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POLITICS: Demand honesty, transparency

Letter by John R. Bleasdale, Tacoma on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:18 am with No Comments »
December 7, 2012 12:44 pm

Capitalism is the only path to freedom, but it can easily be corrupted. Socialism is a form of slavery, but it gives us comfort.

Make the rich pay, spread the wealth, force those lazy bums to work, end welfare handouts…. These political slogans have been shouted long before our country was formed, and they will continue until the demise of the human race.

Our government was formed by men who began their working careers in their preteen years. They knew the value of hard work and the consequences of bad decisions. They designed our country in a structure that gives us, the individual, an opportunity for success while maintaining the possibility of failure. Unfortunately, we now have a country that has been morphed into an entity that fabricates success by handing out money and coddles failure by handing out money.

We elect morally corrupt people that know what words to say and promise us everything, but we get instability while they attempt to inflate their own self worth. Then, we reelect them expecting to be governed into our individual sense of utopia.

If we do not demand transparency, honesty, integrity, and love of country from all our politicians, then we will soon be governed into a new form of oligarchy – or, are we already there?

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