If You Can Keep It

Dear Editor,

One of two things is going to happen with the Mar-A-Largo raid. Either there was a violation by the Trump organization and everything is justifiable, or we are witnessing the beginning of the end of our constitutional republic form of government and the beginning of a socialist state. If it’s the latter, it may very well be the beginning of a second American Revolution.

How have we gotten here? I believe the major reason is too many people became complacent and failed to do the primary duty of every legal citizen, which is to participate. Serving in office has gone from a duty to a profession. Doubt me? Look at what these “public servants,” both D & R, have set up for themselves. It’s gone from public service to a profession. And now we are paying the price regardless of the outcome of the current situation. And we have no one to blame but ourselves due to a lack of interest and action by the majority of people.

Politics as a profession needs to end. I never thought I’d be saying this, but we need term limits. Too many of these people have developed a “this is my job” attitude. Wouldn’t you like a job where you get to set and raise your own salary, give yourself perks and have other people pay for it all? What’s wrong with this picture?

We the people are slowly being returned to the status of subjects, like we were before the American Revolution. The difference is it’s being done using the frog in the pan tactic. Put a frog in a pan of water on a stove and slowly turn up the heat until you boil the frog. Instead of a king, we will have a collective of people who know what’s best for us, or so they think.

Our biggest hope is the Republican Party, but only after two things happen. One, grow a pair, and two, clean house and get rid of the RINOs in the party. I’m not saying toe the party line, I’m saying do the work of the people as they demand.

After the vote to adopt the Constitution, Ben Franklin was asked if we now have a monarchy or a republic. His reply, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

That’s the question. Can we keep it, and how far will we go to do so?

Alan Marshall


Feed The Right Wolf

Dear Editor,

A Cherokee elder sitting with his grandchildren told them: “In every life there is a terrible fight – a fight between two wolves.  One is evil: fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment and deceit.  The other is good: joy, serenity, humility, generosity, confidence and compassion.”  A child asked: “Grandfather, which one will win?”  The elder looked at him in the eye and said: “The one you feed.”

With that as a backdrop, it’s obviously a very discouraging time for America, but we must still believe in the power of the people to create change for the betterment of the country and the world.  We all need to be upset and channel that emotion into positive energy and constructive action.  We are in danger of losing our democracy, thus silence and inaction aren’t viable options.

Bob Kollar


Right To Vote Questioned

Dear Editor,

Something to think about as Greensboro has just finished City Council elections and passage of five bonds worth $135 million.  Many do not know that residents of several retirement facilities vote on these bonds but the facilities they live in are non-profit facilities and pay no property taxes in Greensboro or Guilford County. They each have their own polling places for elections. The question?  Should these residents be allowed to vote on bonds that they pay no taxes on?

Max Madrin