Letters to the Editor

If you want change, get involved

Do you like the politics of our state and country? Do you like the name calling, bullying, the lies from our government, the polarization of our politics? Would you tolerate this from your kids or contemporaries? If you’re answering “No” then ask yourself what can I do about it? You need to insist that your elected officials reflect your values — our values. For example, if you do an internet search on any politician and look for how much money has been contributed to that specific individual’s reelection campaign. It is staggering. There is way too much special interest money connected with politics, that money is buying the service of that individuals. So, we have elected officials for life and making more on the side than we’re paying them along with the special interest groups!

What is the solution? We have term-limited our president. Why not term limit our senators and representatives (reduce time the special interests have to influence the politicians)? And reduce the access to individuals by special interests.

If you’re tired of the politics as usual — name calling, bullying, and want the money and influence out of politics — then get involved in the system to work for change. And vote.

Tim Murphy

Waterloo

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