Letter to the Editor: And So It Goes

Well, it has been confirmed: The “ugly American” has returned. I read a quote recently that stated, “People with no shame do shameless things.”

It sure was evident these last few weeks in the House of Representatives. All I can say is that if these are the Republicans who are supposed to be representing me and my fellow Americans, I think not. It appears that no respect, no integrity and lack of character is their new modus operandi.

In my life of more than 70 years, I have seen much, but I have never been embarrassed for my country. Now what is happening in the House today is a circus. When did threatening, screaming and outright dishonesty become the norm? In other words, very little civility is practiced. What ever happened to listening to each other, compromising and generally being an educated adult? What have we become to accept this kind of behavior?

Philosopher Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” We have the power to change this; all we must do is show up and vote. Vote for people who represent us, the common man, people who care about the environment, people who care about justice for all, and most of all, people who represent our country with honor.

Carol Schmidt

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin