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The poor are not represented in Summit

HENRY BPARTY, FRISCO

For too long, we have bridled under the oppressive regime that controls our community. We are only kidding ourselves if we think our best interests are being served by those controlling our city, our economy, our very lives. We must stand up to this oppression. Those in power serve the needs of those with power. I’m not accusing our local leaders of corruption, conspiracy, or even incompetence, only pointing out the underlying flaw in the expectation that they represent all our needs. Right now I expect readers of this letter to be divided into two groups. You have all already made up your minds to love or hate, to scoff at or to embrace my assertions. Those of you that scoff are likely fine upstanding members of our community. Congratulations. Your needs are being served. We are well on our way to bigger, cleaner streets. But there is another face to this community, one made up of the poor, of transients, illegals and other sinners. And we are not represented. Under this form of government we never have been, cannot hope to be, and never will be represented. So I repeat my opening request. Stand up to this oppression. Open your eyes beyond your own interests. Forget about your credit card payment to a big bank on the East coast owned by a bigger bank in Switzerland. Stop obsessing about little Johnny’s SAT preparation. Turn of your TV. Stop taking the drugs they feed you to keep you quiet. The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue. And I prefer the latter. I ask an end to privilege, the abolition of slavery, equality of rights and the reign of law. Justice, nothing else.


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