Letters to the Editor

School board 'arrogant'

(Editor's note: This letter was inadvertently cut off in the print edition of the Sequim Gazette. The full letter is printed below. — MD)


This letter is in reference to: "School bond: More work to be done" and "School bond advocates eye next step" (Sequim Gazette, April 30):My "Random House Dictionary of the English Language" defines the word "arrogance" thusly: "Offensive display of superiority or self importance; overbearing pride."

In my opinion that is the essence of these two articles. The school bond issue was soundly defeated by voters with some common sense despite all the preening and begging and the offensive yellow signs cluttering the landscape. What part of the word "NO" do these people not understand? Especially arrogant is this sentence — "The school board may place a proposal on the general election ballot this November."

In other words, these fools may eventually say yes just to get us off their backs, all we have to do is keep bringing it up every election. Every time this issue comes up in the future it will elicit a "No" vote from me.

In reference to: "Sequim City Council to review marijuana sales in August." Kudos to the level heads on the Sequim City Council for not buying into all the marijuana hype and adopting a "wait and see" attitude regarding this latest sojourn into licentiousness. I realize the following remarks will make me a modern socially permissive societal pariah, but here goes.

Questions: Would anyone want their heart surgeon to be a marijuana smoker? Would anyone boarding a transoceanic airliner want the pilot to be a marijuana smoker? Would anyone want a 9-1-1 responder to be a marijuana smoker? Would anyone want the driver of the automobile approaching on a two-lane undivided road to be a marijuana smoker?

Finally, would anyone want the President of the United States to be a marijuana smoker?

Now to all of you who believe marijuana is no different than alcohol — having a glass of wine with dinner is not the same as smoking marijuana, there is only one reason to smoke marijuana and that reason is to "get high."

Ethan Harris



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