These voters deserve better
The March 22 news article “A quiet lifeline to rural communities, threatened” delivered a poignant study of heartland Appalachia in these hard times. Four photographs and an article with numerous perceptive comments from residents in a handful of Kentucky small towns conveyed with clarity the chasm between candidate and President Trump’s deceitful promises and the actual lives of many Appalachian citizens.
These citizens (and others elsewhere) do not deserve what their representatives in Congress are carving out and preparing for them as they rush to judgment and action on the Republican program to “make America great again.” Especially in the areas of health care and essential programs to provide training, education and meaningful opportunities to advance in some of the most devastated parts of the country, the abdication of the Congress and the executive from their responsibilities as leaders is being laid bare for the world to see. These are moral obligations, not just political decisions, and justice demands that being our brothers’ keepers has relevance far beyond reading about it in Scripture.
David J. Rabadan, Annandale