Send Bothwell to Congress

We live today with a partisan, obstructionist, quagmire of a Congress that has earned itself a 9 percent approval rating. Cynicism abounds. No single factor accounts for the current state of affairs, but I'm convinced that the corrupting influence of big, special interest money, considered free speech, plays a large role. With big money doing the talking, the average citizen has little representation and solvable problems go unsolved. To begin to remedy the situation, we should put aside ideology and elect representatives who seek only to solve the problems before us. Such people do exist.

We have an 11th District candidate who began a lifetime of achievement by becoming an Eagle Scout at an early age. He has used his many talents, not to enrich himself, but to benefit his fellow citizens; he is incorruptible. This citizen, Mr. Cecil Bothwell, has stepped forward as a candidate, because the interests of citizens are not being served. It is my hope that voters will send Bothwell to Congress.

— Herman Lankford
Weaverville

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5 thoughts on “Send Bothwell to Congress

  1. indy499

    There is one strong reason to support the letter writer’s suggestion. 1/435 is a lot less relevant and damaging than 1/7.

    • Politics Watcher

      Indy 499 makes a strong case for supporting Councilman Bothwell.

  2. john

    Just say NO to Cecil. Do we really need any more statist/socialists who have no love for this nation or the US Constitution screwing things up? NO!

    • bill smith

      I agree, ‘john’. Cecil obviously hates the Constitution and America. Why, its just SO obvious I don’t even need to prove it with evidence.

  3. Barry Summers

    I don’t believe our country was founded by Atheists.

    Right. Most of them were Deists, who did not believe in the divinity of Jesus, or the literal reading of the Bible, or that God gives a hoot about the conduct of Humans on Earth. They were men of the Enlightenment. If they had professed as “Christians” one would think there would be at least one reference to God or Bible or Christianity or Jesus in the Constitution, but there isn’t.

    If they had been born a century later, the kind of men who founded this country would have been Atheists. The term was simply taboo at the time.

    Some would like us to return to pre-Enlightenment days, to live in fear and ignorance under a State Religion. To paraphrase John 11:35, “the Founders wept”.

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