Letter: When was ‘united’ removed from United States of America?


Recent editions of the Whidbey News-Times reported that Oak Harbor City Council members chose to spend public funds which they may have just found in their respective mailboxes by accident.

First mystery to appear on this public stage. If I’ve missed the solution, I apologize. Time travel can be tiring.

Good public elected office holders, which they appear to be, chose to spend the money to help them better understand the community which they serve. That alone should cost a head or two, yet no one questions?

Why have none of the citizens served by this council asked why ?

Maybe recently published letters provide some insight.

At least three, if not possibly four, writers appear to offer embroidered red-ball hat repair/recycling services while nightly news reports daily the escalating COVID-19 casualty count.

This nation has not lost its soul, but way too many of its citizens value self over their neighbors while weeding gardens of apathy and ignorance.

When was “united” removed from these once United States of America?

Thomas Strang


More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: What value is our freedom, citizenship, if unprotected?

Editor, Back in the 1970s, in a border state where party registration… Continue reading

Letter: Programs not socialism, won’t lead to serfdom

Editor, I read many letters warning about the dangers of socialism. It… Continue reading

Letter: Paris Accord is a dismal failure that gives false hope

Editor, I enjoyed reading Robert Boenish’s letter to the editor where Bob… Continue reading

Letter: Libaries are using funding wisely during difficult time

Editor, I will leave it to others to respond to Kurt Vieke… Continue reading

Letter: Greenbank Farm needs your support for maintenance, open spaces

Editor, Our island is extremely fortunate to have the Greenbank Farm open… Continue reading

Letter: Electromagnetic radiation has hidden health hazards

Editor, Having tuned into the Langley City Council meeting on Nov. 16… Continue reading

Letter: Updates to the state Growth Management Act needed

Editor, It’s the time of the year when we consider what we’re… Continue reading

Letter: Biden should rehire fired director of Cybersecurity, Infrastructure

Editor, Add the name of Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and… Continue reading

Letter: Hold the criticism of Biden till he has had time to do job

Editor, All politicians have something in common — they like the spotlight… Continue reading

Most Read