Letters to the Editor

“We the people” can motivate change

Recently I suggested to some men that we pray for the President-elect. One man said he wouldn’t. I then thought, he’s right, I need to pray for my attitude first. Psalm 139:23-24 came to mind: “Search me O God and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Our Constitution starts with “We the people”, yet only 55 percent of “We the people” voted. I was not fond of either candidate but voted for the one who lost. Neither the president, Congress, the Supreme Court, nor the military- industrial complex can make America great, but “We the people” can. But “We the people” must be willing to sacrifice time from our already busy lives.

In January and February 2015 I wrote my representative, both senators, and president actual letters with postage each week for eight weeks asking them to do something about campaign finance reform. I got the obligatory thank you with platitudes.

However, one senator actually took time and wrote a letter with some thoughtful possible solutions. After 32 letters I gave up. But what might happen if each of us wrote a letter a week with postage asking for campaign finance reform. Week one: representative. Week two: senator. Week three: president. Week four: the other senator. It would do two things. Help the postal service bottom line and inundate our legislators and president with envelopes saying “We the people” want change.

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