Personal pleasure has replaced moral and family-enriching values in Bothell | Letter

I find it concerning that the pride of Bothell is getting tax money from high traffic pot shops and the proliferation of venues for alcohol consumption like McMenamins in the downtown area.

I find it concerning that the pride of Bothell is getting tax money from high traffic pot shops and the proliferation of venues for alcohol consumption like McMenamins in the downtown area.

Is this shallow activity, which centers on personal pleasure, really a social and cultural achievement to celebrate so highly? I see endless measures being taken to attract all-too-often clueless young people and big developers to the detriment of those who have invested most of their lives to serving and supporting the community.

The traffic is more than annoying; it’s dangerous and disgusting.

Because of lousy planning, we have lost much of the natural beauty along our now congested roads. If I wanted to live in a high density environment with neighbors who have dulled their senses and dropped IQ points from being doped up and intoxicated, I would move to Seattle, the Sodom of the Northwest.

Bothell was at one time a great place to raise your kids. Not so anymore from the standpoint of where we’re headed. It’s currently all about money, being politically correct and looking “progressive” as opposed to upholding strong civic-minded, moral and family-enriching values.

We need to think a lot more about who’s running our city government and reflect about what our legacy should be.

We need to restore decency and higher objectives, not focus on wheeling and dealing, and spinning our image to appear like this is Carnival Central.

Nancy Kasper, Bothell

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