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Saddened by political climate

Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I read the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Tribune daily, and I randomly read news via the Internet in the evening.

I consider myself a Republican, although I will vote for whoever I believe is truly the best person to represent our country, state, etc.

I recently read with interest the possible candidacy of Bill Daley for Illinois governor. Bill would be my vote for governor if the election were today.

This then led me to think of the dismal situation we now have with almost all of our elected officials nationwide, and the tripe I read on the subject as letters to the editor.

Registering guns to the point that equals my dog, defeated. Needing true health care reform, we see this as free birth control and trampling private organizations’ rights. Needing true tax reform to afford what’s really required, we sign pledges to never raise taxes.

Our “leaders” all agree to a form of playground brinkmanship with the sequestration agreements; we blame bombings on the lack of security this caused.

We have a local election; 16 percent of us turn out.

Based on all of this, I feel 84 out of 100 people with political comments in the Northwest Herald should stay quiet. I am ashamed to say I am a Republican, and, worse, I see our democracy failing for lack of effort.

I am saddened to feel this way.

Fred Lundstrom

Cary

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