We have a broken political system powered by money instead of patriotism that has tilted the political process in a dangerous direction.  Candidates who don’t have the support of the party establishment and run against entrenched incumbents who cozy up to local elitists and their money don’t stand much of a chance getting their message out.  Local newspapers are average Americans last hope of ensuring a level playing field/providing information they can use to make objective decisions at the ballot box.

I know there is fear of retaliation from some entrenched incumbents and this drives decisions and actions on the part of some.  I believe this is what is driving the use of “question cards” that will be screened at a political forum when Veterans are invited to address certain congress persons at the local Veterans Center.  Sad state of affairs; we are goose stepping closer and closer to an America that is different from the America I spent over 20 years protecting.

Printed news is still a good way to get the word out and I hope and trust the TU will factually and objectively address all the candidates running for office, especially those who are handicapped and being ignored by the party establishment/elitists and their money that buy up endless TV and radio ads.

Americans can make/vote the right choices if given information vice being nudged into thinking there is only one alternative.  Things need to change soon or we ALL will suffer the serious consequences of failed leadership at all levels of government.

Please take the same amount of time and space you use to showcase the football team throughout the paper to inform your readers about all the candidates running for office.  Please help become a solution to one of the problems we have in American politics today…NO LEADERSHIP…vice becoming part of the problem by not helping inform your readers of their choices for future leadership positions.