Northwest NEWS

July 17, 2000

Editorial

My Fellow Americans

   Concerning the proposed Heck-Stafford annexation of 142nd Place NE by the City of Woodinville:

   During my lifetime of some 65 years, Big Brother has gone to war to preserve and protect smaller countries to retain their freedom and customs--Russia, Poland, Norway, Belgium, and France, to name some that were aided from Germany's wrath. Many nations in the far Pacific were aided as they fought Japan. Big Brother has fought for South Korea, South Viet Nam, Granada, and so forth, all in the name of freedom.

   Now, with help from the City of Woodinville, my local government at 142nd Place NE maybe changed. How do we preserve and protect our small neighborhood living? Who will fight for me?

Nick M. Swearingen, Woodinville