Letters to the Editor: Time to say thank you, and use common sense


I think so many people work tirelessly with no words of thanks and are subject to so much criticism. Maybe it’s time to say thank you.

Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter and his crew are some of the most professional working people I have encountered. Always very helpful, polite and courteous. It’s been a few years since I drove a tow truck but I’m sure it has not changed.

Another is our town police force. The same can be said about Strasburg Chief Tim Sutherly and his crew.  Our fire and rescue as well the School Board work hard and sometimes come under strong and undeserved attacks but keep on keeping on.

I have seen some very strong and unkind remarks about U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte.  Some think he is ignoring his constituents and will not respond. He responded to my letter in a very kind, timely and polite manner. Why would anyone want to attend a meeting where he could be subjected to anger and hatred instead of voicing your concerns in a civil tone?  Another was state Del. Chris Collins, same response to my letter.

In a public meeting described in the above paragraph, a person could contact “liberalitus” – a new word might I add – which has no cure. It is not covered under Obamacare and could damage the brain as many have demonstrated and probably will as a response to this letter.  I do not do social media, so save the ink. I like eye contact but keep a distance until I put my mask on so as not to breathe the same air. But I have my vaccination up to date so I should be OK.  The vaccine is called common sense 101 . Unfortunately, it cannot be found in many college classrooms today.

Earl Cutlip, Strasburg