In response to Mr. Boothe's letter (July 25), as Ronald Reagan famously said, "There you go again." Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I don't believe Fox News is the reason people are clinging to their "guns and religion," or that we will have to get a hazmat team to decontaminate our house if we break a mercury-filled CFL bulb.
Do you know what's been proven about global warming? It is an "inconvenient truth" that it has made Al Gore very rich. Last I heard, he was worth $100 million. I sure hope he's paying his "fair share." Better check on that, Patty Murray.
About Obama's birth certificate, I won't go near that one with a 10-foot pole.
As far as lessons I learned from my upbringing, I learned to work hard, invest wisely, plan for the future and not spend more than I earned.
I also learned that only I am accountable for my actions.
There are others who believe that government is always the answer, that we are "entitled" just by our mere existence, and that we can tax and spend our way to prosperity. Also, that anything bad that happens is everybody's fault but theirs. I'll take my preconceived notions over those any day.
Cindy Flasch, Richland