Letters to the Editor

Bernie Sanders is ready to take action where others aren’t

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the First Corinthians Baptist Church on Sunday in New York.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the First Corinthians Baptist Church on Sunday in New York. Associated Press

Is Bernie Sanders another unrealistic dreamer? Claiming to alter the status quo and the political machine of our country?

To me, there is an unfair advantage in favor of the elite rich, in an oligarchical system that creates an imbalance within our society. But to help change this status quo, it is within us, the people, to take action. Sanders’ plan is clear in understanding that working through this corrupt system to see change cannot be done with just one person, but with every American citizen becoming involved to take action.

Not to simply re-create a society, but to rebuild — to make right a system that doesn’t give that justice of opportunity to all. And that starts with one person’s leadership and all of our support to action. Ask yourself: Are you happy with the way things are?

Many in the past, those such as Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, asked that question, too. Is it time for that change? If not now, then when will it be in our time? Bernie is willing to lead, one candidate advocating unlike the others. For our children’s future, I am ready to take action. Are you?

Mary Legleiter, Paso Robles

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