Need to elect Democrats to U.S. House, Senate


For graying baby boomers like me, Nov. 6 this a second chance to answer the call of history. Just as some of us did in the 60s, we can choose to merely observe current events unfold, or step-up and make a positive difference. With congressional midterm elections less than eight months away, we need to act now if we hope to influence the outcome.

I am personally moved to action by a sense of urgency that’s born of fear about what our corrupt and incompetent president may do next. I’m a Vietnam veteran, and occasionally visit the VA hospital in Seattle. As soon as I cross the hospital’s threshold, I come face-to-face with a photo of the “commander in chief.”

Pictures of that draft-dodger are routinely displayed in all federal office buildings. When I see that ridiculous image of Trump, posing like a two-bit Mussolini, I’m still incredulous that he could actually be our president. And that realization always stuns me, like a slap in the face.

To their everlasting shame, Trump’s regime is enabled by a cravenly self-serving Republican Congress. Clearly, his ability to imperil our country must be constrained. You and I know that to do this we need to elect a Democratic majority in one or both houses of Congress this year.

Want to be part of the solution? I’ve found ways for responsible blue-state elders like you and me to take action that can make a positive difference, and I’m glad to share what I’ve learned. Email me:

Steve Burr


More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol kept an eye on residence

Editor, Thank you, to the Island County Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol for watching… Continue reading

Letter: Paper’s editorial about FOI states what needed said

Editor, Thanks so much for putting in print what needed to be… Continue reading

Letter: Navy should reconsider increased use of OLF

Editor, I fear for the safety of my family. I am a… Continue reading

Letter: Navy should reconsider increased use of OLF

Editor, I’d like to thank our legislature, and our House Representative Dave… Continue reading

Letter: Pride picnic held on South Whidbey a family affair

Editor, On the Island Life page of the July 13 edition of… Continue reading

Letter: Ask leaders to support bill for early-onset Alzheimer’s

Editor, There’s a bill coming up in Congress to assist the 200,000… Continue reading

Letter: It’s easy for an outsider to criticize Growler victims

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter in the South… Continue reading

Letter: What is climate change? The weather is changing

Editor, A response Mr. Gunther’s editorial question of June 26. I have… Continue reading

Letter: Sign stealers are not accomplishing anything

Editor, It has come to my attention that small fractions of Americans… Continue reading

Most Read