Abe and Obama
EDITOR: How does President Barack Obama rank among our past presidents you ask (“The worst president?” Letters, Wednesday)?
Let's see, he has guided us through some of the roughest times known with serious foreign threats and a huge national recession, while enduring border-line mutinous behavior by Congress.
Yeah, it would have been a lot easier for him to coast in the usual direction — further gambling the future of our children, country and planet. Instead, he's courageous enough to aim us in the right path — away from the strong gravitational pull of greed, selfishness, prejudice and oil.
Looks like he deserves a spot next to Abe.
Money and loyalty
EDITOR: I don't understand all of this bashing of President Barack Obama. He sits at his desk in the Oval Office with pen in hand waiting for our elected members of Congress to pass legislation that he will then sign or veto. He doesn't make legislation and enforce it. If he did, this country wouldn't be a democracy but a dictatorship. He can influence Congress, but it is up to the members to do their job of representing the voters.
In future elections, we need to stop looking at the political party and look at the person who represents the poor and hardworking middle-class Americans who have made this country the envy of the world. Those that have gained great wealth got it because of the hardworking citizens of this country.
The obligation of political parties — whether Democrat, Republican, Peace and Freedom or Libertarian — should be to the voters. Money buys many things, and loyalty to the voters soon disappears.
In future elections, we need to look hard at the people running for office and the issues they feel strongly about and not how money can influence us. Vote wisely, my fellow Americans. This country is in trouble.