Readers Write (Sept. 7): School safety, dogs, workers, Japan, presidential election, Syria, orchestra

  • Updated: September 7, 2013 - 6:46 AM

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As we march toward war, let’s reconsider

Thank you, Herbert W. Chilstrom, for saying so eloquently what I feel in my heart (“Two boys left to fight it out: A parable about conflict,” Sept. 4). The war drums are beating, people. All together now: No more wars!

BERTA MAASS, Stillwater

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Doesn’t anyone remember the term “ground troops?” Or has it become absolutely mandatory to instead use the phrase “boots on the ground?”

MATTHEW ZERBY, Minneapolis

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Gun and gun lobbyists are the real problem

It was with sadness and a sense of irony that I read about our schools being turned into fortresses (“More armed security at schools after Newtown,” Aug. 24). In the name of “freedom,” gun lobbyists refuse to accept any limitations on their “right to bear arms,” resulting in our children needing to be locked up to be protected. I can’t imagine how that affects children each day to be presented with evidence that they aren’t safe in their own schools.

PAT LAYTON, Golden Valley

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A tale of two partisan commentaries on work

The Labor Day commentaries by Joe Selvaggio (“It just takes effort? Don’t kid yourself”) and Annette Meeks (“It’s been a good year for unions — too good”) highlighted problems with partisan commentary.

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