The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

July 28, 2013

Letters to the Editor 7/28/13



D.C. leadership lacking

Dear Editor:

After watching TV, reading newspapers and talking to my friends, also others, they all seem to have the same opinion about “our” leadership in Washington, D.C.

Many of the people are saying they are afraid they are slowly losing their freedom and rights given under the Bill of Rights, and also think the Supreme Court has been systematically perverting it and the Constitution since the 1940s.

The consensus is that the leading members of Congress and some senators are creating most of the same situations that are causing all the protests taking place around the world. According to the news and other publications, these people are elected to represent the voting public citizens. But, they are indebted to lobbyists that represent banks (do not pay interest on our deposited money any more), corporations, oil companies, super rich persons, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies.

One lobbyist was on TV many times bragging about having control of the members of Congress. This Congress has stonewalled every bill that would create jobs, health care, and anything that may help someone in distress (most of the time because of politics) created by outside influence.

I would like to know just how we can get rid of these politicians and elect someone that will do the will of the people, and truly represent the voting public. It is time that we get rid of the selfish, greedy and power hungry people that control the way of this country, as its citizens are being slowly destroyed.

Many of the politicians profess to be Christians, but have no idea what the word of God says about the penalties to be paid for many of the things they say and practice. The god of money or power will not keep them from paying the price that the true God says they will receive. If the politicians in Washington had to live by the same rules as everyone else, this country could once again become one nation under God, and in God we trust.

We need someone that knows how to get a petition started to make the supreme justices an elected position, not appointed for life. Have term limits for all politicians, with no outside gifts. We need to take our country back from special interests. Let’s really let freedom ring and worship God, not money!


Capt. F.E. “Jack” Morgan (retired)



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