Letter to the Editor: Better Angels

For the past year the “powers that be” have been telling us that America is not great and that only they can make us “great” again. The way I see it, it’s just the opposite. They are the ones not so great. Somewhere along the way the people in charge have lost their moral compass and sold their souls to the highest bidder, their donors.

Our government has put people in charge of offices that have been known adversaries mostly to gut them; nominated incompetent people or people who have paid their way in. There has been an all-out assault on our environment, safety regulations, education and our health care. I don’t know about the rest of you but I have always felt that this country of ours is great; sure we can always continue to improve. I believe that the majority of Americans don’t go around threatening their fellow man or other countries. I will not believe that the majority of Americans look down on the less fortunate and disabled. I will not believe that all of the poor and down on their luck people are just looking for handouts. Or that immigrants and dreamers should be rounded up and kicked out of the country.

So in this coming year, let us continue to fight the good fight and justice for all Americans. Remember we are great; let’s just work to make us better.


Carol Schmidt

Baileys Harbor, Wis.

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