Letters to the Editor

Reader wants stop to government-generated fear

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” — H. L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken, if alive today, would have plenty of opportunity to play off, that is write of the fears generated by our government and those that profit by increasing tensions.

We have concerns here at home with the so-called terrorists because we keep stirring up trouble abroad.

It is just too convenient to have ISIS threatening us so that it serves to rationalize more expenditures upon the machines of death by our war mongering munitions makers and or course the cooperation of the military and our government whether Democrat or Republican.

We have not dealt honestly with our people and the wars we have fought for the last fifty years. We must stop this bloodshed that has no reasonable basis for continuance except the profits generated by the weapons makers. It is not only the deaths of our soldiers and their injuries but the despicable maiming and death of so many innocents abroad as well.

J. Kaye Faulkner

Bellingham

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