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Letters to the Editor: Regarding Walter Williams

I read your article “The wisdom of Dr. Williams” and I want to thank you for choosing Dr. Williams as a follow up to Mr. Thomas Sowell. I have so much respect for both men and feel so blessed to have wonderful articles to read. I look forward to receiving your publication every month to read Dr. Williams’ articles.

Peggy Langdon

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On returning from the store, my wife and I discovered our puppy had all but shredded our copy of Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. I picked it up, quickly checked and was relieved to see that Dr. Walter Williams column was frayed but readable.

I enjoy your publication and appreciate that you do not dive into the political hot spots. The Lord knows, one side attacks Trump but sees no harm done by those such as Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe, etc.

The columns by Dr. Williams hit to the heart of concerns we all have in this time and for the future. This week’s column, titled “What they will learn in college” is a perfect example. While stating truths that we all might fear, Dr. Williams always presents his concerns and states proper reasoning or supporting backup for those concerns. Always!

Cudos [the spelling is mine] to you and your publication for including this man’s column! I look forward to each issue and his wisdom.

J. D. Mitchell

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Mr. Borsch writes that what this publication needs is fewer politics in favor of community news, with specific reference to Walter Williams’s column. Without being argumentative, I’d suggest that if more politicians of any party exhibited the common sense with which Mr. Williams writes, we’d have fewer problems in this world.

Bob Arnold

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I really enjoyed the Walter E. Williams’ column, “What will they learn at college” article. I totally agree with his advice in the last paragraph. So surprised to see that your news magazine would include his work. He is such a good common sense writer.

I will be sure to look for Mid Rivers Newsmagazine as I visit the St. Peter’s Rec Plex each week.

I also enjoyed other news items in your magazine. As a St. Charles County resident, thanks for your good work.

Glenn Trentham

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First off I enjoy your Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. I read your Aug. 7 editorial “The Wisdom of Dr. Williams” and was surprised to hear you actually get calls on why in the world you run his column.

I am a 65-year-old white male and I lean conservative, but Dr. Williams columns are so brilliant, balanced, fair and informative that I cannot think why in the world people can disagree with his thinking so much.

I always try to put myself into other people’s shoes, and I can see where there may be a little disagreement but to the degree where someone would be willing to call you is unbelievable. We have to lift people up and help them get better. However, with the allure of easy money by selling drugs – so permeated in some inner city neighborhoods – you’re always going to have crime, etc. Stopping the harder drugs and the country’s insatiable demand for them is society’s impossible struggle. Our demand is doing great damage as never seen before. I believe a good solution is policies that create decent jobs for the poorest of us and lift people up. Also, helping to bring back the importance of the family unit, a mom and dad helping their children together, would even do more.

So I think Dr. Williams columns are brilliant and I would not read your newsmagazine if you did not have him. Balance columns is what we need in this day and age. Thanks!

Ken Phelan

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