We need to forget partisan politics

Published 6:28 pm Friday, February 19, 2010

To the Editor:

I wanted to continue my discussion, begun in the Bulletin on Feb. 17, Push the Fired Button.

We have, in this country, become so partisan that nothing gets done. Each side says, We blocked those so-and-sos from passing that bill. But what good is that? If either party stonewalls the other, then none of the peoples business gets done.

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I know those who revel in a victory of partisanship as if it were a sporting event. It is not.

We as the electorate need to forget party, religion, ideology, conservative, liberal, etc. and get down to the countrys business, or we will perish.

Oh I know that preacher said, the radio said, my favorite politician said, but that does not matter. Unless we do Americas business we are doomed to fail. We as a people have to figure out a way to get beyond all the above and answer the more important question, that is, Where do we go from here?

I have watched good people get run out of office because they did not vote the party line 100 percent of the time. Harry Denton on a local level is one. I have great friends who will not vote for Heath Shuler this time around because he voted against what they believed.

Yet both of those people voted for what they thought was the right thing to do.

If that attitude prevails we will only get the government we deserve, for the special interest, by the special interest, and run by the special interest.

Let us hope that the surge to independent registration is genuine. And not another by product of a partisan government.

David L. Bivens