Letter to the editor: New generations, please grab the torch

By ROBERT D. LARSON | Town of Ridgeville

Much appreciated the Jan. 31 BackTalk. Brilliant! I hope a student goes for it and has lots of classmates and parents to back her up.

Yes, our democracy is at stake. A system that has created the mess we have in Washington is a shabby democracy. Or maybe it’s an oligarchy (just look under the hood of current administration). It’s time for new blood: diverse and caring.

The generations that have created our current messes are moving on. Or they ought to. It’s time for our young adults and 30-somethings to grab the torch. Don’t wait for it to be handed to you.

After all, you will face the severe challenges of an economy stacked against you, climate change that causes ever-increasing trouble around here, and rampant addictions.

Don’t let the old folks elect more of the current criminals in high office. Become and elect the people who will actually deal with making our communities, state, and country inhabitable for your generations. If you leave it to others — who have shown they do not know better — you will be in for it.

Comments are closed.

  • Letter to the editor: N-O-W could use better cleaning methods

    October 23rd, 2019
    by

    I work for Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School as custodial maintenance. The children and I have a wonderful relationship.


    Editorial cartoon

    October 4th, 2019
    by

    […]


    Editorial cartoon

    October 3rd, 2019
    by

    […]


    Letter to the editor: Trump and tariffs

    October 3rd, 2019
    by

    I met a friend from Gilman Township recently at a rural farm meeting where he expressed concern that President Trump’s continued and increased tariffs with China is hurting farmer’s income.


    Editorial cartoon

    September 13th, 2019
    by

    […]


  • Your right to know: Abrahamson let the sunshine in

    August 28th, 2019
    by

    As Justice Shirley Abrahamson ends her tenure on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, after 43 years and more than 1,300 authored opinions, she leaves a rich legacy of legal scholarship, importantly including her support for government transparency.


    Editorial cartoon

    August 28th, 2019
    by

    […]


    Letter to the editor: What will happen to state parks that don’t draw affluent, urban visitors?

    August 28th, 2019
    by

    In his most recent “E-Update,” Sen. Howard Marklein (17th District) touts alleged improvements to Wisconsin’s state parks, particularly Peninsula State Park, a unique park in Door County that is frequented by affluent visitors from Chicago and other urban centers.


    Letter to the editor: Urge Whitestown Town Board to deny variance for 5G tower

    August 15th, 2019
    by

    I would like to encourage residents of Whitestown Township to write the town board to deny Bug Tussel a variance on the tower to be built on Dutch Hollow Road.


    Letter to the editor: Law curbs local control over cell-tower siting

    August 15th, 2019
    by

    Concerned about Bug Tussel cell towers (for wireless internet)? Depending on authorities and zoning laws of town or village to protect you?


    Letter to the editor: Disaster recovery should never become political

    August 7th, 2019
    by

    After torrential rains and disastrous flooding devastated communities along the Elroy-Sparta and 400 bike trails, community leaders and state representatives rallied together to find solutions.


  • [Advertisement.]
  • Archives