Concerned students not taught to work

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 9, 2013 

Recently I've had some plants ripped out of my garden, leaving only holes where once there was a plant. The thefts are very random - Lewisii, cotoneaster, Carex Ice Dance (grass), and even salal.

I mentioned this to a few neighbors and all felt it was just a "Robin Hood" attitude of most people.

I am aghast.

I can only surmise that our liberal education system (which I believe is run by the teachers' union) is teaching young minds that you don't have to work for what you want in life - just take it.

Do they not know that people like me got up many mornings (when I didn't feel like it) and showed up for jobs (many of which I didn't really like) not only to support myself but also to put money aside for when I was older and wanted nice things?

I have worked since I was 16 years old and am now approaching 70.

If you are a liberal or progressive or socialist, or whatever you might be, you need to think long and hard about the people you elect to power and what the end result is of this mindset.

People who may have more than you may be older, worked many years, and saved to get it, or they are working hard and have priorities. Get a life so you don't have the time to go around stealing plants out of yards.

Karen Duddlesten

Bellingham

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