Letters to the editor, August 24
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Updated: September 25, 2012 6:04AM
We need a leader like FDR
to get America going again
It seems what this country really needs is another Franklin D. Roosevelt to run it.
President Roosevelt was for the working class people and ridding poverty that plagued America. FDR ran this country himself and not like the Republican or Democratic politicians doing it today.
FDR gave Americans Social Security in the 1930s to provide for them in their retirement years. He also protected workers from wealthy corporate executives and companies that tried to stop them from forming unions so they could bargain for decent wages.
FDR made a 12-hour work day into an eight-hour work day. He also stopped the slaughtering and killings on the streets of America by helping get Prohibition repealed.
FDR died (April 12, 1945) before he could complete his social reforms for the American people. He tried to protect them from losing their health care, pensions, jobs and homes, not like the millions of Americans who are losing theirs today.
FDR said, “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have enough; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Try telling this to our lying, thieving, corrupt, backstabbing, freeloading politicians.
Need I say more to wake up the people?
We can’t afford to use new energy options right now
Much is being said about the presidential campaigns.
The slamming process begins — say anything, perhaps some of the nonsense will stick to those unprepared to make an independent decision.
It is expected that liberals will swing left, and conservatives will swing right. But this time, it is exceedingly important that we restore and revive our sacrosanct government back to the sacred ground of the founders of our great nation.
Recent government rules and regulations have put a stranglehold on homeowners and our small and large businesses.
Our natural resources are being snubbed for more expensive and less available resources. This great nation surely will embrace new energy options in the future, when our economy gets back on its feet. But now is not the time for expensive alternatives from our natural, plentiful supplies. If we would restart our oil, coal and natural gas resources, we could catch up with lost jobs and less-expensive fuels. Each business and each dwelling requires these fuels — and not all can afford these new energies.
Our transportation nationwide, including businesses, corporations and personal, is being hit like a cannon with the high price of fuels. For shame, America, we can do better than this.
I hope and pray new leadership will get us back to living in the United States we once knew and loved.
Shirley A. Lind