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We need to function as a republic

By From page A13 | June 11, 2014

What’s good enough for your family?

Limited participation in the primary election process creates a disappointing menu for November. Career politicians and their special-interest enablers rely on this and on short voter memories of unfilled pledges from prior campaigns. Busy voters often employ party affiliations and candidate charisma, not actual qualifications, as shallow criteria for voting. The results are rocketing costs of electricity, gasoline, health insurance and groceries with a diminished value of our dollars.

Not the “hope and change” that politicians were promoting.

Instead, the people are plagued with a failing economy, dangerously diminished national security, diluted individual freedoms and a national debt that threatens retirement and the future for our progeny. Not progression, only regression. Now we must adopt election behavior that serves the people, not political parties and their special-interest enablers. Either the people rule or are ruled.

Rulers view our Constitution as an obstacle to their covert agenda, not the guardian of the people’s freedoms. Checks and balances, astutely crafted into the Constitution, are circumvented to preserve their rule over the people. Embedded politicians and party power-brokers use weapons like denial, deceit and deception to solidify their stealth rule. Rulers are convinced they, not you, know what’s best for your family.

Conversely, agents in a republic seek to serve the people. They preserve the law, pursue the people’s preferences and protect individual freedoms to best serve their families. Such agents don’t pervert science or manipulate the media to alter information. Free people use elections to reconcile adverse situations like a failing economy, multiple failures of the Affordable Care Act, the folly of delaying domestic energy independence and other stonewalls harming the nation.

Now Americans are alert to ruler ploys. Now people will judge based on proven performance, not time-worn rhetoric. Now their trust will be rewarded with statesmen who promote, not pervert, the people and their Constitution. Now, the people are the special-interest and pride in America is their reward.

Chuck Erwin



Letter to the Editor


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  • CD BrooksJune 11, 2014 - 6:20 am

    What's your point Chuck?

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  • DanielJune 11, 2014 - 6:34 am

    He described all the Demo polticians that inevtably become corrupt, the likes of Pelosi, Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters, Harry Reid, Obama and the Clintons, none that have ever had a private sector job nor owned a business nevertheless they all became multi-millionares just with their government paychecks.

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  • CD BrooksJune 11, 2014 - 6:58 am

    Really Daniel? Mr. Erwin has exposed an interesting message about his less-than-love for his fellow man here. I love it when Conservatives toss around the Constitution as their "rule book." Nice to see the GOP and their minions cherry pick the amendments they have consistently misinterpreted and tried to change to force their agenda. Then lay it all off on Democrats? Pathetic.

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