trouble

The good people of Colstrip, Montana are frightened. They, like everyone, can see that the coal industry is in serious trouble worldwide. That the product this industry sells is harmful, obsolete and soon to be replaced altogether. So the last thing they need is craven politicians, from both sides of the aisle, pointing to scapegoats…

Re: ‘Outta here!’

I am writing to commend you on the publication of “Outta here!” among the letters to the editor published in the March 9 issue of the Bitterroot Star. I also commend you because you may allow this rather long comment to be published even though its contents may not sit too well with some of…

All kinds of free speech

This is in response to “Bitterrooters mostly good” (Star Letters 3/9). Since when is free speech limited to your guidelines! Free speech is just that, free speech, whether it’s hateful or not. It seems to me you only want others to agree with you and then only do you and your kind consider it free…