Letters to the Editor

Berner letter: No communist flags

What the heck. I would like to know which Democratic Convention Gene Martin (Aug. 9 letter) was viewing to state it’s “OK to wave communist flags.”

From my perspective I did not note any flags from North Korea, Vietnam, China, Cuba or Laos at the DNC. Is this writer even aware those are the only communist countries on the planet? All I remember seeing was a sea of U.S. flags being proudly and fervently waved. To address his comment regarding those who are “thin skinned,” Mr. Martin was calling out the politically correct perhaps. Either term just means quit being a jerk and consider others. I can not help but ask why the Idaho Statesman prints letters from individuals who just want to spout off instead of having something intelligent and factual to say?

Al Berner, Boise