Letter to the Editor

Accountable office

Los OsosJune 16, 2014 

Carroll R. McKibbin (Viewpoint, June 6) said we could have cut the drama from the district attorney’s race by appointing our DA. In reality, the DA’s office needed a good airing out, according to those who would know, and nothing is as systemically cleansing as a good election.

McKibbin seems to have missed the unfolding tale of a powerful and secret NSA conducting warrantless domestic spying, because the lesson is clear: Almost everyone responsible for Washington’s war on the Fourth Amendment was an appointee.

Likewise, a rogue DA has the power to suspend civil rights, and the eyes of the voters may be our only defense. Why is a ballot so valuable? The answer is as plain as the nose on McKibbin’s face: It imparts accountability.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service