The problem is not the people, but government

My mom says “keeping up with politics will only make you crazy, because despite what you believe, the politicians do just what they want to in the end.”


Seldom have truer words been spoken.


I read in our local newspaper the monotonous tennis match of arguments between the same two or three contributors, yet I have grown exhausted from this idealistic banter. Smarter men would have concluded the art of “divide-and-conquer” has been waged against the citizenry by our deceiving incumbent politicians. Has it ever dawned on you that it is not about ideals but about power, prestige, and control our self-serving public servants are intent on maintaining?


How refreshing it would be to see the same fervent opinion to be directed toward how little success our congressmen and senators have achieved while warming their seats in Congress.


Voluminous words and meaningless rhetoric are the only “products” espoused from the legislative podiums and splattered across the pages of our local newspapers. Kindergarten was the last place I remembered where “trying real hard” was the measure of success.


I challenge all thinking people to refrain from attacking each other, as we are not the problem.


I have faith in Americans but my common sense compels me to distrust this farce of a government. Throwing money (entitlements, grants,etc.) at those among us to buy votes enslaves the least of them, and even the most astute find it difficult to resist the pork barrel programs.


We are blessed among all nations to have God-given freedoms and opportunities that drive the desperate to our shores, yet there is an insane trend in America to return to the European ways — fueled by the liberals and empowered by cowardly Republicans. Both of which are indistinguishable.


Momma knows best, lest we all go crazy.

W.J. Butcher

Newnan



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