Letter to the Editor: Bruce Butler’s column on being happy missed the mark | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the Editor: Bruce Butler’s column on being happy missed the mark

Becky Estill

On why we can’t “just be happy,” in response to a column written by Bruce Butler in the July 12 edition of Summit Daily News:

  • People can redefine their pronouns on a whim. No one does this on a whim.
  • District attorneys emptied jails. The jails are not empty. And I generously presume the author is referring to COVID-19 mitigation to save lives for the detainees not yet convicted, and surely not of something warranting a death sentence.
  • District attorneys are declining to prosecute violent criminals and arrested citizens acting in self defense. Name names! Wait, maybe he’s talking about Travis and Gregory McMichael.
  • Biden’s energy policy stoked inflation. And then this inflation extended globally?
  • Open southern border. The border is not “open.” You must have a passport, visa or apply for asylum.

It appears that the author is part of the problem of why “we view the world through a prism of fear, false premises and hyperbolic fervor.”

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