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Writer asks: return to ‘government by the people for the people’

October 30, 2013

The government shutdown upset me greatly. In fact, I started looking at Zombie Apocalypse websites (just kidding) and the media is disgraceful in hyping it all and bringing division amongst our citizens. However it all comes down to this: Do we really have a President who is bipartisan? The answer is obviously no. The Republicans are not liberal Democrats, therefore they do not see the world as the Democrats do. The job of the President is to work with all the Senators and House members to get things done. However what concerns me more is all the U.S. citizens who are so willing to vote in politicians who want bigger and more powerful government. Our U.S. government has run up trillions of debt, and it continues to throw money around the world supposedly helping everyone from Israel to Palestine with seemingly no plan, or rhyme or reason. I truly and respectfully ask: why would anyone want a bigger more powerful government? I tell you, it is time to take the USA back to a government by the people for the people, a patriotic government that is not Republican or Democrat but that represents a balance of all of its citizens. Amen.

John “JP” Pasquale
Livingston Manor, NY