Letter to the editor: Most Pipeline jobs only temporary

The Jan. 25 editorial about the Trans-Canada pipeline headlined “Pipeline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs” uses the conservative mantra — facts be damned to defend the status quo. The editorial states with today’s technology leaks are unlikely; that should make the Gulf Coast residents feel better. Professor John Stansbury, University of Nebraska, said that […]

Letter to the editor: Finance system business of government

Dwayne Andreas, chairman of Archer Daniels Midland, told Mother Jones: “There isn’t one grain of anything in the world that is sold in a free market. Not one! The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians.” The government in our country is deeply involved in shaping the market in […]

Letter to the editor: Film promotes positive value

I would like to take a moment and thank our local movie theater for showing the film “Courageous” this week. My family and I were able to see it Saturday and found it a very moving and inspiring story, and would like to encourage other members of our community to take time to see this […]

Letter to the editor: Limiting government caused state of economy

The Sept. 14 editorial “Government can’t create jobs by spending” is a continuation of “government is bad” ideology. The article blames Keynesian economics for the situation we are in. That is contradictory to what mainstream economists, financial experts and investigative journalists have concurred. The evidence overwhelmingly points to no controls over new financial products, weakening […]

Letter to the editor: Cutting spending not way to go

The editorial, “Government needs more cuts to survive crisis,” is something akin to what doctors formerly practiced — bleeding a patient. Both accomplishes the same thing; worsening the condition it is supposed to cure. Government cutting spending will increase unemployment, which will decrease spending by the public, resulting in lower tax receipts, more government spending […]

Commissioners talk bank building purchase

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Russell Anglin After returning from executive session at their regular Thursday night meeting, Tucumcari city commissioners voted unanimously to send a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the Wells Fargo building on South First Street. Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca said the building would cost $1 million. “There is an opportunity to look at property […]

Letter to the editor: Market and government intertwine

The March 2 editorial in the Quay County Sun dwelled on the ‘evils’ of ‘guvmint’ and worshipped the ‘god’ of ‘free market’ and small government.’ “Free market” is a fantasy that never existed. To Quote “Winner-Take-All Politics,” “The libertarian vision of a night-watchman state gently policing an unfettered free market is a philosophical concept not […]

Letter reunites teacher, pupil

Lynn Moncus Earlier this month, a former student sent an e-mail to Quay County Sun in an effort to contact her English teacher. Joyce Vines Fisler did not realize that teacher is totally illiterate in the internet world but hoped someone at the newspaper office would know how to reach me. Fortunately, that e-mail was […]

Letter to the editor: Marriage laws protect morality

Regarding Russell Anglin’s Jan. 12 column on gay marriage that a constitutional amendment defined marriage in the traditional sense was contrary to “our freedom as individuals,” and an attempt to “legislate morality” and create a “second-class citizenry”: I respectfully disagree. Morality is the basis of all legislation and law; whether it is the codified condemnation […]

Phony letter concerning local schools debunked

Russell Anglin A New Mexico Public Education Department spokesman said a form letter sent under a New Mexico Family/Parent Involvement Advisory Council letterhead to school superintendents and media outlets including the Quay County Sun was fabricated.“The letter is a fake,” said Beverly Friedman, NMPED Public Information Officer.