Letter to the editor: Politics a nasty business
April 04, 2014 12:00 AM | 1829 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print

When my middle granddaughter was a young outstanding high school student, partly due to her mom’s homeschooling, she had an interest in politics. She did essays, research papers and represented her school at the state Capitol in mock government sessions.

She has a zeal to make a difference. Currently in her early 20s she is successfully employed in a small metro business. She has already had promotions and raises to reward her work ethic. She is a good family oriented young woman with her own high moral ethics. Obviously, her grandfather is proud of her.

I have closely followed America’s political arena at all levels from local municipalities, county, state and national happenings. I have always been overly optimistic about all my personal involvements. That includes my family, church, business and community involvements.

I have grown increasingly pessimistic about the political process and the difficulty to make a positive difference by any well-meaning, honest candidate. I will say I still know a few good men and women who are in office trying to make a difference. I applaud these valiant souls and always vote for them.

All of this is just background for the April Fool’s Day advice to my bright, ambitious young granddaughter. Don’t go into politics — it is mostly a dirty, crooked business and you could waste the majority of your life and energy trying to make a difference. I want better for you and your family. God Bless and stay true to yourself.

P.S. Of course you grandparents know my granddaughter will make up her own mind, and I will wish her well.

Zachary W. Henderson


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