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Vail Daily letter: Dems don’t read?

Bob Foley
Vail, CO, Colorado

I have some Democrat friends. They are intelligent people for the most part.

What baffles me is their total faith in perfect strangers. They are willing, as a matter of fact, almost rabid in their defense of these perfect strangers. These strangers are our current elected U.S. senators and congressmen.

My friends do not want their elected officials to read to read the bills they are passing into law. My friends prefer to have some anonymous people make laws for them. My friends want to turn their lives, hopes and fortunes over to these perfect strangers.

Personally, the whole process of “hurry up” and “pass the bill” and “read it later” scares me to the core. Who are these people? What are their hopes and dreams? Are they nice people? Do they care what other people think? I have tried to call and write my congressman to express my fears and concerns about these new laws they are passing without ever reading them.

Am I missing something? Is this still America? I thought our elected officials were supposed to work for us. I have even gone to my congressman’s office in Washington, D.C. He was nowhere to be found.

For these reasons I am voting for Stephen Bailey for Congress this November. He feels the same way about the arrogance in Washington. He believes in the Constitution and the responsibilty of our elected officials.

He knows how to read and he promises to read every bill before it comes up for debate. He promises to be accessible to his constituents (his bosses) at all times. And I believe him.

Bob Foley


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