Letter: Thoughts from longtime writer

After half a century of sending letters to the editor and a few guest columns, I’m thinking of hanging up my “spurs.” I’m most grateful for the space newspapers have allowed me through the years. Of course, it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind so don’t take it as gospel truth about the “spurs.”

There’s always so much political news hounding an opinionated person. Let me name a few of the current ones: the missile strike on the Syrian airfield, seems it was a slap given instead of a punch. Within days the airfield was in use again. The slap seemed more to the face of the dead and to those painfully burned by acid than to Assad. Of course, the limited action was taken based on more input than I have.

It troubles me when we fail to acknowledge commonsense actions just because they’re done or suggested by another political party.

It troubles me when people in the right tiptoe where they should be stomping forward as the other side does when in power.

If war comes it won’t be from strength used, it will come from the stage having been set in every part of the world by weak administrations, their dealings, their back-offs, their stifling regulations here at home. But with outside help even this could be overcome, if as a nation, we declare the killing of the innocent illegal. Remember, the Saint from Calcutta warning the U.N. members, “Legalized abortion will reap nuclear war.”

Rosemary Weydert

Winthrop

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