Na­tion at turn­ing point

Souderton Independent - - OPINION -

To the Ed­i­tor:

We are at a cru­cial turn­ing point for our na­tion.

As is, our gov­ern­ment is com­pletely bro­ken un­less we de­mand per­for­mance and co­op­er­a­tion from our elected RI­fiFLDOV. :H FDn nR ORnJHU en­cour­age or tol­er­ate the bull­head­ed­ness in our Congress.

I am sure that you are aware that the draft­ing of the Con­sti­tu­tion and the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence was never one sided. They took PRnWhV RI “nHJRWLDWLRnV,” ZhLFh ZHUH IuOO RI “FRnFHV­sions” from both sides.

Lies and po­lit­i­cal fa­vors can no longer be tol­er­ated in Congress. Con­gress­men and sen­a­tors are there to serve all of us and our na­tion. This great na­tion was nearly shut down be­cause of these peo­ple be­ing un­will­ing to ne­go­ti­ate. We have had no real jobs bills from Congress with the ex­cep­tion of the stim­u­lus bill, which the Con­gres­sional BuGJHW 2IfiFH HVWLPDWHV FUHated and or saved 1.4 to 3.3 mil­lion jobs. A Plu­toc­racy is a na­tion ruled by a class of peo­ple whose power de­rives from their great wealth.

This is why Obama is the best choice of the two for pres­i­dent. Be­yond his re­elec­tion, we must de­mand that Congress both con­trib­ute and ne­go­ti­ate with each other. Yes, this is the same Repub­li­can-con­trolled Congress with the dis­mal 13 per­cent ap­proval rat­ing. The great­est Repub­li­can pres­i­dent of all time, Abra­ham Lin­coln, said in 1858 at his state conYHnWLRn, “$ HRuVH GLYLGHG against it­self can­not stand” (a con­cept fa­mil­iar to Lin­coln’s au­di­ence as a state­ment Je­sus recorded in all three syn­op­tic gospels — Matthew, Mark and Luke).

If the Republicans win this next elec­tion, we will be well on our way to be­com­ing a Plu­toc­racy. Their in­creased power will continue to change vot­ing abil­i­ties and the cor­re­spond­ing re­sults, re­duced health care (more so for women), re­duced conVuPHU SURWHFWLRnV — finDn­cial, food, drug, en­ergy, en­vi­ron­men­tal con­trol — and the GHUHJuODWLRn RI RuU finDnFLDO in­sti­tu­tions, which in it­self will lead to the next de­pres­sion.

So think care­fully on our na­tion’s course when you vote.

Submitted photo

DOU­BLE PLAYS PAY ... David Ke­pler, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Univest Bank and Trust Co., cen­ter, and Carmella Faust, se­nior vice pres­i­dent and di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing for Univest Bank and Trust Co., far right — joined by Le­high Val­ley Iron Pigs mas­cots...

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