Letters to the Editor

July 25, 2014

Be part of the solution

I hope the current crop of erstwhile Republican politicians will consider these words. I also hope that this is how my grandson's generation of Americans will consider the term of our current president. I hope everyone will consider these words of a great Republican president before they make anymore extraneous and inane comments based on no more than quotes from his opponents"

"It is not the critic who counts; it is not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that this place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who known neither victory nor defeat."

--- Theodore Roosevelt

Joseph M. Reichert

Belleville

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