Letters to the Editor

Wants money out of politics

I believe all private money should be removed from elections and allow only a low maximum of equal funds to run a campaign. That way, we wouldn’t have so many “corporations are not people” ruining our government. Campaigning would become civilized by removing the “money vs. money” factor; more folks who really want to ethically serve their city/county/state/country would be on the same playing field.

Candidates would not be permitted to say anything about their competitors; instead, they could only campaign on what they would actually do once in office, no pie-in-the-sky promises that would prove to be non-existent in most cases. And get rid of all the annoying over-indulgent advertising, robo-calls and the like.

Our forefathers could not have envisioned, by any stretch of their imaginations, that elections would become so vile and overrun by greedy, power-hungry egoists with their own agendas. The only agenda would be to make this country great again and become fair, financially solvent and honest. A true aspirant would be thinking of how s/he could benefit our country, not how many people they would owe for the vast financial donations they needed to run their over-zealous campaigns.

Whatever happened to simplicity? Have we completely lost the concepts of “say what you mean and mean what you say” and “actions speak louder than words?”

Suzanne Kite

Bellingham

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