Let us form our own opinions

Re: Oct. 21 article, The Sheridan Press

Regarding the news article about the keynote speaker at the GOP dinner, I take exception to the use of adjectives used by the paper’s writer concerning her description of Tom Trento, the guest speaker brought in by the Sheridan County Republican Party.

The writer offers no factual evidence that would describe Mr. Trento as controversial due to his ideological perspectives. In fact, Mr. Trento is highly respected for his view points and efforts to bring to light the dangers associated with Islamic violence and infiltration in government, law enforcement and academic institutions across the United States of America. In reality, he is doing the American people a great service with his recent book, “Shariah: The Threat to America.”

Secondly, the writer’s opinion that the Republican Women of Sheridan County’s decision to bring in Mr. Trento to speak at the dinner posses a threat to the community is an opinion of the writer that disrespects the people of Sheridan; a people that can and will assume their own opinions without the help of a news reporter.

A story of greater importance would be why the Socialist Party spread across America continues to associate patriotic and conservative Americans that support our Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, all while respecting and honoring the American flag, continue to be referred to as fascists, while by definition fascism is associated with socialism, communism, Marxism and Maoism.

Young people in our schools need to focus more on their education on the three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) rather than to be indoctrinated by their instructors.

Lastly, The Sheridan Press should focus more on providing truthful facts in their news stories and let people come to their own conclusions about what is going on in the news.

George Walker


Moving forward

Re: Post-election reflection

Earlier this week the special election on City Ordinance 2202 occurred. The majority of the voters affirmed the continuance of the ordinance. Both sides are to be congratulated on getting out the vote. It is the democratic process which best defines our city’s values. The citizens of Sheridan have voiced their opinions and now it is time to move forward.

A word of thanks must be extended to the city and county officials who worked tirelessly to conduct a full and fair election. As citizens, we trust their judgment to provide accurate results.

Finally, we encourage the mayor and city council to put the issue of the city administrator position in the rear view mirror. Please focus in the coming months on the significant issues identified in the 2019 Sheridan City Council Strategic Priorities as well as other area specific master plans.

Sheridan is moving toward a bright future. The election is passed and the time has come for a unified mayor and city council to lead the community toward that future.

Mike Evers

Chair, Sheridan YES – 2002! PAC