I couldn't help but notice that it has been seven months since I last posted in this column. I know why,
of course, and that is that I have been, like many of you, SO completely turned off by the ongoing
mean-spirited atmosphere that politics has taken in our beloved country.
I have NEVER, in my seventy years, seen such a display of disrespect, and downright shocking
and outrageous attacks being made on our President. The lies and innuendos, not to mention the thinly
veiled racist motivated things being said, make me wonder how and why this is being tolerated.
I am old enough to remember when Senators and Congressmen were able to show respect and
decorum when dealing with and referring to each other, even when there was disagreement and a
fundamental difference between each of them. This, unfortunately, is no longer true and it is a
shocking state of affairs. It is truly shameful and beneath the dignity of their positions. Worst of
all, it is no secret that the citizen and what might be good or advantageous to all citizens, is no
longer the criteria for our Representatives. This is contrary to everything we expect when we
cast our vote.
Your vote is your voice. If you don't like what you hear or see, you have the power to change
it. It's your responsibility as a citizen to make sure that the people you send to Washington are
there to speak for YOU.