To the editor:
This election is not about a change in political parties, but a fundamental change in the philosophy of governance, per Ayn Rand's philosophy.
What Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan represent is her idea of egocentric selfishness and complete disregard for others.
What people do not realize is the fact that the programs put in place by the Democrats during the last 60 years are what saved this country from complete disaster in the last failure brought on the by the Bush administration. It was the money in the Social Security fund that acted as a stimulus and kept the economy going.
That is another reason we don't want Ryan's ideas of economic reform to happen - no way do you want the Rand philosophy of government to take place. Government is here to serve the people, not the wealthy or any special group, but all the people. This balance is difficult to achieve when you have a Republican Congress which is only concerned with the wealthy and not the common man.
Do you think that a man like Romney has empathy for you? I don't think so.
Do you really think it would be wrong for the wealthy to pay a fair share of taxes? I am sure they would not miss a meal as many of the poor have, nor would they miss out of their extended vacations or luxuries.
By the term wealthy, I do not mean the middle class Americans - I am talking about the 2 percent who hold the majority of the wealth in the country. So, if you happen to make a decent living, do not align yourself with this group and think that you are a really wealthy person - you had better stick with the party that got you to that point. Remember, before the 1950s, only the people of means could go to college, get an education and get a better life.
The Republican Party would rather have you dumb and not able to think. So, think positive and vote Obama and the Democrats for Congress. Remember, those 2 percent who have spent more money than ever in history did it for their own selfish selves and not for us. They did not spend this kind of money without a return on their investment.
Please remember you are not one of them.