- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 22, 2011


It is our right and duty as Americans to elect our public officials, make sure they follow through on their promises after being elected and replace them if their actions have taken our nation backward.

Somewhere along the line, our politicians convinced us they knew what they were doing and that they were getting the job done. It is obvious that they began acting mischievously around the time we stopped paying extra attention to them. As a result of our failure to remain vigilant, our politicians have accumulated an enormous and unprecedented debt, enacted irrelevant and illogical social entitlement programs and created a governmental system that no longer functions properly. Never before has our government increased in power and drained away its people’s fundamental rights like it has in the past decade.

And even though we have sent our state legislators and congressmen a message by sending a large number of them back home, there still remains a sizable number who continue to go against the will of the American people to pursue their own personal and political agendas. Fortunately, there is a method for taming these out-of-touch career politicians: Vote them out of office.

While millions are struggling simply to make ends meet, our elected officials are venturing out to exclusive clubs for a few drinks and rounds of golf at the expense of the American taxpayers. There is no excuse for the irresponsible and reprehensible actions of our politicians, and there is no reason for the American people to continue to elect them. It’s time to renovate and renew Washington, one lawmaker at a time.


Morganton, N.C.

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