YOUR VIEW: Politicians need to remember 'the people'

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:11
Written by Sharon Baretta

To The Editor:

In light of dishonorable and disappointing political and personal choices and actions that have created our current political and social crisis, this is written for those currently holding elected office and for those seeking one, at any level of government. Written as a reminder for what appears to have been forgotten or, quite possibly, forfeited.

“Of the people, by the people, for the people”. In order to uphold our Constitution and sustain that vision of government and society so insightful of our Forefathers, I feel one must fully understand the meaning of balance, defined as “to have equal weight or power”. Then one must understand the meaning of character: one’s “moral force; reputation; integrity.” Integrity: “uprightness of character; honesty”.

Finally, credibility and its definition that states “worthy of confidence; trustworthy; bringing credit or honor”.

Pardon me if it is wrong of me, and others, to be idealistic and expect of those that hold office, or are seeking one, to honor these characteristics of balance, character, credibility and integrity.

With a deficiency in or a complete absence of these characteristics and the processes and methods that encompass them, our inalienable rights, quality of life, and the premise of “of the people, by the people, for the people” are endangered or even destroyed.

We the people cannot continue to elect at any level of government those who have forgotten these principles and characteristics.

Sharon Baretta

New Britain



Posted in The Bristol Press, Editorials, Letters on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:11. Updated: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:13.