Letters to the Editor

Teachers lose their rights

I am appalled at the ruling from the judge who said that the “right” of unions (in this case, the Washington Education Association) to collect money for politics trumps the free-speech rights of teachers and other citizens.

In fact, the paradoxical ruling said the law protecting the First Amendment rights of teachers violates the First Amendment. What in the world? Since when did our teachers become second-class citizens who do not deserve the same rights as the rest of the citizens of this state?

It sound like somebody paid this judge off –– not necessarily in money, but possibly by promising to get them re-elected. I would be interested in seeing where the most support and campaign funds come from when their position is up for re-election.

Our teachers do a great service to our community. I can’t say that I think the same way of the WEA. I have known for years about the tactics of the WEA and how unfair they are. If you do not support their liberal agenda, you are blackballed. I thought organized crime was against the law.

Kathy Finney

Kirkland

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