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Nostalgia and equivocation

Mr. Dinnison’s letter is an elegant missive that takes a position I profoundly disagree with (“Inslee’s deliberate deceit,” Nov. 20).

While we’re on the topic of deceit, let me introduce another word that applies to his nostalgic take on our civilization: equivocation. By quoting the immortal Washington Declaration of Rights in our fair state (“No person should be disturbed in his private affairs.”), the letter obscures the role community (and public health) plays in the continuance of our lovely civilization. I don’t want my private affairs meddled with either, but not at the expense of 250+ million dead Americans or my family’s health.

Don’t mistake my general adherence to the guidance from Governor Inslee as kowtowing to “the man”; I simply prioritize science and reason over the base desire to “live free or die.”

Ian Bresnahan, Lewis and Clark Class of ‘03



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