ROBERT BENEDETTI, Richland
Listening to a whole day of cable talk shows talking heads the other day I came away with a sick feeling inside. Everything was about fear and who would do what to whom, and take away something and give to someone else, and on and on. Paid talking heads spouting fear-based fiction.
Not one discussion about what we all have in common, not as Christians or non-Christians, not right, not left, not conservative, not liberal but as Americans. We believe in the rights and dignity of all Americans. We believed everyone should have the opportunity to be the best they can be and to do the best they can at whatever they do. We respect and praise those who work hard and take care of their families and love ones and help each other out.
Americans look past fear to see those ideals this country is supposed to be about, equality of opportunity and freedom, the American Dream.
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Ref. 74 is about a law our governor and legislators approved that upholds our core American values.
By voting Yes on Ref. 74 Washington residents have an opportunity to vote against fear and for our core values as Americans. Voting yes does not take away our religious freedoms.