Letters to the Editor

Farm Bureau celebrates friends of agriculture

    We thank nurses, police, waiters and other service providers. We designate one week a year to Thank a Farmer. But we don’t often take the time to thank our political leaders who work hard to make life better for all of us. This week, Missouri Farm Bureau recognized 62 state representatives with its Friend of Agriculture Award. This is our way of saying “thank you” to these representatives.

Food pantry doing a wonderful job

    I want to commend Administrator Linda Plank and the volunteers at the Cuba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry for the well-organized and diligent work they do in distributing food to those in need. I had the privilege of working with them in June and was very impressed.

Don’t let the mob rule

    History is replete with examples of mob rule. Following the time of the Caesars, Rome was scourged by groups of citizens allowed to pillage when politicians thought it was to their advantage. During the “Reign of Terror” of the French Revolution many people were executed, oft times simply for having the misfortune of being related to royal blood. Likewise, Hitler used mob rule to intimidate his enemies on the pretense that they (in particular the Jews) were the cause of Germany’s problems. Now, our country has a group of poorly educated thugs trying to destabilize our society.

These are rough times

    It goes without saying that America is going through some rough times but there is a glimmer of hope. President Trump is telling us that American is fortunate in that the coronavirus has not reached America yet but if it does for us not to worry, he will stop it.