Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Irresponsible and shortsighted

If the purpose of a “border wall” is to protect American assets and lifestyle, it seems to me that the administration is putting a lock on the front door while leaving the rest of the house open.

Specifically, leaving some of our most precious assets, public land and national parks unprotected during the government shutdown results in irrecoverable damage. The simplistic belief that a “silver bullet” wall will protect our friends and families is irresponsible, deliberately spiteful, and shortsighted. We should be able to rely on our government to steward our lands, not waste them in an ill-conceived budget trade-off.

And finally, who decided protecting these American assets was not essential?

Lunell Haught

Spokane


 

Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.
Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt.
Click here to learn more.

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form

Mail: Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Email: editor@spokesman.com
Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430