Posted August 29, 2021
This is a station editorial, I’m Randal J. Miller, station president.
It seems that politicians, no matter what political party, many times just mess things up. Here are 3 cases to prove my point.
Case # 1: The way the United States pulled out of Afghanastan. Now, I’m not a military expert, but common sense tells me that when you’re in a country half a world away, you don’t tell the enemy when you’re going to pull your troops out of a country, and you especially don’t pull out the troops BEFORE you get American citizens and Afghans who helped us, out of the country. The Taliban has proven that they are not nice people, and the consequences of the bungled withdrawal for those not airlifted out, are going to be dire.
Case # 2: The way the COVID-19 pandemic has been handled. While you can criticize the way the vaccine approval process was sped up, they were still thoroughly tested before released to the public. But, the way both Republicans and Democrats have sold us on getting whatever vaccine you desire, hasn’t been enough to convince the majority of Americans to get the shot. Instead, many have framed the discussion as overreach by the federal government, telling us what to do, instead of allowing us to make the choice ourselves.
It IS a choice. My wife and I CHOSE to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sadly, I’ve experienced the outcome of NOT getting the vaccine first hand, when my sister-in-law passed away from COVID on August 21st. The way she died wasn’t pretty, gasping for her last breath. It’s YOUR choice.
Case # 3: Illinois lawmakers claimed they HAD to re-draw the state senatorial and state representative maps this spring, BEFORE the 2020 Census data came out. BUT! Those same Illinois lawmakers ARE waiting on that 2020 Census data before re-drawing the U-S Congressional maps..
All 3 cases I cited, don’t give me a lot of faith in politicians right now.
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