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LETTER: Travel decisions a litmus test for those in power

"When an apology reads more like an accusation, it's easy to tell them apart."
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Roger Jackson's commentary, "Excuse me, I'm entitled" (Jan. 13 Gazette), affords the people in its sights too much credit. Those travelling unnecessarily during a global pandemic would not have asked themselves or others the ethics of what they were doing because they did not recognize anything wrong.

This was not a complex situation akin to the West Wing where Sam Seaborn spends hours with a lawyer to find out if he broke any laws, it was a simple choice that wouldn't rise to the status of a dilemma. This is a litmus test for positions of power big and small. There are those that don't realize their actions have consequences for the people they represent, or worse, those that know and don't care. When an apology reads more like an accusation, it's easy to tell them apart.

Jamon Dahlberg, Sturgeon County