Bravo to Snohomish mayor, armed citizens

Recently some Snohomish County citizens have criticized Mayor John Kartak for welcoming other citizens that legally gathered to protect the city, its citizens, shop owners and peaceful protesters from non-peaceful protesters. Unlike Seattle’s experience, there was no property destruction and no people injured, and that’s a good thing.

Exercising one’s Second Amendment right does not prevent another from exercising his First Amendment right; nay, it protects it. Bravo, Mayor Kartak and the armed citizens of Snohomish.

Jim Eldred

Lake Stevens

Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Sept. 19

A sketchy look at the news of the day.

Editorial: With McCarthy, Auditor’s Office now able watchdog

Pat McCarthy has restored morale and overseen efforts that provide greater access to audit findings.

Schwab: To save the planet, we have to save democracy, first

Until Inauguration Day, all efforts must be focused on Trump’s departure. He’s pulling out all stops to stay.

Commentary: Trump’s nasty nicknames spread because they stick

Indvididuals need to recognize the damage done by slander and remember Lincoln’s call to our ‘better angels.’

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 18

A sketchy look at the news of the day.

Editorial: Keep Wyman as defender of state’s election system

Kim Wyman, a Republican, has helped expand access to voting and improved election security.

Editorial: Everett 2021 budget seeks something more than cuts

Next year will be different but will allow residents to judge the services and facilities they want.

Most Read