Originally created 01/27/01

Senator chastized for arrogant remarks



I hope that all the little people whom Democrats supposedly represent caught the comments of Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, recently. The statement he made was, "They are not elected officials, and should not be making recommendations on what type of government we have." This is without a doubt the most arrogant thing I have heard in a long time.

I guess he has not heard of the idea "... of the people, by the people, and for the people." If the people in this country of self-government cannot choose how they will be governed, who should? The last time I checked this was still a representative republic. Maybe Sen. Walker would like to refer to the Constitutions he is sworn to uphold, both Georgia's and the United States', just once in a while.

Perhaps now some of my Democrat friends and neighbors would like to consider a political party that will never tell them they have no decision in what form of government they have. The Republican Party will welcome all freedom-loving people who still believe that "We the people ..." are the only ones capable of governing.

Russell A. Wilder, Evans