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Letters to the Editor

We need qualified people running for office and working together

Whatever happened to the need for truth, honesty, morality and compassion in our president, in our leaders and in ourselves?

When we demand, insist on and call for these qualities in politicians and in ourselves, then we may have the right to say, “The United States of America is great.”

I want to see qualified people, from all political parties, run in the primary election and all elections. Those who know right from wrong — know it and also live it. These words should apply to candidates running for any government office. We teach more with our life than with our lips.

Wouldn’t it be great if the men and women from both political parties worked together for the good of our country and its people? Is this too much to expect from those we elected to serve us?

When you vote, won’t you please remember: the values, ideals and principles on which the government of the United States was originally founded, the foundation on which it was built?

I came across this poem called, “The Man in the Glass,” by an unknown author. I believe the words of the last verse may sum up, in a few words, what I’ve been trying to say: “You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years; and get pats on the back as you pass, but your final reward will be heartache and tears, if you’ve cheated the man in the glass.”

Shouldn’t each of us think on these things?

If you want to have a real eye-opener, read and embrace all the words of this poem.

Edith “Sis” Verda, Granville

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