Letters to the Editor

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  1. We need to know our history

    Referring to Items Nos. 1 and 2 in April 11's 10 Things You Need to Know: No wonder that racism is so widespread in our country! The lack of knowledge about Lincoln and the Civil War, and courses offered by colleges is astounding!...

  2. Delta smelt steals our water

    We, the "city water users," have been put on notice that it is necessary that we cut water consumption by 35 percent. Certainly, if the supply of an essential resource is threatened, conservation is absolutely necessary. In California,...

  3. Prisoner's sex change on us?

    I just read about the "transgender" male wanting to become a woman with taxpayer dollars. I thought that criminals lose all of their rights when they commit a crime and are put in prison? I understand treating cancer or diabetes is one...

  4. Republicans are impotent

    I have struggled to understand how I feel about what has been done by the Republican Party these past few weeks. It is seldom that I come across a simple word that is descriptive of my feeling toward a complicated subject. In this...

  5. I gladly pay my taxes

    Today is a day of reflection as I proudly write out checks to the federal and state governments for what they have provided me in my life. Being educated in the public school system (K-12, college) has provided me with a wealth of...

  6. Commander in chief is MIA

    This past Friday, the victims of the Fort Hood massacre were finally awarded their well-deserved Purple Hearts for the actions they undertook during this terrorist attack that occurred in 2009. Missing to honor these American heroes was...

  7. Hillary's elitism

    If you or I, or any government official were to compromise National Security by circumventing national security rules on classified information, we would be in the process of being prosecuted and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars...

  8. Hillary's email mess will show up in voting booth

    Hillary Clinton has a huge problem that she failed to address on March 10 at the United Nations. Hillary gave up her right to keep her emails from public scrutiny when she comingled her personal emails with government unclassified and...

  9. Film 'Killing Jesus' was just OK

    I know that Bill O'Reilly and others invested a lot of time, money and research into the much-hyped "Killing Jesus" book and movie. But after watching the movie on Good Friday, my first thought was, "Huh?" Cinematography was good, Biblical...

  10. Sewer rate increase sneaky

    I hope that property owners in Kern County will contact the Kern Sanitation Authority, 2700 M. St., Suite 500, Bakersfield 93307, to oppose the new proposed increase in sewer service charges. The increase for the first year is reasonable...

  11. Use allotted water how you want

    Bakersfield City Manager Alan Tandy is quoted as saying that our climate should be factored into how much Bakersfield needs to cut back on water usage. I disagree. There is only so much water available to the people of California. Each...

  12. More water, not faster trains

    Not only is high-speed rail more than likely to become a financial albatross around the neck of California taxpayers, but it's tied to a much more serious problem confronting California than moving people on a bullet train. We don't have...

  13. Make energy plants price-competitive

    Building more biomass plants is a great idea but the state shouldn't pay for them ("Farmers back bill to subsidize biomass plants," April 6). The best way to encourage renewable energy production is not for the government to pick winners...


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