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Deep respect those seeking office
By Bill Thomas Sr.


October 03, 2005

Dear Sitnews:

I read all these wonderful opinions, corrections, criticisms and suggestions with regard to government. Be it local, state national or global, it's kind of like the saying goes with regard to sled dogs; "if you ain't the lead dog, the view never changes" My observation suggests a very brief comment.

Every candidate for any position; whether it be private, corporate, or government should possess two essentials.

One is demonstrated experience in the position your seeking. Two, replace personal agendas and special interest groups or selfish motives with a commitment to making responsible decisions by giving considerations to every constituent with regard to environment whether it be safety, practical, non destructive. I'm not limiting to environment with regard to natural resources but, also the result of impact on the human population resulting from your decision as an elected official.

An election victory should not be regarded as a place to learn. But rather a place to contribute to the good of the community. with most candidates, the one major missing essential is experience.

What I'm saying is very simple. If you're responsible, you're accountable.

Good luck to the candidates who commit their time and energy to attempt to make a positive difference in our present and future existence. I have a deep respect for anybody seeking any office and wish them all the success.

Thank you,

Bill Thomas Sr.
Ketchikan, AK - USA




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