Sacrifice the future or work to save it
Two hundred years ago, a man by the name of Alexander Tyler made a warning that democracy could not succeed. He said that in any democracy it would only be a matter of time until the voters discovered the power of the vote to take from future generations that which was necessary to make their own lives easier.
I ask myself repeatedly how people can support a president so engulfed by corruption, lies, and deception. A good-looking salesman whose record holds little more than promises for more handouts and a promise "to take care of us."
People like me have believed that education, truth, and common sense would lead America to an age of reform and responsibility after decades of selfishness and moral decay. It has been a crushing shock to learn that many people have little or no concern in those values anymore.
Has America reached the point where those willing to sacrifice the future now outnumber those working to save it? On Nov. 5, we're going to answer that question one way or the other.
Michael Costello, Redmond