Letters to the Editor

Dickson brings sense of ‘community’ to council | Letter to the Editor

As many of you know, my husband and I have been in business for 50 years in this community. I like to think “community” is still a big part of why we choose to work and/or live here.

  • Oct 9, 2015

City needs Dickson’s passion, business sense | Letter to the Editor

I don’t get involved nor want to know all of the political issues in Enumclaw. I do watch, listen and look around Enumclaw to see what is being done to make it better.

  • Oct 9, 2015

What the problem is with fireworks | Letter to the Editor

What’s the problem with fireworks? It’s 2 a.m. and the fireworks are still going off. The Fourth of July was over a week ago. What can be done to stop the noise? That’s the problem.

What the problem is with fireworks | Letter to the Editor

What’s the problem with fireworks? It’s 2 a.m. and the fireworks are still going off. The Fourth of July was over a week ago. What can be done to stop the noise? That’s the problem.

  • Sep 17, 2015

Remember words: love the sinner, hate the sin | Letters to the Editor

Yes, it is a mistake to assume all Christians in the USA and the world are really Christians. I will agree with M. Thornton of Enumclaw (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 19). You know, according to the Pew poll there are about 168 million Christians, give or take. But about half may be Christian in name only, just as your 33,000 different denominations are.

Remember words: love the sinner, hate the sin | Letters to the Editor

Yes, it is a mistake to assume all Christians in the USA and the world are really Christians. I will agree with M. Thornton of Enumclaw (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 19).

  • Sep 10, 2015

Compromise: you pray for me, I’ll pray for you | Letter to the Editor

I have never stated or implied that all in the U.S. are Christian; a majority are probably not (Biblically speaking). The term “Christian,” unless defined, can mean or be tagged to anything. Example: “The Holy Order of the Christian Slug” – an extreme example I know, but one that might catch on in the Northwest.

Compromise: you pray for me, I’ll pray for you | Letter to the Editor

I have never stated or implied that all in the U.S. are Christian; a majority are probably not (Biblically speaking). The term “Christian,” unless defined, can mean or be tagged to anything. Example: “The Holy Order of the Christian Slug” – an extreme example I know, but one that might catch on in the Northwest.

  • Aug 28, 2015

It’s a mistake to assume all in U.S. are Christians | Letter to the Editor

If I remember my Sunday School correctly and something you seem to want to cherry pick, is that “pesky” 11th Commandment. Also that annoying speaking for God thing being outside the historical and Biblical definition of Christianity. I would also remind you of our fifth-grade history lesson about the irritating First Amendment of the Bill Of Rights which affords Americans to worship or not the way they see fit.

It’s a mistake to assume all in U.S. are Christians | Letter to the Editor

If I remember my Sunday School correctly and something you seem to want to cherry pick, is that “pesky” 11th Commandment. Also that annoying speaking for God thing being outside the historical and Biblical definition of Christianity. I would also remind you of our fifth-grade history lesson about the irritating First Amendment of the Bill Of Rights which affords Americans to worship or not the way they see fit.

  • Aug 21, 2015

If governor thinks his idea is sound, let people decide | Letter to the Editor

The legislature struggled making decisions in a timely manner thereby requiring multiple sessions. Amazingly, they didn’t suffer too much angst over their 11 percent pay increase while struggling to raise the teachers’ pay; new teachers would gladly work for the $40,000-plus the legislators receive.

Takes issue with column in support of gay marriage | Letter to the Editor

Culture war’s come to the Plateau. Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “societies definition of marriage is changing.” Jesus made this clear in his discourse on marriage and divorce. “In the beginning,” he says, man and women – male and female. I have a strong suspicion Mr. Still has read too much Rob Bell and not enough Jesus Christ.

  • Aug 13, 2015

If governor thinks his idea is sound, let people decide | Letter to the Editor

The legislature struggled making decisions in a timely manner thereby requiring multiple sessions. Amazingly, they didn’t suffer too much angst over their 11 percent pay increase while struggling to raise the teachers’ pay; new teachers would gladly work for the $40,000-plus the legislators receive.

  • Aug 13, 2015

Takes issue with column in support of gay marriage | Letter to the Editor

Culture war’s come to the Plateau. Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “societies definition of marriage is changing.” Jesus made this clear in his discourse on marriage and divorce. “In the beginning,” he says, man and women – male and female. I have a strong suspicion Mr. Still has read too much Rob Bell and not enough Jesus Christ.

Wealth is created when government provides the proper conditions | Letter to the Editor

I was saddened to read the “almost amused” attack on Rich Elfers and his recent column on business and government. It was typical of the extreme conservative view that wealth is the end all and be all of this country or our existence. It was saddening to see a defense of child labor and 14- to 16-hour work days.

Wealth is created when government provides the proper conditions | Letter to the Editor

I was saddened to read the “almost amused” attack on Rich Elfers and his recent column on business and government. It was typical of the extreme conservative view that wealth is the end all and be all of this country or our existence. It was saddening to see a defense of child labor and 14- to 16-hour work days.

  • Aug 13, 2015

Disagrees with take on government, business | Letter to the Editor

I read with almost amusement the writings of Richard Elfers and his analysis of big government vs. big business. If Mr. Elfers would do us all the favor of developing a basic understanding of economics, we would all be better served. Perhaps his first lesson should be the teachings of Adam Smith and a reading of the “Wealth of Nations.”

Disagrees with take on government, business | Letter to the Editor

I read with almost amusement the writings of Richard Elfers and his analysis of big government vs. big business. If Mr. Elfers would do us all the favor of developing a basic understanding of economics, we would all be better served. Perhaps his first lesson should be the teachings of Adam Smith and a reading of the “Wealth of Nations.”

  • Jul 30, 2015

Expanding trail would better serve Tait legacy | Letter to the Editor

I read the story (Courier-Herald, July 7) about Dr. Tait and his legacy, which is the Foothills Trail. I think it is admirable that the group wants to honor him; the trail is a fantastic way to get exercise and spend some time in nature.

  • Jul 23, 2015

Disappointed that papers haven’t joined in fight | Letter to the Editor

Rich Elfers nailed the I.S. problem by citing the historical facts about the World War 1-created nation states. In “Future Jihad,” Walid Phares warned us about the rise of a caliphate and Osama skillfully snookered the U.S. into his hands with the 9/11 attacks. (The first World Trade Towers attack didn’t “take” but now we’re in our longest war ever with the “GWOT.”)

  • Jul 18, 2015