I write to set the record straight

Just the facts, please

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Thumbs up to George Terhaar and Brian DiNielli for their really great, well-written and thoughtful letters. I found them very reasonable and well thought out and informative.

It has been commented upon, how the Courier-Herald has given me so much space to publish my letters. However, I find it very interesting that I get 500 words, just like everybody else, that wants to write. When I do write, there are articles each week where I point out the things that, in my opinion, are incorrect.

What motivated me to write in the first place, is that I keep being told things that did not sound right. So, I wanted to dig up the facts and set the record straight.

The news says, “White cops are going around killing poor unarmed Black children.” When liberals were asked in a study how many a year they thought were killed, they estimated between 500 up to a 1,000 a year. The national average was 24.

But when I listen carefully to the news, they never report on a Black cop killing an unarmed Black person.

The news says “AR-15’s/Assault Rifles are the cause of all of the gun violence in America.” Then I find that out of the 14,000 average gun shootings a year, AR-15 rifles only account for a couple incidents a year.

The news says, “Any talk about Hunter Biden and his laptop is false, disinformation, and Russian propaganda.” Then I discover that the FBI was looking into the laptop back in August 2019, several people have seen what is inside, Hunter admits he had it, and the contents are pretty damning.

The news says, “Any talk about COVID coming from a lab is an outright lie and science proves that it didn’t.” Oops, now it is discovered that all those scientists that have been saying it looked engineered and the most likely source is the lab, might have been right.

All I am saying is that the facts matter. Saying something repeatedly, without the facts to back it up, does not make it true.

If you disagree with the “narrative”, the media tries and cancel you, shut you up, and make you go away.

However, if I was helping you paint a fence, or during a family dinner, or sharing an office space, the fact of whether you believe in God, or believe that America is racist, does not have to enter into it. We can still be friends or partners at work, without having to cancel each other. It is called opinions.

As mentioned before, the First Amendment of the Constitution has to do with the ability to have free speech, to believe or not believe what you want. And I will use my Second Amendment right to defend your right to believe what you want. That is what America is about.

David Cannon

Enumclaw


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