TO THE EDITOR: The government shutdown had nothing to do with the interests of “by the people and for the people.”
It is a self-serving glorification for those so-called leaders.
Since the 2008 election there have been numerous letters to the editor here about the U.S. becoming a socialist country. Socialism is a “political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.”
On the eve of the shutdown, the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives changed the rule that would allow ANY member to move to vote to open the government with a clean resolution. The House Rules Committee passed House Resolution 368, under House Rule 22. House Resolution 368 gave that exclusive right to move to a vote to House Leader Eric Cantor or his designee.
Any House member supporting House Resolution 368 should be fired/recalled and sent back to their districts immediately! Once we have any resolution in our government that gives the exclusive right to anyone for anything, we move towards dictatorship, not socialism. A dictatorship is a form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a single dictator.
Congratulations, House of Representatives, you are a dictatorship. You changed our political structure and you have brought us to the edge of default. You made us a laughing stock in the world. It is time you were all sent packing immediately.
When you go, there should be a resolution that forces you to leave all your perks and lifetime benefits behind and become one of the faceless, nameless people in this country who struggle to feed their families and eek out a meager existence.
TO THE EDITOR: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Clinton County recently celebrated our 40th-annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon with 100 attendees.