GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Breaking News

Letters/My View

October 14, 2013

Letter: Waiting for renewed hope to emerge

To the editor:

By the time this letter is printed, I have hope that our government will have reopened and the prospect of default from our obligations, will have been properly solved.

What is left in the rubble caused by this crisis are the American people, the great majority of which are patriotic, genuine, law-abiding and who look to their elected officials to provide them with continuous responsible leadership.

I feel sad. I look upon those hallowed halls in Washington with a jaded glaze that I can’t seem to cover with any type of glasses.

Why are my emotions so in angst as I watch on television, on my computer, and in the newspaper the tumbling down of my own American dream?

Somehow, I am an optimist by birth. My hard-working parents raised me to be a grateful young woman. Grateful for God, for family, for food, health, shelter and grateful for a country that allowed me to grow.

In this country, I was allowed to grow and understand that what might be wrong in any government situation could be, lawfully, fixed with genuine concern for one’s self and others. I always thought that compromise, and cooperation were foundations that drew the best response in answer to perplexities.

Look how far we have come — look at the change in the landscape of ideas concerning what it means to be a complete American. It has taken courage to overcome much of what was incomplete in America. I am grateful for that and for the return of my “rose-colored glasses” of optimism, of which I am not ashamed.

When I was old enough to vote, I have found I always loved to go to my secret ballot box and vote for my choice of candidate without fear of reprisal from any looming government obstacle to my freedom to choose.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters/My View

NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth