Letter to the editor: Let’s lift everyone up
With so much talk about socialism, maybe we should think about why people are thinking that way, rather than condemning them.
Many people think a single-payer health care system is a better option due to the inadequacies of the present system. I am dealing with something that is causing me to lean toward a new system as well.
Many people feel there is a lack of compassion today. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Young adults work as waiters/waitresses making $2 an hour, and have college debts and bills to pay. CEOs make millions while others scrape by. Worthy students are left out when people cheat to get into prestigious universities. Capitalism has put a price on everything.
People say, “don’t vote for the better person, vote for the one with your ideas.” I relate that to a vote for the best snake-oil salesman. Let’s get back to voting for good people that do just things for just reasons. I vote for who I think is the best person. Please think about following my lead. Have the best interest of everyone in mind.
Our nation is at a crossroads. Let us decide to work together as a nation, state, county and school district to lift everyone, especially kids, to a better life. If we do this, there will be no more talk of socialism. If we don’t, many will be left behind to fan the flames of socialistic talk.