Letters to the Editor

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To the Editor:
My intent in writing this is to introduce myself to the voters of Lincoln County and primarily those within District 12, encompassing Corning, Harding, and the Town of Tomahawk.
My name is Jon Weiler, and I am running for the District 12 County Board Supervisor.
My family and I relocated to Lincoln County in 2016 just prior to retiring from the US Army. During nearly 28 years of service as an Army officer, I served in a variety of roles, including several tours in the Middle East.
Since retiring in 2017, I have served as the Executive Director of a non-profit, a substitute teacher, and a government contractor. My wife and I have been married for nearly 32 years, and we have three adult children and currently one granddaughter.
Why am I running? Our elected officials MUST be held accountable, be accessible, and do what is best for the citizens of Lincoln County. This is not happening, and change is needed. Our goal must be to positively effect Lincoln County and Central Wisconsin, so our families will be proud to call our county “home” well into the future.
We all have an opportunity to change the direction Lincoln County is going in 2022. We can and will create a better future for our children and grandchildren. That opportunity comes in the form of voting at every level.
I am asking for your vote on Feb. 15, 2022.

– Respectfully,
Jon Weiler
Candidate for Lincoln County Supervisor, Merrill, Wis.

To the Editor:
MEDIA EMOTIONALISM is exhausting us: POLITICS! COVID! CLIMATE CHANGE! Every day we are cornered by emotional headlines everywhere we turn. The focus on emotion by news outlets, internet, and social media is obscuring our view of the factual world in which we live.
It can be argued that POLITICS “… is the human race’s most magnificent achievement … politics is good even when it is bad … because the only alternative is force – and somebody gets hurt.” (Robert A. Heinlein: Podkayne of Mars, 1963). We need politics in our searches for solutions.
We’d love to be rid of COVID as soon as possible, like yesterday! Agreed? We have a real hope of getting there within the next year or two with a concerted collective effort.
CLIMATE CHANGE is the real challenge. It can’t be solved in a year or two and its consequences are very serious. My point is that we need to use our politics constructively to put a full court press on climate change … and media emotionalism isn’t helping.
If we think COVID has been rough, we have to understand that climate change unchecked will be much worse. Small personal steps count when there are 8 billion people taking them: every tree planted, every gallon of heating oil, gas, propane, or chunk of coal saved, every bite of veg instead of meat, every bit of carbon sequestered in the new cements and steals, and biochar for farm fields. They all count. We all count.

– George Einar Busséy
Town of White River, Ashland County, Wis.

To the Editor:
To: Sanctuary readers
Please read
2:Timothy 2:23 through 2:26
To Reader:
I do not need to address my religion, political views, education, military background, awards and honors, or attaboys I received in my lifetime. My children can release that information in my obituary if they choose.
I know where I stand in my country.

– Sincerely,
Andrew Ambuhl, Merrill, Wis.

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