Mike Knez: Leaders need to be more genuine
To the editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to talk about John Boehner. I have heard a lot of pros and cons about his emotional problem. I would like to voice my opinion, as this has stirred emotions.
Although I don’t know John, the first time I heard him talk was on Fox News. Then, after John got Speaker of the House, I began to like him more. I listened to him speak and my emotions began to run as his did.
I enjoyed listening to him speak about his young days when he was part of a large family and put himself through school to get where he is today.
That is living the American dream.
I think when you talk through your heart with such a sentimental story, you have good reason to get emotional. We need to stand behind these values.
Many parts of the American dream were built on sentimental values and when people could look each other in the eyes when they talked and a handshake was all that was needed.
I would rather have people in power talk through their heart and with sentimental values than with a forked tongue. If more senators and congressmen and even the president talked through their heart and had more sentimental values, the country would be a lot better off.
Remember, we live in the United States of America, where we are free and can live the American dream. Now there is another phase that goes with that and that is “united we stand and divided we fall.”
I believe we are at a Y in the road and it’s not far away.
The road to the left would be bigger government with more power and more control over our daily lives. The road to the right would be the road to freedom allowing us to live the American dream.
For example, as we currently operate, kids who wish to run a Kool-Aide stand or put together bake sales are being dictated by our current government by having to get permits.
This is just one of the many ways we are being overpowered by our government. We must get on the right path before it is too late.
I think the American people need to learn how to love their neighbor more and be kinder to one another, help each other when they can.
This can make you feel great just knowing it came from the heart and not just monetary payment. Remember, miracles start with you.
When Glen Beck did his rally Aug. 28, it was about restoring honor in yourself. Helping one another, going to church, getting back to God, learning to be a better person within.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May God be with you and may you have safe travels through your holiday.
Ruth Rose Hutton was a fighter. As she aged, multiple falls compromised her independence, but her spirit endured. She always seemed to recover, surprising her doctors and family, who were grateful to have her in their lives until her death at age 87.