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home : opinions : opinions   April 29, 2016

3/15/2014 9:12:00 AM
Letters to the editor: Fire them all!

What happens in the private sector when an employee does not do their job? I believe we all know that you are terminated (fired) if you don’t perform the job for which you were hired.

I have no doubt that there are ood and decent people from both political parties in government — city, state and federal — but the sad truth is that the very, very vast majority are not doing their jobs — the jobs that we hired (voted for) them to do.

If, after the upcoming election, these non-performing incumbents are returned to office, we have no one to blame for their shortcomings and total ineffectiveness but ourselves. There is a proposal I understand, for a new amendment to our Constitution which in essence says, “Congress shall pass no law which exempts them from adhering to it.” Think about it. Is an amendment really necessary or should that just be common sense — oops, sorry — common sense and government are two words that do not fit together.

Another point was made many years ago when Ben Franklin stated that politics was never ever  intended to be a profession; it was an honor to be selected, you then served, did your duty, and then returned home and went back to work — allowing someone else to serve the next time.

It is time for all of us to make a thorough study of everyone running for election and to find out whether or not those incumbents deserve to be “hired” again and if the others are qualified and care enough to do the job — if your answer is “no” and “no” you know what your responsibility is.

It is far past time to put this country back where it belongs — in the hands of the voters.

Gary Campbell,

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