Letters to the Editor

It's time to stand up for justice, equity in America

Having just watched a program about the continuing struggle for freedom in Egypt, I am pondering what in the world some of our politicians are about in calling the Wall Street protesters thugs.

What has happened in this country to pure right and justice for all? What has happened to fair and equitable taxation for all? What has happened to a country willing to help the poor, the needy and the starving?

The poverty rate in America has risen, yet we talk about not raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires nor on American corporations holding billions of dollars outside this county. We talk about cutting Social Security and Medicare.

Where is fairness, where is justice, where are the people willing to fight for the people (not the 1 percent of the people)?

Take note America: We need to push for fairness, justice and equity. We have struggles, partisan bickering, the right versus the left, right-wing conservatives versus liberals, Democrats versus Republicans, and absolutely nothing gets accomplished.

People want to work for a decent wage. They want to buy homes without being scammed. They want to send their children to decent schools. And they will pay taxes that are fair and equitable.

America is weary, and before we give in to something that is not intended under our American Constitution and our heritage, we must voice our discontent and make our country the America the beautiful that it is intended to be.

Phyllis Neville

Hilton Head Island

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