Letters to the Editor

Smith letter: School shooting

Another school shooting. Another preventable tragedy. The “weapons of mass destruction” here are money and power. A well-funded lobbying group has been allowed to gain more power than our representatives in the United States government or its citizenry. Lobbyist greed has stifled common-sense discussion of solutions to these catastrophes and pays for media henchmen to smear any legislator or other citizen, including these brave students in the line of fire, should they voice contrasting opinions. Democracy is another casualty when we tolerate lobbyist money and power to silence debate. Make America great again. Create change to prevent more tragedy.

Jo Anne Smith, Payette