At least we have some local control in politics

It is hard to believe the recent sentencing of Steve Bannon to four months in jail as compared to other sentences convicted of similar crimes!

It just goes to show that the rich and the “haves” will continue to benefit from being rich when it comes to facing a judge in court.

I can almost bet that if the twice-impeached ex-president will probably be handed the nomination for president in 2024 if he is brought in front of a judge of any of his many, many, many crimes. He might even be anointed as president for life if he goes in front of the right judge.

Pessimistic? Yes. Worried? Yes.

I will just have to continue to try to may the local elections go the “right” way. After all, local is about all we have left to use some kind of control.

I am very happy that it may take some time for this country to go down the tubes. I will not be around when that happens to be able to tell all those people who do not care, “I told you so.” I feel for those whose grandkids will be around to ask, “What happened?”

Ignacio Castro Jr.

Edmonds

Talk to us

More in Opinion

toon
Editorial cartoons for Friday, Jan. 27

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Editorial: Boot meaningless tax ‘advisory’ measures from ballots

The public needs better transparency on taxes; not an opaque push poll that serves no purpose.

Schwab: Can this political party be saved? From itself?

Consider the GOP’s current leaders; will it even take two years for voters to have had enough?

‘Lapse’ or not, Providence doctor must be held accountable

I was deeply concerned by Providence Medical Group Chief Medical Officer Stephen… Continue reading

Voting for Marysville school levy helps provide complete education

I am a parent of two wonderful little girls in the Marysville… Continue reading

Remove Shavers, Santos from office over their lies

Republicans and Democrats have no integrity nor honor if they don’t call… Continue reading

Herald’s switch to mail delivery does not serve readers

I am very disappointed with The Herald’s change to deliver of the… Continue reading

Comment: Santos’ attire is the ultimate ‘emperor’s wardrobe’

The aspirational ‘prep school’ outfit speaks of privilege and the knowledge he’s being watched.

toon
Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 26

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Most Read