I have been listening to all these political ads and find it very disturbing what is going on in this country. They accuse the president of lying, then they go out and do the same things. It does not make sense.
There is too much hate and violence toward other people’s beliefs, and it has to stop. I hear short comments on what they will do, but no real talk about their ideas, just criticism of the other parties.
American people have always prided themselves on our willingness to listen to other opinions. It was called freedom of speech. We were a caring nation, always trying to help the less fortunate. Something has changed. We now are being told the less fortunate are Free Loaders and Do Nothings. If you worked hard all your life, you are not entitled to anything. I do not hate the rich. I do no hate anyone.
I do however believe the rich have too much control over our government and families continue to remain in power. It seems most of the politicians today are sons or daughters of past politicians. There needs to be more common people in our government. They can bring a new outlook on our problems. I believe our current politicians are not looking after the common man’s interest.
We now have organizations that want their candidates to sign pledges not to do one thing or another. Worse yet, one large organization has told their candidates they will not back them if they think about bi-partisanship. They do not care what it will do to the country. We saw this back in July 2011 when they brought this country to its knees because they would not comprise. That in my book is un-American.
This country was founded on people coming together and sharing their beliefs. Working together to solve their problems in a way that was beneficial to all. Many complain about class warfare. They are right, but it is the middle class that is being attacked.
We have politicians trying to take away the rights of people to vote. I believe in a fair election, however instead trying to take away their right to vote, help them get the proper identification. I heard one politician say their churches and neighborhoods can help these people get this needed identification. Most of these same churches are stretched to their limit in trying to help them survive they cannot add that to their list. Neighborhoods, that the less fortunate, live in do not have the resources to help people either.
I firmly believe no matter who is elected, they will not do what they say. Their special interest groups or their PAC supporters will dictate how a elected official will vote or take a stand.
I hear a lot of people saying they will not vote because they do not like either person. That is sad. We are fighting all over the world, soldiers are dying for others to have the right to vote but we have people here saying I do no like it so I won’t vote.
When you say that, think of the countries in the world that do not have this right.
If you do not believe in the candidates, then vote the ideals of that political party, but vote. I never want to be around when someone says, “I remember at time when we had the freedom to vote.”
Hopefully, we can make sure our politicians have heard us and will stop bickering and get to work solving our pressing problems in a fair and equitable solution for all American citizens.
Laura L. Lillie is a Lake Wylie resident.