Letters to the Editor

Letters from July 25, 2007

Letters on letters

Heard this one before

My Oh My, Mr. Richard Brown doth protest to much, methinks (apologies to Bill Shakespeare).

It seems Richard isn’t happy with writing just one letter to the editor oh no he’s got to cover all of Kitsap County by writing to both The Kitsap Sun (7/19) and The Central Kitsap Reporter (7/21) with the same TIRED RANT.

I didn’t check the other papers in the area but I’m sure I’ll find it in the Little Nickel next.

Seems Richard is all bent out of shape because Commissioner Josh Brown is doing his job and not sitting behind his desk with his feet up.

Hey Richard, the election was over a long time ago, you lost now get over it. If you still think he’s breaking SOME IMAGINED law, file a lawsuit and put your money where your mouth is.

Now I’ve really got to go, there are some other papers I need to send this to. Where is that Little Nickel address again?

MICK HORAN

Bremerton

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Where are the values?

I saw with horror the picture of the paramilitary SWAT team portrayed proudly over the headline about preventing a school’s worst nightmare (CK Reporter, July 21). It’s the government’s answer to children who have no values. They respond with guns. The government and special interest groups, working through liberal courts have stripped prayer from school and the ten commandments. They banished corporal punishment and limited parent’s ability to punish. The government condones pornography on the Internet and violence and sex on TV in the name of free speech. Dr. Spock told us not to spank our kids so there are few consequences to bad behavior. The ACLU has fought everyday for the last 35 years to eliminate our founding principles and value in the supposed name of civil liberties, aka no values. Now we need paramilitary organizations at the ready to prevent a nightmare? They call this response “prevention?” I don’t think so. Prevention begins with well-mannered children taught by their parents to behave. It begins with turning off the TV and restricting their access to the Internet and to violent games and music. It begins with parents demanding good values and upbringing and appropriate punishment so that children know their limits FROM EVERY SEGMENT OF SOCIETY. I don’t blame Sheriff Boyer, he’s a politician who only does what people want to make sure that he has a job. It’s the parents of the generation who failed to hold the line on these values. It’s the parents who succumbed to decaying morals and turned to materialism, neglecting to give their kids the grounding they needed, ceding authority to the government. Now are you surprised that we need military force in our schools? Whose fault is it? Look in the mirror.

DAVID HATZENBUEHLER

Silverdale

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