In a letter to the editor published May 16, 2014, Minnie Noble advised us to “Vote to amend the good old boys’ society.” I want to second that. Unless and until we, the voters, demand integrity in our elected officials, corruption will continue to escalate and our society, in general, degenerate.
We need to turn the tide of rampant corruption (as in the state Legislature) and dereliction of duty (as in Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administrations). This will take enormous effort by the American people. Let’s start locally, by electing Krishna Abrams as our district attorney.
John F. Kennedy once said, “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.”
For far too long, we have been comfortably inactive. We are comfortable with high unemployment rates while our stores are full of items made in China. We are comfortable with citizens waiting years for Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration to grant assistance to the elderly and disabled. We are comfortable with our children renting hotel rooms for prom and people dressing as if they are on a camping trip, no matter what the occasion.
Here, in Solano County, we have a chance to elect a district attorney who is out to do more than just join the “good ol’ boys’ network” and rake in a large salary for doing very little. We have a chance to begin, on a grass-roots level, a push back against the shambles we have allowed our society to become.
Let’s elect Krishna Abrams as our district attorney.