The country needs truth, justice and reconciliation


I would like to respond to Mr. Ed Hickey’s Jan. 6 letter. First, it is the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party.

I could take Mr. Hickey’s letter point by point and dispute it all; however, that would only result in an on-going argument no one would win.

Instead, I would like to address the anger and divisiveness of our country that echoes in his letter.

The United States of America is composed of around 325 million people as of 2016. Each person has his/her own beliefs and ideas and they are not necessarily the same as another.

The way forward for our country must include educating ourselves about what is truth and what is false.

We, as citizens of these United States, must find a way to converse with each other, compromise when necessary and progress without calling anyone names, ridiculing their beliefs, bullying or belittling.

Mr. Hickey, your letter spoke of fear, hatred and anger toward fellow citizens who do not happen to believe the same as you.

I am calling on all to shed the emotions and work together to find a path that is inclusive and respectful.

We need truth, justice and reconciliation for our beloved country.

The USA belongs to all her citizens, not just one party. In quoting the Preamble of the Constitution: “We The People of the United States.”

Let us start that conversation today.

Diana Brown

Oak Harbor

More in Letters to the Editor

Dreamers deserve path to citizenship

Editor, An essential point was missing in the recent letter from Ed… Continue reading

No more ‘BS’ with gun control excuses

Editor, This is an open letter directed to Washington state legislators who… Continue reading

Banning all guns isn’t the answer to mass shootings

Editor, In reply to Sharron Gray’s Feb. 10 letter to the editor,… Continue reading

‘Fringe group’ seeks base closure, not compatibility

Editor, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve and other fringe groups have expanded their… Continue reading

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate… Continue reading

Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which… Continue reading

Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters on… Continue reading

State should follow county in banning fish net pens

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to… Continue reading

Appreciate community’s thoughts, prayers after death

Editor, We would like to thank all the friends and family that… Continue reading

Prosperity, greatness does not meet Dem’s agenda

Prosperity, greatness does not meet Democratic agenda

Republican using armed forces as scapegoats

Editor, In his Jan. 24 letter, William Christian claims “the citizens are… Continue reading

Trump speaks truth, not racism

Editor, It’s the economy stupid. And it’s DACA silly. It’s conservative judges,… Continue reading