Let’s make elected officials accountable

To the editor:

Five months ago, a national election was held, with the voters speaking very clearly. We said we’re sick and tired of the gridlock, partisan politics, petty arguments and distractions that are used to divert our attention away from the real problems.

The latest distraction is from a justice on the Supreme Court, who thinks the voting rights law is a racial entitlement. Did anybody notice what Justice Antonin Scalia was wearing when he made this stupid statement? Was it a suit, his black robes or a white sheet with a pointed hat? This goofball is still living in the 19th century. What a disgrace, from the highest court in the land. He needs to have his mouth washed out with disinfectant, a new pair of glasses and a long period of psychotherapy.

If you’ll remember, prior to the election, all you heard was how concerned those running for office were about jobs, the cost of health care, taxes, education and public safety. Even after 20 children were slaughtered in their school rooms by a mad man, they can’t acknowledge that there are people with mental issues who need to be weeded out of the system so they can’t own an assault weapon. No wonder their approval rating is 9 percent.

The economy is about to fall to pieces again, and all they can do is blame each other for things like a terrorist attack in Libya. Where the hell do these people come from? It’s sure not the country I was born in.

If they refuse to do their job, we have to get rid of them. It’s imperative that they start putting the country and the people first. When 40 people in this country own 60 percent of all the assets, there’s something terribly wrong. Nobody needs that much money, and they should be paying their fair share in taxes.

We must pay attention. If your congressperson votes against things that are important to you and your country, you’ve got to vote against them. That will get their attention.

They’ve got to get the message that their career is not a priority – your job, your family and your future are. If we don’t start banding together and turn the hate into positive action, we’re going to be roadkill. We’re letting 30 percent of Congress set the agenda, and that’s got to stop. United we stand, divided we fall.

Stan Galownia

Mingo Junction