Letters to the Editor

Eyman unfairly targets our human rights

Why does The Mirror seem to be in love with Tim Eyman? We were completely shocked by the amount of space devoted to your recent article (Opinion, June 3) about Initiative 65 as a part of the gospel of Tim Eyman, a bill to exclude a significant number of citizens from the human rights that are generally available to all in a democracy.

While restriction of human rights has been a constant movement by Tim’s Republicans, he should be cognizant of the corruption so widely spread within the GOP that until recently has been festering without oversight. He has continually used a marketing context that seeks to take benefits away from our children, schools, health care, the elderly, maintenance of our infrastructure, etc., in order to provide more benefits for the rich, which in turn lines the pockets of Tim Eyman, the politician who has never proposed anything constructive to benefit the people.

It would appear that Tim and his crowd, and maybe your editor, should do a little research among assorted real Christian clergy before politicizing the rights of other Christians. Tim is a good snake oil salesman, but he doesn’t seem to profess the beliefs found in my Bible, where human rights for all are expounded as a gift of the Lord, not Tim Eyman or the richest of the world’s politicians.

I guess we grew up with an open and affirming family life where we were taught that God’s non-abetting battle against poverty dictates that we invite all to God’s table regardless of gender, race, color, political or religious persuasion.

We think Tim has met his match when preaching to only provide the package of human rights we all have fought for to a selected segment of our democracy and Christian population.

Lindsey and Rosemary Herrell

Federal Way

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