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August 11, 2021 - 05:00
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For many years, America has been a voice for freedom. People from all over the world know this. And they listen to our opinions whether they agree with us or, not. Yeah, in the U.S., you have the right to voice your opinion. Later on, history may say that you were right or, only partly right or, you were completely wrong. Sometimes, history will even say, you were stupid to think such and such in the first place.

Right now, in the U.S., there have been about 627,000 deaths from the coronavirus. You can argue about that number. Most doctors think that it’s an underestimate. Some people die so quickly and quietly from the Covid that the cause of death is never known.

Scientists and doctors made our vaccines. The vaccines are not perfect. But, for the vast majority of people, the vaccines keep you from having to go to the hospital. Using the vaccines, you are not gonna die prematurely.

Nonetheless, all across the U.S., there are people refusing to take the shots. Best I can figure, it’s because the vaccine is not perfect.

Say, you are swimming in the ocean and a big storm comes up. You see a boat nearby but, you don’t like the color of the boat, (it’s blue and you like gold) and the boat comes by, offers you safety, you don’t say, “No, thanks, I’ll just swim around a bit..”?

Listen, this virus is a storm. People are dying. You take the shots, you jump into the boat, and say, “thanks for the lift.”

The Grim Reaper is out there, striding across the world, swinging his deadly scythe, cutting down humans like they were mere blades of grass. This coronavirus is serious business.

- Mike Olive

Bandera, Texas

The Bandera Bulletin front page this last week was an embarrassment. I am appalled you put an article about a pedophile right below an homage to one of Bandera Counties finest. Barbara Mazurek had been a lifelong example to generations of Bandera County youth, especially young ladies. To put those two articles together was tactless. Instead of the entire front page being framed and hanged in special places by her family, friends, and those Barbara influenced over her lifetime, a small piece of the page will become a cutout in a scrapbook. An opportunity to cross the T and dot the i for Barbara by running her entire article front page should have been taken. The other article which ran counter to her life long mission should not have appeared anywhere near Barbara’s name or picture.


- Robert E. Richter, P.E. Hondo, Texas