The Sandpaper: Breath of Fresh Air

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 5:13PM in In the news, News


This Letter to the Editor originally appeared in The Sandpaper.

To the Editor:

Although I am a registered Republican and vote in most elections, I feel that this party no longer represents me or my ideals. In the past several presidential, gubernatorial and congressional elections, as well as the state legislative elections, there seems to be no one who has the moxie to grab the bull by the horns and tackle the real problems that face America or the state.

Contrary to what the media would have us believe, there is no gridlock in government. There is only a concerted movement from both parties toward more centralized power in government with a corresponding reduction in the rights of citizens. Establishment Republicans could have and should have embraced the Tea Party, but chose instead to marginalize and distance themselves from this grassroots movement.

What this country needs is nothing short of a miracle. We need candidates from both parties who are not afraid to tell us the truth and return natural rights back to the citizens. The soft tyranny that has become ensconced in America today needs to end. The overbearing agencies and their accompanying regulations have been a poison pill for prosperity.

Enter Steve Lonegan, a man with true grit. I just attended a meet and greet with Steve last week and confirmed what I already knew. This man is a breath of fresh air in the political spectrum. He is a voice for the people and only the people, not party politics or special interest groups. I will use my voice to help him get elected even though I’m no longer in this district to vote for him personally.

Vote for Steve in the Republican primary and again in November and we will have a voice in Washington that will resonate nationwide as well as in the 3rd District.

James M. Spickard