Letters to the Editor

Letter: Your convictions, ideas do matter; don’t be silenced

Editor, Censorship is an act of cowardice. The censor is the playground bully. The censor is the abusive spouse. Silencing an opposing voice is an… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021

Letter: ‘A few hoodlums’ at the Capitol Jan. 6. Really?

Editor, In contrast to Fred Wilferth, on Jan. 20 I took my flag out and flew it proudly, hoping the nightmare was over with the… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: Don’t allow developers to be only voice in growth

Editor, I read that one of the oldest native madrona trees on the north end is being cleared for a McDonald’s expansion. Maybe just one… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: Edit letters for brevity, decency and frequency

Editor, As a subscriber, I am writing to ask you to please edit your letters to the editor. I subscribe to the local paper so… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: I Support the Girls sets ambitious goal for 2021

Ediwtor, We the volunteers of I Support the Girls Whidbey Island welcome 2021 with renewed hope, new beginnings and a brighter future. Thanks to your… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: Sad to read about removal of Oak Harbor madrona

Editor, I was disheartened to learn of the planned removal of the madrona tree in Oak Harbor to make way for the McDonald’s expansion. It… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: ‘I wear my mask to protect you, Fred’

Editor, In response to Fred Wilferth‘s Jan. 15 letter to the editor whining about the public health requirement that citizens wear masks when entering indoor… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Biden mistaken if he thinks he has a handle on dissent

Editor, Today I will take down my American flag, fold it and place it somewhere safe for it is no longer the symbol of freedom.… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: County commissioners responsible for safety of its residents

Editor, Navy jets often fly so low they risk crashing into homes, trees, and embankments causing dis aster to residents and pilots. The Island County… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Find a safe alternative to returning to classes

Editor, If we as parents didn’t know what social-emotional learning was before the pandemic, we do now. It’s become fairly evident just how much our… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: How are vandalism, assault, homicide acts of patriotism?

Editor, The horrific events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6 were not merely an embarrassing stain, but also an irreparable tear in… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: If you see Gretchen, be sure to thank her

Editor, Change can be difficult. Change and transitions happen in our lives. We at Whidbey Children’s Theater have had to change and transition over this… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Individual rights don’t take precedence over the group

Editor, Some facts need to be stated in response to the letter to the editor, “Bristles at wearing a mask.” Under the 10th and 14th… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Interpreting Trump’s speech as incitement is shortsighted

Editor, The impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection,” which leans on the wording in Trump’s “Save America March” speech, is a shortsighted overreach that threatens… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: More important tasks than humoring Trump lie ahead

Editor, This is in response to the very articulate letter to the editor by Clarann Haney in last Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times regarding the Republican response… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Will be glad when roller coaster of corruption is over

Editor, Trump’s petulance knows no bounds. He took his toys and went home, leaving the country in a lurch. He did not get his way… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Crimes are crimes, no matter the motivation

Editor, The horrific events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol Jan. 6 were not merely an embarrassing “stain” but an irreparable “tear” in the sacred… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Don’t recall seeing left-wing effort to change election

Editor, In reference to Frederich Wilferth’s letter equating the insurrection of Jan. 6 to protests over the summer, I don’t recall any left-wing attempts to… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Evangelical support of Trump has damaged Christianity

Editor, Now is the time for those white evangelicals who voted for Donald Trump, especially the second time around, to repent and return to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Happy to see conservative letters in Jan. 13 edition

Editor, I agree with the thoughtful Jan. 13 letters to the editor written by Frederich Wilferth and Clairann Haney and am delighted that they were… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021