Williams: Apathy ‘not an option’


To the editor:

Apathy is not an option this year when it comes time to vote. Apathy is the reason we are in the mess we have now.

We have watched the Washington, D.C., politicians trample our constitution, freedoms and use our tax dollars to bribe senators for votes to get legislation through that we, the people, didn’t want.

The Obama administration is beyond doubt the worst we have had. He has us on a fast track to socialism, and with control of both the Senate and Congress, we have watched our liberal representatives follow him over the cliff.

Our nation as we know it cannot survive another two years with that much control by the far left.

Consider what has already passed: Health care we cannot pay for and didn’t want that has very little to do with health care and is all about control, and TARP bailouts that were $800 billion.

There is no such thing as too big to fail, and that includes governments.

Cap and trade, if passed, will put us back to third-world status when all of our jobs go to China. An energy policy that will increase our dependence on foreign oil from 60 to 70 percent to 90 percent or more.

A foreign policy that spits in the face of our allies and coddles our enemies. A total failure to deal with securing our borders, not just to illegal immigrants but to terrorists as well, because they want reform on their terms only.

That would include a 20 to 30 million person increase in health care we can’t afford, not to mention the drain on other public services, additional welfare, rewarding law breaking and their favorite, up to 30 million new Democratic voters.

Don’t forget all that government transparency that was bragged about.

We need to vote these reps out and replace them with people that will honor our constitution. The reason we have a constitution is to protect us from what we have now.

It is our duty to restore this country to some semblance of order, and that means you vote and then monitor the people you vote in to make sure they do what we sent them there for.

Vote for the people who will work for us, not for the party or lobbyists, people who will work to repeal Obamacare, secure our borders, balance our budget, cut the size and scope of government, and bring some pride back to our nation.

More government is not the answer, as they would like you to think. The larger government gets, it feeds on itself and becomes a bigger problem.

A smaller, less intrusive government lets business prosper, more people are employed, and more taxes are paid. Instead of hiring tens of thousands of new government employees, we need to downsize by tens of thousands.

If the Democrats were proud of their records, they would be running on them and not from them, and then trying to muddy the waters by bad-mouthing their challengers.

John Williams


jamcolo 6 years, 5 months ago

First one must ask what the republicans are going to do.Well most every one has said they will revoke Obama's healthcare plan. I just don't get how the religious can vote for an insurance company to make money by telling the parents of a dieing child that he is no longer covered because the dieing child is costing the insurance company share holders money.

What do the republicans want to do about the uninsurered?

They want to give us more of the same.That is tax free health savings accounts. Tell me how much money will a couple both working $10 an hour jobs with three kids be willing to have pulled from every check they are going to get in the next year? this couple will have to decide this a few months before the years starts. Being a person that likes to live in reality I would have to say this couple will place no more then $0 into this health account. Ah but the rich can take full advantage of this tax free health account there by getting the rich another way not to pay taxes. The rebuplicans want socialism for the rich and capitalism Are you going to give it to them?


jamcolo 6 years, 5 months ago

I forgot to talk about all the soft money being spent on republican candidates. Republicans rule the roost in soft money. First thing they do when they come to power is go after the only big soft money the democrates have. That is Union money. All the while taking money from groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This group gets its millions from big oil,Pharmaceutical and Wall street. Do you believe these rich people have our best interest in mind? Some of the best paying jobs we have are union jobs.


wellwell 6 years, 5 months ago

The letter and responses appear to be party oriented and very opposite ends of the spectrum. I would encourage both to research both sides to become informed. Advertising has little merit and the true issues should be found.

Please be well informed. Please vote. Follow your vote by making your representatives responsible to you, They represent you.


jamcolo 6 years, 5 months ago

Hello Wellwell,

Nope I am a registered republicans. I miss my old party. I am done with the republican party till it learn to leave religion out of it.

No more people in office that believe the earth is 6000 years old. Every time the republican get in power we are flooded with teaching creationism in public schools, pressure against the homosexuals lifestyle and personhood amendment stuff.

The democrates figured out that to be anti gun will cost them. It is my hope that the republican party will figure out people like Ken Buck, Sarah Palin, and Sarah O'Connor hurt the republican party far more then help it.

IMO thats what led to Obama getting elected in the first place. I was going to vote for McCain tell he picked Palin as his running mate.


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