Weatherford Democrat

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July 6, 2012

Letters to the editor, Friday, July 6

— Younger generations care, but run up against corruption

Dear editor,

It shakes me to my very core to see my nation being dragged down the wrong path by our leaders, who are in it for financial gain rather than what is right and in the best interest of our nation.

I believe it's an all too common misinterpretation that my generation doesn't care about our nation's future. It seems to be quite the opposite from what I have personally witnessed. We have strong opinions and deep seated emotions that are rarely portrayed in the correct light by the media.

Most of us know things are bad and getting worse. We want to have a voice, but corporate money is used to silence us, to intimidate us, and to distract us.  

We want real change, but we keep finding that our "elected" leaders who promise us a better future are making empty promises. We are slowly waking up, and we aren't happy with what our groggy eyes are seeing first thing in the morning.

The problem is that we aren't morning people and we aren't pleased when we're awoken from a beautiful dream only to realize that our reality is the polar opposite of what the American dream was in some distant and ever fading past.

Jesse Caulder,

Weatherford

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