Letter: Presidential candidates cannot be trusted

There is an old saying that the pen is mightier than the sword. The pen no longer is any mightier than the ink it holds because truth no longer has any meaning.

I think the national news media should run the government because they seem to know it all. I’ve yet to tune into a news program where they didn’t have all the answers to every domestic and foreign problem.

We don’t have to look far to see how much we have fallen as a human race. It’s quite apparent when we the people opt for candidates to our highest office who deceive, mislead, deny, misrepresent and lie.

We could have picked 12 people at random off the street, entered them in a game of rock-paper-scissors and ended with two who easily could exceed what we have now. We might even find someone decent and would have saved a billion in campaign money.

Many people think that electing a new president will bring great change and a new savior. Wrong. Our debt keeps growing (no one cares), crime, violence and drug use are way up. Food pantries keep in great need while people worship casinos.

And there is only one savior that many have forgotten with their own self-importance and greed. But all of the signs are showing that he hasn’t forgotten us.

Gary L. Roberts

Center Point

CONTINUE READING

MORE Letters to the Editor ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

Isn't it interesting that the Cedar Rapids City Council wants to have input in the Cedar Rapids school board's reorganization of elementary schools? Maybe council members should consider allowing the school board input on city TIF ...

Dear Congressman Rod Blum, As a Representative of our State of Iowa, why is it when a person calls your office in Washington, D.C. the caller cannot even leave a message because the voice mail box is full? As a Congressman you sho ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.