Mailbag

Why is state Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-District 15, the primary sponsor for charter school expansion in the state legislature when he currently represents three AAA rated school districts (Kirkwood, Parkway and Rockwood)? Do we really need charter schools in our area?

From what I can see, Mr. Bob Oberst (March 8 Mailbag) has been fuming ever since he read the March 1 letter in the South County Times in which Stephen Cakouros criticized U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whose Green campaign has now reached the zany stage.

Here’s a novel idea for what will eventually be two competing plans for St. Louis’ city and county merger. The two opposing sides – Better Together and the Municipal League – can wave a white flag, call a truce, set aside their differences, bridge their divide and sit down to the table as ad…

Mr. Jack Hanewinkel Jr.’s letter in the March 1-7 edition (“Majority Should Rule In Presidential Elections) gives me serious doubts as to whether he really understands the nature of our form of government. Sadly, he is but one of millions of American citizens with the same misunderstanding.

This letter is in response to Mary Touzinsky’s March 8 letter. Our country has been a representative republic ever since the original Constitutional Convention in 1787. It has withstood the test of time for over 200 years. When Thomas Jefferson, the person largely credited with drafting the …

In response to the March 1 letter in the South County Times regarding “Majority Should Rule in Presidential Elections,” apparently Mr. Hanewinkle does not understand the history of the Electoral College or the reasons for its adoption. I will not discuss all the reasons here. That is what Go…

I am a 78-year-old senior resident of Brookwood subdivision in Fenton. I have lived there for nearly 50 years and have never bothered anyone. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’ve been a kindhearted, quiet, generous person helping others my whole life.

Beware! The wealthy and well-connected are trumpeting the benefits of Better Together! But they’re selling a pig in a poke to citizens of St. Louis City and County! The consolidation of the city, county and municipal police departments is one of the many pigs (no pun intended) in the poke be…

Missouri is one of a few states that still gets 80 percent of its electricity from coal. This reliance on coal creates unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions which fuel destructive global warming and harms the health of you and your neighbors.

The framers of the Constitution were very passionate about states rights. This includes the electoral college and for that matter the Senate itself. Should we eliminate the Senate, too? They did not want the country run by a concentrated majority in any one part of the country. The Federalis…