Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Dignity of the Voting Public

This year we have seen many times when our elected officials have failed in their duty to respect the dignity of the voting public.

We have a governor who put the Downs of Albuquerque’s business interest before local communities. If not local citizens, than who should be in charge of major decisions that would affect the safety and calm of local community life?

We have leaders of our police force who put property, personal interest, and money before the safety of the voting public.

These local police forces have taken away the lives of far too many non-convicted citizens. Their fatal behavior has resulted in making them judge, jury and executioner without the benefit of fair representation for citizens of our state.

We have republican presidential candidates who see no need to assist the poor and weak in our society.

Those same republican presidential candidates would make our elderly homeless and penniless in order to reduce the taxes of the top 1% of the richest in our population.

The republicans would remove illegal aliens from our country without regard for the destruction of families because they are foreigners. These are people who are only in search of a safe home and a better life for their own families.

These republicans politicians have turned a blind eye to the suffering of the many homeless families and would remove all support, which might aide them in attaining a better life for their families in the future.

These same republicans would remove all laws and rules that protect our environment. This does not make them good stewards of our lands. Our children’s future health and welfare may well depend on how we handle our current environment.

In 2012, the voting public has it within their power to prevent the republicans from taking control of the White House and the House of Representatives in our country. The voters must exercise their right in voting for people who would protect the moral values of our country. We simply cannot stay home.

While we must look upon these republican candidates with charity and benevolence, we simply cannot allow these misguided individuals to take control of our federal government.