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Wake up & start working together

| Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

Just how did our political infighting get so vicious? Americans who should be working together to fix our country are now doing everything from calling each other names to shooting at each other.

In the election of 2016, progressives lost political power, largely because of the ineffectiveness of President Barack Obama's administration. Progressives largely believe in more federal government programs and controls, sharing your revenue, a smaller military and more pollution regulations on industry.

The progressive candidate, Hillary Clinton, unexpectedly lost to a non-politician businessman supported largely by middle America's working classes. He bluntly promised to work for more jobs, lower taxes, fewer government regulations, a stronger military, stopping ISIS and draining the Washington political swamp.

I now hear many intelligent but partially informed citizens echoing the party lines of the extreme elements of their parties instead of ascertaining facts for themselves. And I hear self-proclaimed “elite intellectuals” from government, universities and media, with almost no hands-on experience, affecting crucial government policies that are not practical and that increase government waste.

We have to wake up to what we want for our country and our children's future, and start working together to solve our many problems — by letting our government do the work it was elected to do.

Remember, “those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Ron Raymond

Buffalo

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