Leg­is­la­ture not fo­cused on peo­ple’s wel­fare

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

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

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