We are blessed to live here
Written by Penny Fattig, Gothenburg Wednesday, 08 September 2010 20:10
Here I go again. I had to respond to Neil Davis’s latest letter. He seems very discontented with our governing system. He doesn’t like the Democrats in charge but says that if we change politicians, they will only become part of a corrupt system.
I disagree with his assertion that we have a corrupt system. I have heard people say that the Democrats are advocating Marxism or socialism. Excuse me, but I believe we still have private ownership of property and everyone still has the right to vote. We still have the right to express our opinions (which Neil and I do quite frequently).
We are still a two-party system with a checks and balance system which is designed to detect and expose corruption…real corruption as opposed to alleged corruption by politicians or parties trying to discredit the other one. Although I believe we are exposed to entirely too much propaganda via those forwards which are designed to inflame the emotions but are not necessarily credible information, it is not illegal.
I believe we are blessed to live in a country where we can vote, own property and express our opinions. I feel blessed to have a form of government which cares enough about its people to take care of our elderly, disabled and veterans, educate our young people, defend us and feed us. These amenities don’t come from an evil form of government and don’t come without a price.