This week's winner is Jim Wood of Eagle River, who wrote as the political campaign season heats up.
Under the headline "Political officials and parties set poor example for young child," Wood wrote, in part:
"Advertisements with statements taken out of context that intentionally mislead the public are legendary. They stretch the truth, make excuses and spread blame, something our kids are not allowed. When my grandson sees the politicians on TV, how do I explain to him their lack of character and integrity and yet they represent our state and country and they are not reprimanded or disciplined like he is?
"A man's power, wealth and achievements will mean nothing if he doesn't have integrity. No child ever bragged about his dad being a great liar or someone who doesn't keep his word. If you want your kids to have a life of integrity, give them a life of integrity to follow."
There's an old saying that we get the government we deserve. Jim Wood's letter made me wonder if we get the political campaigns we deserve. Hope not.
Thanks for writing, and please keep the letters coming.
-- Frank Gerjevic