Letters for Wednesday, September 27, 2017

• People applaud the wrong man, boo others • Can’t we all just show a little respect? • Well done, Waimea footballers

People applaud the wrong man, boo others

How to tell if you think for yourself, or you are a trained seal.

Trump just gave a speech, and mentions John McCain’s name, saying he refused to vote for the kind of health bill Jesus would weep about. The crowd automatically boos when Trump says McCain. The crowd boos a guy who fought for his country, then was tortured for his country.

The crowd applauded a guy (Trump) who refused to fight for his country, and because his father was very wealthy, got the family doc to excuse Trump from serving his country five times, because of bone spurs on his heel, which has not kept him from walking, golfing, etc.

So a decorated vet was booed, while a cowardly rich man was applauded. It makes you wonder … what kind of persons these people are. They are not patriotic Americans, that’s for sure. This is how the Middle East must feel when terrorists pretend to be devout Muslims.

Dennis Chaquette, Keaau

Can’t we all just show a little respect?

Respectfully disrespectful? Standing for the national anthem is not an expression of support of the president, any other politician or political party. It’s simply a humble acknowledgment of the price of freedom which was paid for with the innocent blood of citizens of this country who were from many different origins and cultural backgrounds. What’s so hard about putting our differences aside for a moment and standing together to join in a moment to recognize and give respect to those who sacrificed so much for so many to bring us to this day?

Doug Pickels, Hanalei

Well done, Waimea footballers

I’d like to take some time to congratulate the Waimea High School football boys on their win at the homecoming. You played a hard and honest game. You made the Westside proud in showing good sportsmanship throughout the entire game and full-on discipline. Again, congratulations to the Big Blue!

Howard Tolbe, Eleele


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