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Letters to the Editor

May 25, 2010

Candidate says he will work for the people



To the editor:

For more than a decade, I have sought to create effective change by actively participating in the political process from behind the scenes. I've always been proud of our country and the principles upon which it was founded. However, we all deserve to be proud of our government.

Congress chooses political expedience over what's right for the nation and is influenced more by special interest groups than the people they represent. An entrenched body of career politicians erodes accountability and responsiveness, promotes a growing national debt and maintains the status quo.

Roscoe Bartlett, for all his considerable virtues, is an entrenched politician, not the self-professed citizen legislator he clams. He talks about "peak oil," monetary issues, immigration reform and deficit spending, yet he does nothing to seriously effect change. He campaigned on term limits, signed the "Contract with America" and now, after nearly 19 years, fails to display true leadership and deliver on his promises.

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It's time to return the House of Representatives to the people, as the Founding Fathers envisioned it when they signed the Constitution.

That seat in the House of Representatives is not a Republican seat, it's not a Democratic seat, it's the people's seat, and the people deserve effective representation and leadership in Washington, something the current occupant has failed to deliver.

We now face one of the largest tax increases in history, increasing intrusions on the authority of local governments and attempts to legislate away, one by one, individual freedoms. Congress won't change until we change Congress. It's time to take back our government from entrenched career politicians and return to the people.

It is our duty to ensure that our children and grandchildren are not burdened with this generation's deficit spending, the consequences of a failed energy policy, a failed immigration policy, federal encroachment on local government, eroding personal liberties and an insecure world where the United States is under siege.

We must never forget that it's about the people, it's about the future, it's about the principles upon which this country was founded and not career politicians, lobbyists, special interest or partisan politics.

I've decided I can no longer sit on the sidelines.

Joseph T. Krysztoforski
Republican candidate for Congress
6th Congressional District




We can produce enough energy to meet needs



To the editor:

I understand that the United States could produce enough natural gas and clean coal to meet the needs of our great country. The important thing about this is we could stop sending billions and billions of dollars to our enemies to purchase oil.

Now I realize it will not be an easy challenge because of the powerful oil conglomerates now in place. However, I think we must find a way to accomplish this for a variety of reasons, such as the security of our nation and the environment. Plus, it would be a great boost in employment, helping our economy.

I think I am right about this. I hope I soon see this become a reality for our nation. We need to do this, don't you think?

Jack Myers
Hagerstown

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