Letter: What about the rest of the year, Free Staters?
Re “Happy Tanksgiving” (Amanda Bouldin, Monitor letter, Aug. 6):
It is very kind and bountiful of you to give food to the poor on Thanksgiving, but it would be better if you and your fellow Free Staters didn’t advocate cutting government programs that help to feed people the rest of the year. People have to eat and have shelter and health care 365 days a year.
Don’t know how we all up here got along before one-term Gov. Craig Benson decided to invite you all to help us do things better. Reminds me of an old Irish song my father sang about the English coming over to Ireland to try to change who we are. Didn’t work there, and it won’t work here no matter how many outraged Free Staters write letters to editor.