Who rep­re­sents us?

Orlando Sentinel - - OPINION -

I am 86 years old and have voted Repub­li­can for 60 years. Cur­rently, I am con­fused, as nei­ther party rep­re­sents the peo­ple. It’s my way or no way on both sides. Look­ing up the words Demo­crat or Repub­li­can in the dic­tionary seems to shed a dif­fer­ent light on their mean­ing com­pared to what we see in the news­pa­per or on tele­vi­sion.

If our homes were run like the child­ish drama in our Se­nate and Congress, there would be chaos and no unity what­so­ever. Even Bernie San­ders, the In­de­pen­dent, wants it his way. What has gone wrong with our think­ing? Can’t our rep­re­sen­ta­tives get to­gether for the peo­ple and not for them­selves? Their prom­ises at elec­tion time are just empty words with no thought of do­ing what they promised.

I can un­der­stand why so many peo­ple don’t vote, as what they were vot­ing for is usu­ally cast aside for the per­sonal agenda of the elected. May some sense of or­der, hon­esty, in­tegrity and co­op­er­a­tion be re­in­stated in our lo­cal and fed­eral govern­ment. If not, heaven help us. Clay­ton Chase Long­wood

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