LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Turn aggravation into action

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Bemidji Pioneer by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bemidji Pioneer. To submit a letter, email or mail it to Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56601.


Does the news have you down? Are you unhappy with current events and are praying for an end to corruption?

Because changes to our society have been slowly implemented over many decades, the fix will not be easy, quick or even happen in one election cycle.

Truth be told, we’re the help we’re waiting for and thanks to our Founding Fathers the United States can be fixed. However, many of us are unaccustomed to activism as we are busy living our lives. That must change.  

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You may say, it is true. I have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for someone to save us. I am here to tell you that help is not on the way. If this country is to be saved, it is up to you and it is up to me to make the changes we want to see in the world.

Wishing and hoping is not a plan. What is the best way to get engaged, to fight for America, to turn our country around? The answer is simply this, real change must begin with us, the grassroots, flowing from the bottom up.  

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Here’s how to get involved. Attend the Bemidji Convention of States Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on April 27, at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE. Become an election judge and sign up to be on the ballot board. Attend your school board meetings. And learn about the U.S. Constitution Article V — the tool to rein in an out-of-control federal government.

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