Show that you care

Published 7:38 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I wonder about the apathy (lack of enthusiasm, energy or the interest in anything or the desire to do anything) here in Bainbridge.

Is it because we live in the “laid back South” or doesn’t anyone just give a darn?

Who shows up at city and county commission meetings (maybe one or two)? Hey, these are the people in charge of our money!

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Does anyone know who the commissioners are?

For one thing, at the city level, we probably have the most wealthy in our community, you could refer to them as the “good ole boys.” Aren’t you a little afraid of how they will spend your money?

Do you really think they are looking after your money? I’m posing these questions because for a fact, an elected few are running our governments; city, town and nation. I question whether these select few really care about us; the employed, unemployed and retired citizens.

We have another chance here in Bainbridge to make our voices heard on the national level. We are getting another opportunity to show America that Bainbridge is alive and well and cares about her citizens, their families and jobs (or lack of jobs). I’m not talking Democrats or Republicans and am not focusing on Barack Obama. I’m focusing on all of our elected representatives.

There is another Tea Party get-together to be held at Willis Park on April 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be a speaker who has been on almost all of the talk shows who should shed some light on where we are going, what they are doing in Washington, and how we can make our voices heard to stop the runaway spending that is going on.

Lenny McAllister, the author of “Diary of a Mad Black PYC (Proud Young Conservative)” will be the highlighted speaker, you won’t want to miss him.

Let’s get rid of the word “apathy” and show our local and national elected officials that you care.

I know I care, my husband cares and there are many more in Bainbridge who care about all of us! I’ll see you at the Tea Party.

Sincerely,Barbara P. SnellBainbridge, Ga.