Szeliga is a true leader
We do not elect our officials merely for their legislative abilities. We elect people who we believe have good character and are ethical. We elect people who will lead us.
In recent decades our officials have shed the mantle of leadership. They have fallen in line with party dogma and have forgotten that the people that they represent chose them primarily because we believe in their basic goodness and decency.
It is clear to me that citizens who live in troubled areas of Baltimore City are not able to enjoy the blessings of liberty. They are not afforded the quiet enjoyment of their homes. It is clear to methat these conditions must be improved through citizen-to-citizen cooperation. There is distrust in this country that only one man reaching out to another man can dispel.
In working with caregivers downtown I have had some of the most rewarding times of my life. I have had successes and failures, sad days and joyous days — I have laughed from my gut.
I have worked shoulder to shoulder with people who have never and will never vote as I do. But because of the work that we have done together they remain important to me. I care for them and I respect them. The American people are capable of these interactions. We lack only leadership. I have supported Kathy Szeliga because she connected me with people in our city who are doing good work and need help.
I have tried numerous times to encourage elected officials to promote cooperation between lower income and higher income citizens. Prior to Kathy’s unsolicited help with the Martin Luther King Center (“Community center gives GOP chance to engage in West Baltimore,” Oct. 12), my efforts were fruitless.
Ms. Szeliga’s efforts in joining of my company to the Martin Luther King Center are a very small glimpse into the necessary human relationships that must occur in our nation if we are to become a nation for the people, by the people.