This letter is in answer to Carol Earich’s Oct. 20 letter. Carol would like to see a third political party.
I wholeheartedly agree with Carol that this nation needs a third party, but we don’t need another party of politicians. One thing that is wrong with our system is the fact that we have way too many politicians.
There is one party and their slogan is, “of the people, by the people and for the people.” But that is just a slogan; the meaning behind the slogan has long been forgotten.
What this nation needs is an organization of dedicated people who will uphold the ideals for which this nation was first founded. Where will you find people with these ideals?
The first thing this group would be faced with is self interest, which has to be abolished; their devotion must be to the good of the majority of the population.
The second decision this group would be faced with is party loyalty. The group would have to weigh each and every decision so that their decision would be to the advantage of the majority, and forget about party politics.
The people that we send to govern our everyday lives possess a fear, a fear that if they do not vote accordingly to the party politics they will be ostracized by their fellow party members.
My recommendation is this: The people who are elected and the people casting votes should consider that the decision that made today will affect the future of their livelihood and the generations that follow.
This all boils down to one of the best pieces of advice: Let’s all work so we can get this nation back to what our forefathers fought and died for.
Francis W. Leslie