Letters to the Editor

Letter: Biden mistaken if he thinks he has a handle on dissent

Editor, Today I will take down my American flag, fold it and place it somewhere safe for it is no longer the symbol of freedom.… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: County commissioners responsible for safety of its residents

Editor, Navy jets often fly so low they risk crashing into homes, trees, and embankments causing dis aster to residents and pilots. The Island County… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Find a safe alternative to returning to classes

Editor, If we as parents didn’t know what social-emotional learning was before the pandemic, we do now. It’s become fairly evident just how much our… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: How are vandalism, assault, homicide acts of patriotism?

Editor, The horrific events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6 were not merely an embarrassing stain, but also an irreparable tear in… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: If you see Gretchen, be sure to thank her

Editor, Change can be difficult. Change and transitions happen in our lives. We at Whidbey Children’s Theater have had to change and transition over this… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Individual rights don’t take precedence over the group

Editor, Some facts need to be stated in response to the letter to the editor, “Bristles at wearing a mask.” Under the 10th and 14th… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Interpreting Trump’s speech as incitement is shortsighted

Editor, The impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection,” which leans on the wording in Trump’s “Save America March” speech, is a shortsighted overreach that threatens… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: More important tasks than humoring Trump lie ahead

Editor, This is in response to the very articulate letter to the editor by Clarann Haney in last Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times regarding the Republican response… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Will be glad when roller coaster of corruption is over

Editor, Trump’s petulance knows no bounds. He took his toys and went home, leaving the country in a lurch. He did not get his way… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021

Letter: Crimes are crimes, no matter the motivation

Editor, The horrific events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol Jan. 6 were not merely an embarrassing “stain” but an irreparable “tear” in the sacred… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Don’t recall seeing left-wing effort to change election

Editor, In reference to Frederich Wilferth’s letter equating the insurrection of Jan. 6 to protests over the summer, I don’t recall any left-wing attempts to… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Evangelical support of Trump has damaged Christianity

Editor, Now is the time for those white evangelicals who voted for Donald Trump, especially the second time around, to repent and return to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Happy to see conservative letters in Jan. 13 edition

Editor, I agree with the thoughtful Jan. 13 letters to the editor written by Frederich Wilferth and Clairann Haney and am delighted that they were… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Let’s stop attacking each other and work together

Editor, I have been reading a great deal in the Whidbey News-Times online and watching as much news from all networks as I can absorb.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Poor planning, or another snub of South Whidbey

Editor, So lovely to have the vaccine available. So not lovely to have to drive 50 miles to Oak Harbor to get one. Poor planning,… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Reinstate supermajority for school levy passage

Editor, Say “no” to the Oak Harbor School District levy. The school district wants local property owners to hand them $48.4 million over the next… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Actions not consistent with being good steward

Editor, I am writing in response to Capt. Matt Arny’s recent Sound Off. I found it lacking in truth and accuracy. Dumping jet fuel, polluting… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Bristles when he puts on mask to go into store

Editor, I noticed on the heading of your Opinion page the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That so many people seem to dislike that… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Conservative dad wouldn’t recognize Republican party

Editor, I would like to commend reporter Emily Gilbert on her excellent, balanced article on the local reaction to the violence at the U.S. Capitol… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Democracy, though ravaged, survived this terrible period

Editor, It should be obvious now that Donald Trump, and his supporters and enablers, represent a clear and present danger to our democracy. His supporters… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021