Cumberland Times-News


May 22, 2014

Treating each other with honor, respect would be welcomed

We have a political system that many use for their own benefit without respect for what it does for the welfare of our citizens or how it benefits our country. We say we have a twoparty system. I’m afraid that is in name only.

We want low-cost health insurance but don’t want to pay for our neighbor’s.

We want clean air and clean water but those who pollute to save money, don’t want to pay
the cost. We want our children to be well educated but begrudge paying our teachers a fair wage and assuring them of satisfactory working conditions.

We like to “eat out” but begrudge a living wage to the wait staff.

We condemn the wealthy 1 percent while we covet what they have.

We want our workers to have a fair wage but don’t want them to unionize.

We want the government to provide us with help but hate to pay the taxes.

So, what does government do? It plays the blame-game. It blames the other party. Thus we have a deeply divided country that cannot work together to solve its problems.

Let’s try a new transformational policy with honesty and by treating each other with respect.

Don Keefauver Hendersonville N.C.

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    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

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