Opt­ing out of the whole lit­tle cha­rade

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

I have al­ways been taught and be­lieve that the things we have and ac­com­plish in this life are gifts. With the gift comes re­spon­si­bil­ity.

In gov­ern­ment it seems some­thing has gone very wrong. We the peo­ple elect in­di­vid­u­als to hold po­si­tions of great re­spon­si­bil­ity in car­ing for this na­tion and to make de­ci­sions in the best in­ter­est of the Amer­i­can peo­ple. Have the elected of­fi­cials be­come so po­lit­i­cal that the wel­fare of this na­tion and the Amer­i­can peo­ple are no longer their prime mo­ti­va­tion in the de­ci­sions they make?

This line of thought started when I re­ceived am email for a po­lit­i­cal con­tri­bu­tion. I thought about the let­ters writ­ten to con­gress­men that ac­com­plished only the ac­ti­va­tion of a form let­ter.

I thought about con­ver­sa­tions with oth­ers who were also won­der­ing why prom­ises were made and bills were passed and the in­tended out­come was never ac­com­plished.

We go from cam­paign to cam­paign and those we have en­trusted with the wel­fare of this na­tion seem to be more wor­ried about the next cam­paign than what is ac­com­plished to help the Amer­i­can peo­ple. We are more wor­ried about po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness than the prob­lems we are fac­ing. I am not go­ing to en­able this kind of mis­use of power by con­tribut­ing to it.

We lis­ten and some­times be­lieve what they say but all cam­paign prom­ises give us is a list of hopes, much like our child­hood let­ters to Santa. The cam­paigns have be­come more im­por­tant than the prom­ises or what they stand for. Capt T.L. and Mrs. Bar­ton DC USN Pitts­burg, Kansas

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.