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Your Views: 'This Land Is Your Land' should be new national anthem

The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a war song. The flag code does not cause anyone to be punished, especially civilians. They did not have a flag code until 1923. They changed the flag code in 1990, stating that civilians do not have to comply. ...

Your Views: Informal review of Freitag should be postponed

I am concerned about all this animosity between some council members towards City Manager Mark Freitag. I reread several articles from the Gazette from 2015 and 2016 regarding Mr. Freitag's review process and proposals by some of the council members....

Your Views: Anderson lacks life experience

As a recent Democratic candidate for the 31st Assembly District, I have a good insight into both the candidates for the November election.

Clinton Anderson is a young man without any life experience. His agenda is self-serving. He wants to push ...

Your Views: Second Amendment vital for protecting our rights

Those who want a gun-free America do not realize the terror that would ensue by the powerful globalists. The real agenda behind gun control is not to control guns, but to control us! They want registration so they can confiscate, and they want...

Your Views: To Evansville residents: vote ‘yes’ on library referendum

On the Nov. 8 ballot, not only will there be the normal local, state and presidential elections but also two questions regarding the expansion of the Eager Free Public Library—one to finance the city's portion of the project over 10 years and...

Your Views: Sick of Ryan putting party over principle

I wish the families of the victims of illegal immigrants would continue to camp in front of Rep. Paul Ryans' residence until Ryan stands up to his responsibilities. The whiners who contend that it is tasteless have no regard for the torment these...

Your Views: Walker follows Koch brothers’ agenda

Gov. Scott Walker has certainly done his part to advance the Koch brothers call for lower corporate taxes, less corporate regulation, restrictive management of elections, less oversight of industry (particularly in environmental areas) and more...

Your Views: Brain injuries can happen to anyone

Thank you for publishing the important article, “Fists, not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults” (Aug. 28, page C5). Having seen the damage even a mild brain injury can do to a person, women in domestic violence situations...

Your Views: Chimney swifts have a home in Janesville

At a time when birds are under stress because of habitat loss, chimney swifts are struggling because many chimneys are capped or removed. We are fortunate that they still have places to gather and roost here in Janesville before their long trip to...

Your Views: Ordinance needed to address overspray

I would appreciate your help in making folks aware of a problem that plagues more than a few residents—that of painter's overspray during the temperate months. Commercial painters often use high-pressure paint spray guns to get through jobs...