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Dan Bigelow deserves your vote

To The Eagle: I'd known Dan Bigelow for several years and always knew he was the coroner and prosecutor but had no idea that he was an emergency medical technician here in Wahkiakum county. A few years ago I showed up at our health clinic so ill with...

 

Retirement accounts are in danger

To The Eagle: Wow; Rasmussen (July 11th) says President Biden’s job approval rating is 37% and his disapproval is 61%. Rasmussen (July 11th) says direction of USA on the right track is only 19%, while 76% say we are on the wrong track. The nation...

 

How will Wahkiakum County benefit?

To The Eagle: I am writing regarding the issue of the PUD joining Northwest River Partners (Eagle, 6/23/22). The latest study, Draft Report by Ross Strategic/Kramer Consulting firms, Lower Snake River dams: Benefit Replacement Draft Report, 6/9,...

 

Thoughts about voting

To The Eagle: Over the last couple of months I have written a couple of opinion letters to The Eagle, unfortunately neither were printed. It seems a few of the same people are consistently having their letters printed in The Eagle. I am a Gold Star...

 

"Under God" was camel's nose under the tent

To The Eagle: Some of us may remember when the Pledge of Allegiance was spared the ignoble Under God. It was slipped in during the time when Ike was president. It seemed innocuous at the time but time has shown it was the camel's nose under the edge...

 

It's truly amazing

To The Eagle: We’d like to celebrate and commemorate the appearance of a truly amazing editorial in last week’s Eagle. In a dazzling display of journalistic virtuosity, our editor succinctly and accurately outlined the five steps Joe Biden took...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Change your democracy into an autocracy

Here's how you turn a democracy into an autocracy. Follow these steps: --Identify a group of citizens to vilify as The Enemy; it can be an ethnic group, immigrants, a political group/party, or other, such as the LGBTQ+ community. Identify them as thr...

 

Constitution has been amended 17 times

To The Eagle: I disagree with the fellow who stated that the constitutional right to keep and bear arms is inalienable. The Declaration of Independence of 1776 declared four basic human rights, to life, equality, liberty and the pursuit of...

 

The minority wins again

To The Eagle: I’m not for abortion; I’m not against guns, but I am for using sensible choices and freedom for such choices. Republicans are right, “Outlaw guns; only outlaws have guns,” but outlaw abortion, you will go to back alleys, coat...

 

County needs reminders of names and stories

To The Eagle: I recently learned that Port 2 decided to name the Skamokawa Church building after Carlton Appelo. I know he was actively supporting Port 2 and he really liked Vista Park. Carlton was a fine example of a local businessman who supported...

 

Amateur Radio Field Day

To The Eagle: Field Day is again here this coming weekend, June 25-26. During the 24-hour period from noon Saturday to noon Sunday amateur radio operators flex their antennas to see how many other radio operators from around the world they can talk...

 

Why is FOX afraid to air the hearings?

To The Eagle: It seems that America has come to a place where we as a nation either continue united or end up just another Banana Republic. The attempted coup on January 6, 2021 was certainly more than just a normal tourist day as proposed by some....

 

Gun control was not a contributing factor

To The Eagle: A contributor’s recent claim of a strong correlation between public disarmament and mass exterminations requires some perspective. Important determining factors, most notably, what sorts of political regimes committed those...

 

Let's all calm down a little

To The Eagle: Once again, we have certain people wanting to blame an inanimate object, and not place the blame where it truly belongs. What’s more is that it seems to mostly be coming from the same people who support our current Commanding Blamer...

 

A bit of education about guns is needed

To The Eagle: A letter last week decried my comparing Fentanyl deaths to firearm deaths as a “false equivalency… like comparing apples to oranges,” but then continues on to compare automobile deaths to firearm deaths. That is somehow...

 

Thinking about inflation, evil and the big lie

To The Eagle: Inflation is twice the wage increase. According to economists, the main cause is the stimulus money to get us through the covid pandemic, causing the economy to overheat. Not sending it back, but doing things to help. I drive much...

 

Volunteers thank community

To The Eagle: Our Community Garden volunteers say “Thank You!” to all who supported our plant sales in May. In addition to the many folks who purchased plants, several gave us generous monetary donations. Margaret Sears and Mariane Brightbill...

 

History will repeat itself

To The Eagle: It is sad to see American citizens ignoring history and willingly give up their constitutional rights for the perceived illusion of security. Last week in this column was the statement “In my opinion, public disarmament is this...

 

District 19 challengers hold town hall

To The Eagle: Three candidates are challenging our incumbents to represent us in the Olympia legislature: Cara Cusack from Chehalis, Jon-Erik Hegstad from Longview, and Kelli Hughes-Ham from Ilwaco. All three will be in a Town Hall Wednesday June 22...

 

Disarmament is best hope for our enemies

To the Eagle: You hafta sorta admire the warped perspicacity of the DDIDs (Desperately Defending the Indefensible Dudes) – that brave small cadre of Eagle contributors who have stood staunchly in the face of fact, history, and common sense in...

 

Guns have become a scourge on society

To The Eagle: Call’em what you will, Winchester 1907, AR-15, AK-47, shotgun, rifle, or pistol. They are all engines of death. Their names are just semantics. You say tomato, I say tomahto. Semantics are interesting and useful, particularly for...

 

Assault weapons ban did not reduce gun crime

To The Eagle: It is unfortunate seeing the lack of knowledge (or intentional deception) of many government officials and citizens crying “Ban the AR-15.” Most do not have a clue about the rifle and seem to get their knowledge strictly from media...

 

Public disarmament is nation's best hope

To The Eagle: I thoroughly enjoyed my years on the debate team. Judges would declare the season’s subject. Five minutes before a scheduled debate, the flip of a coin determined whether one would argue in favor or against an issue. To be well...

 

Truth or fiction?

To The Eagle: I base my letters and opinions on facts, as best I can find them. When reading letters from 5/26, several fictitious comments need correction, in my opinion! 45 did not sever ties with NATO! He did threaten to, much to the delight of...

 

On the brighter side

To The Eagle: On the brighter side of Covid19 reality, former FDA Associate Commissioner Peter Pitts says “COVID-19 is becoming endemic just like the annual flu, except its symptoms and duration are more and more like the common cold… That’s vi...

 

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