Kudos to Peter Redman for his great letter (“Serve our own people before Palestinians,” April 14) criticizing the fact that we give too much money to other nations, instead of investing in our own nation.

This has been going on for years, regardless of who is in the Oval Office, and it is quite distressing to me. I’m glad we can lend a helping hand to other nations and their struggles, but, my goodness, we are struggling here in America as well.

The priority needs to be American citizens before anything else, and sadly it just does not seem to be that way at all.

Jeff Swanson

Everett, Wash.