Editor’s note: This letter is by Kathy Wagner.
I’m a senior citizen who is very worried about the direction of our country as well as our state. For many months our society has been besieged by turmoil. We all see and feel the fear caused by the Covid pandemic. We see nature’s fury with wildfires and hurricanes. We witness protests which originally had legitimacy, but were overtaken by an undercurrent of hatred and violence with evil intent.
Throughout history fear has been used by those in or those seeking power. Economic and societal issues are too often pushed to the side, allowing them to fester by kicking the can down the road. Appeasement only seems to fuel the unrest. Special interest groups prey on our fear to push through their agendas while people now are mostly focused on their job survival or family situation. We citizens must be aware of what is going on behind the scenes. We must do diligent research, know what each candidate stands for, and elect candidates who are working in our best interests. I think we are all tired of politicians who go along to get along and who have forgotten exactly who they represent!