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Wednesday, August 12, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sorry, kids

Well hasn’t this been a fun 949 days? For people under 21 or so, I’m so sorry for everything we adults are leaving you to deal with in your future. Obviously, we are not getting much done, so I’m afraid it’s up to you.

It’s clear that several numerous climate oddities are happening due to scientifically proven climate change. We all know what is going on even if the current administration denies it is occurring. The “president” did not show for the G-7 summit climate change session, which was disappointing and frankly, embarrassing. Obviously, we can’t count on him. Sorry we are letting this happen. Because you need to know, all of us are letting this happen.

We also are seeing evidence that climate change is coming faster than expected. We are killing our environment and that will cause us to become extinct. Does that mean in a million years from now, a species will find remnants of our burnt-out planet? Or will your age group find and implement the ideas we are too cowardly to do?

Speaking of cowardly, we still haven’t done much for school safety or gun control. The current administration and its shadow, (Sen. Mitch) McConnell, diss any chances for gun safety. (Unless it’s Wednesday for Trump.) We all want it, but McConnell won’t let a vote occur so it’s stalled. Our own 5th District representative voted against stronger background checks. And semi-automatic rifles. Just a couple of easy law changes which still let me keep my gun.

After Parkland, I was so proud of you teens/young adults! It’s hard though isn’t? Just to get sanity out of this insane administration? I’m sorry we didn’t have the guts to help you with this. Check out those bulletproof backpacks though!

I am so sorry for what we are leaving you, the next generation. I honestly don’t understand why we can’t get more done for you. I don’t have children but I would think parents would care and do more for their children and the generations to come. Barron Trump will suffer with you, so there’s that.

Sorry kids. Good luck.

Beverly Gibb

Spokane

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