Legion of the sick and tired
I would like to shout a loud “amen” to the writer of “Sick and Tired” (Letters, Aug. 25). I agree with everything he said, and so does everyone I know. We are part of that throng of people who love our country and are dismayed to see the direction it is taking. I can remember when we didn’t have to lock our house when we went out. We were all patriotic Americans. We served our country (I served in Korea). We paid our taxes. We were embarrassed if we needed welfare money. We worked hard, served on juries, and served our communities. Police were, and are, our friends – not our enemies.
So, Amen! I, too, am sick and tired of being sick and tired, America.
William Youd, Modesto
Try being thankful
Re “Sick and tired” (Letters, Aug. 18): People who are “sick and tired” of being Americans probably don’t realize what they have and what our forefathers gave us. You have cars, houses, supermarkets, doctors, good jobs; the Constitution guarantees you free speech, the right to bear arms, freedom of religion. This country is not perfect, yet you, the complainers, get to live in it. We have to try to make it a better place to live in for our kids and their kids in the future. I was in the Navy, off the coast of Vietnam, protecting our future. So I say to the complainers: Try living in Africa or China; I have been there, you would want to come back immediately.
As you sit down to dinner tonight, look at what you have on the table, some people live on less than a dollar a day in some countries. Talking to them, they think we are all rich. So thank God and then enjoy this country to its fullest.
James Pender, Modesto
Obamacare won’t cure ‘sickness’
Re “Sick and Tired” (Letters, Aug. 18): You hit the nail right square on the head for all of us middle-class taxpayers. To “Sick and Tired”: We’re with you and we don’t qualify for Obamacare, and two aspirins won’t help either.
Judy Baker, Ripon