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Call to put America before party, before self

Call to put America before party, before self

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To the editor:

Today there are too many Republicans and too many Democrats and not enough Americans. Politicians of both parties think, and vote, what is best for their party, not what is best for the country.

The office of the President of the United States used to be the most prestigious elected office on this planet, but it has become worldwide a laughingstock and cartoon to be disregarded. When they take the oath of office, they swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not just their party’s platform.

When young men and women enlist in the Armed Forces of the United States, they say they are willing to go in harm’s way, if necessary, to defend everyone’s rights., not just a select few who agree with each other.

There was a time in the country when people who had different opinions, it was because they had different ideas, different up-bringing, different goals, different religions, different lives. But these days if people disagree, it is because your opinion does not matter and if you don’t agree with me, you are a flaming idiot whose ideas should be disregarded and dismissed.

In my opinion, in the last few years, the divide in this country has done more to separate the people of this country than the Civil War and has caused almost as much damage.

Even a simple thing like wearing a face mask has created this same divide, and if you do wear one, you are willing to submit to “the man” instead of offering to suffer a slight discomfort to help protect yourself and others from an unwilling illness and potential deadly disease.

This kind of stuff, like this letter has gone on far too long and if things do not change and we start discussing and compromising, it’s going to get worse before it gets better

Rod Mathewson

Scottsbluff

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