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Still time for Obama

Published: Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Michelle Obama, your husband’s actions helped me become a non-Democrat. Very sad.

I will support your husband’s efforts as soon as he starts following the promises on which he was elected. Leaving us in the hands of the Goldman Sachs of the world, eavesdropping on our citizens and officials of allied countries, attacking countries for corporate profits (U.S. interests) so that simpletons can feel proud about sendingtheir children to die, killing civilians with drones from a console of a video game – deeds difficult to see as good.

I think that Barack has a chance of turning around, standing up to the forces that rule the world, and do the right things. If he does it, I will be honored to dedicate my time and efforts to make our country not feared, but respected. Not envied by the rest of the world, but loved. Not ridiculed, but admired.

We are not unique, but we are commonsensical and generous, qualities shared with most of the people elsewhere. We want peace and prosperity. Instead we are getting violence and misery. We are seen by the rest of the civilized countries as war mongers and two-faced liars. When this is the prevailing opinion, we must take an introspective look and start changing fast.

Led by Barack, we have plenty of time to do so. The alternative is to wait for the next election, hoping we elect someone who is resistant to the lobbying pressures of the banking, insurance, petroleum, GMO or pharmaceutical conglomerates.

Alex Semiletow

Crystal Lake

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