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Disturbing idea

I am increasingly disturbed by such comments as “It is all President Bush’s or Kerry’s fault.” Why do we turn our leaders into demi-gods? If we act as if they are dictators, they will behave like dictators. Why don’t we go to city council and county supervisor meetings and influence our leaders to do the right thing?

Now someone has gotten the idea that we should have a “Secretariat of the Americas” to lead (dictate?) North and South America. Search out the Free Trade Area of the Americas on your Internet search and don’t forget to check out the language of the actual document. Somehow, to a citizen of the United States, it is disturbing.

Perhaps we as citizens should remember that no matter how fond or repulsed we are by a political candidate, a politician is a polititian is a politician, meant to be influenced.

Elise Hougesen

Grass Valley

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