Letters

Birthday milestone

Editor, Mariposa’s oldest resident is about to have her 106th birthday! Helen Esther Saulman was born in Indiana on Dec. 30, 1912. She was widowed in the early 1930s and married Elbert Saulman in 1938. They moved to California in the late 1940s and raised their four children. Three more children soon arrived and the Saulmans moved to Mariposa in […]

Cox case exemplifies corruption

Editor, Following the Mariposa Gazette’s crystal clear review of the Cox case, it becomes more apparent that the remaining issues discussed during Judge Dana Walton’s hearing on Nov. 27 are a result of gross mismanagement by a few people on the county’s payroll whose actions over a two-year period should be reviewed in a subsequent court allowing for a jury […]

McClintock attacked unfairly

Editor, Your recent interview with Congressman Tom McClintock brought a response from Kasi Faulkins sneering at his slogan, “Freedom Works” as some sort of partisan battle cry and accusing him of rank partisanship. Those of us who attended his town halls last year saw with our own eyes the shouting, screaming, insulting and vulgar behavior of radicals on the left […]

Communication key in fires

Editor, After watching the events unfold during the Camp and Woolsey fires, I’m sure that I’m not the only person who thinks Mariposa dodged a bullet. Fires in Mariposa County the last couple years have been breathtakingly dangerous. Kudos and thanks to all of our firefighters and first responders. In Southern California, I belonged to a group called ETI (Equestrian […]

Writer wrong about McClintock

Editor, This is in response to Ben Leet’s criticism of Congressman McClintock. Ben Leet needs to take a closer look at what is driving our debt. Although Democrats predicted the tax cuts would widen the deficit, we now know that in fiscal year 2018, we took in more revenues than the prior year. That’s called economic growth, and the Republican […]

The true meaning of social justice

Editor, Our daughter works for a small, private university in Los Angeles. She heads a department and hires work/ study students to assist her in running that department. She is a serious and responsible department head and, yet, establishes a friendly and caring relationship with her employees. Her employees respect her and affectionately mirror the same concern for her. Many […]

Don’t sell soul to the devil

Editor, To: Rep. Tom McClintock, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kamala Harris. It is crucial today to restore America’s cache in the world and set an example of morality at home. To do that we cannot maintain normal diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, a country that butchered a problematic journalist in their own embassy, then attempted to cover up the truth, […]

Don’t undermine a legacy

Editor, When Donald Trump was elected president, sportsmen had high hopes that the president and his cabinet would commit to, in President Trump’s words, “honoring the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt.” As our 26th president, Roosevelt worked tirelessly to stop special interests from developing and privatizing our public lands and waters, conserving more than 230 million acres by establishing 150 national […]

Time to look at fire danger issue

Editor, I received an email from a good friend this morning. It said the person “… got this conversation going through her supervisor. I recall some of you discussing nearby properties with high fuel loads and owners not doing anything about it being an important issue to you. Given the horrifying events in Paradise and Santa Rosa, it is likely […]

A response to McClintock

Editor, The Gazette interviewed Congressman McClintock last week, and his remarks deserve a comment. He voiced concern about a “responsible budget,” yet he voted to cut taxes. As a result, the rate of growth of the national debt since January this year has tripled in comparison to 2017. Since January, 2018, the public debt is projected to expand by $1.295 […]


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