Letter to the Editor: Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

Unlike the famous song, this election has truly been full of irony. Here we are celebrating our first African American president, a historical and exciting event, talking about “how far we’ve come,” yet at the same time we’re supporting the same type of discrimination, only it’s against gay instead of black people. If Prop 8 isn’t about discrimination, can someone please tell me what it is about?

Similarly, California passes supported Proposition 2, yet Truckee doesn’t pass Measure U. What kind of life can a chicken have if it can’t fly?

Free the animals from their confined spaces, but continue to put our children in formaldehyde boxes and substandard facilities for 6 hours a day. I’d like to think that if everyone who “no” voted knew how badly the 50-year-old school needs to be updated, thought about how not every child is academic and those kids benefit from a school with vocational and athletic facilities and that tax dollars don’t pay for rebuilding school only bonds do.

Let me repeat that … tax dollars don’t pay for rebuilding schools, only bonds do. So if we don’t do it know, eventually we will have to. For now our children will have to deal and building costs increase.

Well at least we have our priorities in order Recreation Center costing tens of millions of dollars and this year Measure V.

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User