The Letter to the Editor section of the Feb. 17 edition was quite interesting with the attempt to label and personalize individuals beliefs and actions. I’ve found something quite different when conversing with people. They are unique in their thoughts. Actions taken by them might be the result of the choices they are asked to make. An example would be the choices for public office. How many times do we find the perfect candidate? So we make tradeoffs and hope that things turn out for the better.
We have the same choices in what we choose to read, except in most cases, the authors are known for their specialties. When writing becomes to repetitive there is a good chance readers will make the choice to go elsewhere. The Opinion page of the Courier-Herald is fast approaching that stage. The Letter to the Editor section is the most interesting part of the paper for it for its variety of views. There is no variety among your columnists.
I grew up in a community like Enumclaw. They are all over the Midwest. The values I have today are not much different than what I was taught by my immigrant grandparents. Hard work never killed anyone, spend your money wisely, be tolerant of others and keep your nose out of other’s business. Much like the Ten Commandments say one should live by. I believe many of your readers subscribe to that philosophy. Having talked to many of them they would like more variety on the Opinion page.