And the band played on – letter to the editor

My local newspaper printed my letter to the editor based on the theme of a recent post. Please feel free to adapt and use it, if you agree with the concept.

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I feel like citing the song lyric “and the band played on” in reference to elected leaders ignoring problems which will only get worse. On climate change, environmental degradation, increasing US debt, aging infrastructure, and insufficient gun governance, we have ticking time bombs. The kids get what is needed on climate change, environment and guns. But, debt and infrastructure must also be dealt with. And, not addressing the former makes the latter harder.

These are the questions we must be asking our politicians. If they are evasive or give poor answers, do not vote for them. We don’t need a wall. We need safe bridges and railways.

 

1 thought on “And the band played on – letter to the editor

  1. Note to Readers: I was told today this letter will be picked up in a second newspaper in my home town. Please feel free to borrow and adapt to your style. To me, the song lyric resonates especially as it references the band playing as the Titanic sank and is a line from The Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion.”

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