Offended by cartoon

To the Editor:

Regarding the letter to the editor by Wesley Emch (“Exercise better judgment,” Sept. 18, 2013), you, sir, are absolutely correct.

The referenced cartoon is reprehensible, and what is implied is a total lie. There are many (myself included) who grew up very poor, although nobody told us that we were poor. Our families instilled a proper attitude, and we became well educated, had a reasonably successful career, and now retirement.

I am very, very slow to be offended.

However, I am greatly offended by the referenced cartoon. It should never have been promulgated, and I only can hope that, henceforth, that sort of thing will not make it past the editor.

Mr. Emch, you are spot on. Keep up the good work.

Bill Smith

Crystal Lake