Letters to the Editor

Robert Chad: Farmer wants to move forward

Like a true conservative, Rep. Jeff Denham wants to go back to the good old days. Like Denham, I am a local farmer. As I recall the good old days, children worked in the fields alongside their parents; workers drank tepid, tainted water from a communal cup; the toilet was behind the nearest peach tree; pesticide use was unrestricted; and on some frosty spring mornings the air was black with soot from smudge pots.

Fortunately some brave politicians enacted regulations to end those travesties. Rep. Denham wants to go backward and undo those regulations so that the next generation can enjoy the same lifestyle he did in the good old days. Balderdash! I say we move forward.

Robert Chad, Winton