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November 21, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Washington won’t listen to us

I love my country, but fear it’s being destroyed.

Just over the horizon you can hear the rumbling of discontent.

Long ago, Sen. William E. Borah said “The marvel of history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their government.”

The people we elected to represent us in Washington are paralyzed to take action to control the economic and social disaster confronting America.

Personal and party priorities are more important to our elected than the good of American people and country.

Writing letters to the president or representatives in Congress is an exercise in frustration and futility.

At a time when our southern border was still intact, I suggested a type of fence that would have secured the migrant influx into our country. I was informed the cost would be $10-15 million, and was not considered. I also was told it would offend the governments of Mexico and Central America.

As of this writing, Washington has spent billions on a fence that is unable to secure the border, even with the many border agents employed.

As far as offending the governments of Mexico and Central America, they offend us and make fools of us.

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