Defending Free Choice

A letter from Dr. Ed Schweitzer, President and Founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories August 18, 2021 I established www.fairfreeflatopen.com this morning to fulfill a particular need to defend our freedom to choose insurance options regarding long-term care. In 2019, Washington state voters voted 63 to 37 percent to repeal the Long-Term Care Act. This was… Continue reading Defending Free Choice

Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

Cities across the country, Spokane included, want to forbid us from using natural gas in our homes, schools, and businesses. Washington State legislators and regulators are pushing statewide bans, in parallel tracks. Mark Twain said the past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Inventors and investors sought and created ways of providing illumination. Beef… Continue reading Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

Scarier Than COVID: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Yesterday, September 9, President Biden said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was drafting a rule mandating that all businesses with 100 or more workers require their employees to either get vaccinated against the coronavirus or face mandatory weekly testing. That move would affect some 80 million workers.  I am a long-time supporter of… Continue reading Scarier Than COVID: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

The Importance of Choosing to Get Vaccinated, If You Can

Dear all: We’re grateful for the scientific breakthroughs, the logistic miracles of production and distribution, and the dedication of our medical professionals. All teamed up to get many folks the immunity they need to better fight and survive the nearly continuous stream of – and likely continued evolution of – COVID variations. Around 70% of… Continue reading The Importance of Choosing to Get Vaccinated, If You Can

Empathy is Nonpartisan

Dear all: As the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center approaches, I’m really struggling, thinking, and processing. We seem to have made things worse for ourselves over the past 20 years. At home, we’re having arguments over masks and shots, defunding the police, canceling people. And, we’re debasing our own currency,… Continue reading Empathy is Nonpartisan