To the editor: We certainly have a group of “old white men” serving as senators in Washington, D.C. These Republican leaders are trying to return this country to the 1950s.
After more than 70 years of hard work and sound decisions, these men are trying to undo the progress that has been made for human rights, gender equality, racial harmony, medical care for all, environmental protection, fair wages, etc. These individuals are ignoring the Constitution and our rules of law.
Mitch McConnell just rammed through the confirmation of Kavanaugh while ignoring and refusing to consider Obama’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Whatever happened to the 60 vote rule the Senate had previously established in its rules of order? It was changed to satisfy these “old men” and their personal philosophies. This regulation was originally designed to prevent filibusters. It is desperately needed and must be enforced in order to regain the confidence of the American people and keep the court as an independent, unbiased body that reflects the intent of the Constitution and the American people.
Our Founding Fathers would be horrified and disgusted if they witnessed what is going on in Washington. World leaders are laughing at us as they did at Trump at the recent U.N meeting.
We need a Congress and president who will work together in the best interest of the people. Today we have a leader who is not capable of creating that unity and is more interested in self promotion and pride. He is an impulsive, unstable and a compulsive liar with authoritarian values, beliefs and behavior.
The only way these problems and issues can be resolved is through change of leadership and representation.
That process will officially begin in a few short weeks when the mid-term elections are held. I personally encourage everyone to register and vote and begin to replace some of these “old white men” with individuals who are concerned about the people and not the party or themselves.