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October 18, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Election gave people power

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Our recent political history has been severely divided between a sudden far-right movement by Republicans and the hang-by-our-nails-for-survival of the working middle class, represented by Democrats. The Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court posted a “for sale” sign on our government, and corporate giants were ready to spend any amount to buy complete control. This would make possible the complete takeover of the national economy by those fortunate few.

But the middle class rose up to stop their effort by electing Barack Obama again.

This is larger than one election. This was our chance to wrest control of our government and our economy from those who would dictate personal morals, health choices for women, preferences for our life partners, income and chances for success. Obama and his supporters have won this election. We have the power of the presidency to back our agenda.

We will work with them if they present reasonable compromise, but we will not give them everything they want. They lost when they presented their ideas to the voters. We won.

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