President Obama sent the message that “we the people” are responsible for protecting and preserving the freedom and democracy that our predecessors wrote into our constitution and now our generation has the responsibility to pass it on to the next generation. Each of us must participate in local, state and federal government by imploring our elected officials to do the people’s business and stop concentrating on getting reelected. Our voice must be greater and more constant than the lobbyists who have taken control of our elected officials’ priorities.
As a long-time political activist and environmentalist, I feel the sources of our political and environmental problems include ignorance, greed and complacency. In my opinion, the most serious is complacency. Until one gets involved in the solution to a problem, they should be satisfied with what they get.
Morgan I. Levy, Doral