Letters to the Editor

Boycott of Arizona is wrong approach

Editor’s note: the following letter was addressed to members of the Seattle City Council.

  • May 24, 2010

Columnist missed facts in immigration argument

In the May 12 edition of The Courier-Herald, Brian Beckley made an argument opposing the Arizona immigration law.

  • May 24, 2010

View on Arizona law brought reader to tears

Editor’s note: The following is in response to Brian Beckley’s “Our Corner” column of May 12.

  • May 24, 2010

Thank you for writing column

Editor’s note: The following is in response to Brian Beckley’s “Our Corner” column of May 12.I want to thank you for the article, “Freedom for… Continue reading

Does writer really think all should be allowed in?

I’m beginning to think Courier-Herald staff writers simply make up things to write about that will cause the most activity in the pages of Views.Let… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2010

States must take action where the feds failed

Regarding Brian Beckley’s May 12 column “Freedom for all, all who are here,” it seems Beckley is of the “open borders” mentality which argues everyone… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2010

Sumner pool means a lot to families in community

I am very saddened to hear that there is a great possibility that the pool will be closing at the end of summer.My son has… Continue reading

States must take action to address illegals

Regarding Brian Beckley’s May 12 column “Freedom for all, all who are here,” it seems Beckley is of the “open borders” mentality which argues everyone… Continue reading

Liberty and freedom are not the same thing

In the May 12 edition of The Courier-Herald, Brian Beckley made an argument opposing the Arizona immigration law. It became clear, as I read his… Continue reading

Column creates divide

I’m beginning to think Courier-Herald staff writers simply make up things to write about that will cause the most activity in the pages of Views.Let… Continue reading

MIC zoning limits Sumner’s options for north section

One night at a council meeting, seven council members were talking when one of them asked, “Do you know what the Port of Tacoma and North Sumner have in common?” One of them replies, “What?” “They’re both zoned as Manufacturing Industrial Zones (MIC), and they’re both about 2,300 acres.” Ba-da-boom. But no one laughed, as though the most tasteless joke in recorded history had just been uttered at a convention of nuns. And it is a tasteless joke, as Sumner would become the first MIC zone outside the Port of Tacoma and Frederickson in all of Pierce County.

Dems try to ‘smear’ Dino Rossi with back taxes allegation

Last week the Democrats sent out a news release that Republican Dino Rossi’s real estate partnership allegedly owes $20,000 in back property taxes on some holdings. Of course, the idea is to smear him should he decide to run against Sen. Patty Murray. What they forget is if that if the allegation is true, Rossi could be a prime candidate for the Obama cabinet.

Time for a new direction with farmers market

It was beginning to look like Enumclaw was going to have its own weekly seasonal farmers market by 2011, but a dearth of interested food… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2010

Foes of Arizona law were quick to play race card

Today on the radio I heard the president of the United States utter an amazing statement. He was referring to the law recently passed in… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2010

Socialism is evil in every country in invades

Recently the Democrats sent out a news release that Republican Dino Rossi’s real estate partnership allegedly owes $20,000 in back property taxes on some holdings.… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2010

Battle over health care law continues to rage on

Well the plans of the law license-surrendering, never-a-college-professor commander in chief (God help us) roll on to fruition. His oft-stated desire to remake the United… Continue reading

Foes of Arizona immigration law were quick to play race card

Today on the radio I heard the president of the United States utter an amazing statement. He was referring to the law recently passed in the state of Arizona, (SB 1070, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act), which in part allows local law enforcement to take steps to determine a person’s legal status here in the U.S.

  • May 4, 2010

Arizona immigration law is not the beginning of the Third Reich

In an incredibly bold move, Arizona lawmakers passed their version of immigration reform. The governor then passed it into law. After the bill was signed into law, the progressives, especially from the left, had their heads spinning while vomiting a green slime.