To the Editor:
Gentlemen, it is my belief that the Warwick Beacon is one of the best papers of its kind in New England and that publisher John Howell Jr. is a Warwick hero. I have lauded associate editor Ethan Hartley for his writing ability, especially concerning the Warwick School Department and its School Committee. That was until his front-page story, “Veterans line up in stand against Trump (Beacon 8/29/19).” There were only three of them!
To my knowledge, this has to be one of the most vicious, unsubstantiated and hateful articles to appear in the Beacon, courtesy of Mr. Hartley. These three military service veterans have every right to say whatever they want against our President of the United States, Donald Trump. But to have their self-serving, unrelenting personal outbursts on the front and inside pages is beyond the pale.
Ethan, I am a proud Korean War veteran, a proud Republican Conservative and proud to have voted with over 17,000 others in Warwick for President Trump in 2016. For what he has done to date for the 1,500,000 members of the United States Armed Forces, since his election, has been extraordinary. They deserve no less. Their vote will go to him in 2020. I hope the three quoted veterans in the article, together with our four representatives in Washington, will go through with their pathetic attempts to impeach President Donald Trump. In my opinion, this will ensure his re-election.
The new, extremely long three-column and discouraging article (Beacon 9/3/19) by PeaceVoice Professor Wittner from Albany has now appeared. It is another lengthy diatribe against our president. Why and for what possible purpose are we now being fed these political attacks in our wonderful Beacon?
Perhaps I shouldn’t care, but as an almost 50-year subscriber, I do.