Legislature not focused on people’s welfare
For the first time in 70 years I am motivated to write a letter to an editor.
With all the ridiculous goings-on in Washington politics, I have to turn my attention (and hopefully yours) to our very own Legislature. There seems to be a serious lapse on the part of our various representatives to remember that we elected them to take care of issues that are important to us, their constituency. There are plenty of things to be dealt with, such as a fast-aging population, issues with Medicare, Medicaid, hungry children, etc.
Instead, we have representatives pursuing personal vendettas such as Jason Rapert’s ongoing crusade to impose his religious views on the rest of us, or just recently House Bill 1547 (by Rep. Jack Fortner, who later withdrew it) to raise the age for “antique” license plates. Frankly, I think we have a lot more to worry about, with Washington being in chaos, than whether some poor soul is driving a 25-plusyear-old car with an antique plate.
Come on folks, we should be worrying about the welfare of all, not weird idiosyncrasies and pet peeves. RON BREWER Fayetteville