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.

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