Your view: Vote for those that put America first

What Is Americanism?

I have to say, if you’re looking for a statesman who personifies Americanism you need to look at Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. Another is Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

These two, while members of a party, are never the less Americans first. That’s the way they vote on issues most important to Americans. There would be others except most fear that if they voted in the best interests of the people of this country, they might be defeated for re-election.

It really shouldn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, if you’re an American then you should vote for whomever you are convinced will help Americans.

When our Congress votes to heap debt onto our children and grandchildren just so we can enjoy a few extras in our life, that’s un-American. Just look at your children or grandchildren, and ask yourself if its fair of you to do this to them.

A president may have an agenda, even members of Congress have agendas. But should they vote for a bill because they belong to a party? Our two-party system has become to strict in its opposition to each other and not strict enough in what’s best for Americans. And by that I mean the vast majority of Americans not the richest. The richest can take care of themselves. Its the rest of us who, from time to time, need some sort of help.

Our elected officials need to understand that and vote accordingly. And if they don’t, even if they’re members of your own party, vote them out. Vote them out because they’re not voting for Americans, they’re voting for special interests, which usually means the richest.

Ed Cole

Clarks Summit