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Reader Opinion: Where are our values?

We hear over and over that we are the greatest country on earth. Who keeps repeating that? The wealthy and Republicans in government? We had eight years of an intelligent, well versed president who worked for all the citizens and got a lot accomp...

We hear over and over that we are the greatest country on earth. Who keeps repeating that? The wealthy and Republicans in government? We had eight years of an intelligent, well versed president who worked for all the citizens and got a lot accomplished in spite of the Republicans in Congress who swore to work against everything he wanted to assure he would be a one term president. Now we have a Republican dominated government who allows an infantile egotist who lies about everything he says and insults leaders around the world, to remain in the highest office. Everything this Congress does is aimed toward the enriching the wealth of the rich while diminishing social programs and regulations that protect the middle class and poor.

Our officials in government realize they cannot get re-elected on their merits so they do the bidding of those who contribute the most to their campaigns. They thrive on the blood money from the NRA at the cost of the safety of our citizens. They do not care how many innocent people get gunned down in places where they should be safe, even children. According to Everytown for Gun Safety group, We have had almost 300 guns being fired on school grounds since 6-year-olds were slaughtered at Sandy Hook and 18 of those just in this year. This has been going on for 20 years now.

So who thinks we are the greatest country now? No other civilized country has a reputation like ours that values money over children.

Julie Pawlak

Hackensack

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