Letter to the editor | Vote for family values

April 16, 2014 

“If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?”

I believe this verse from Psalms 11:3 describes for us the declining condition of our country.

The foundation of the family is under attack and faces grave moral decline. The political foundation of the country is woefully lacking strong, moral leadership. The economic foundation of our country is bankrupt and the answer coming from elected leaders is ‘Spend more money’.

People are discouraged and the future looks like more of the same. The question remains, what can the righteous do?

I have had the privilege of listening to Richard Irvin speak at several public gatherings and have talked to him privately.

How refreshing it is to find a candidate who believes in and supports traditional family values. How encouraging it is to talk to a candidate who views leadership as an opportunity to serve and not to be served.

How hopeful to have a candidate who recognizes the need to reduce the size and cost of Government, who sees firsthand the burden of governmental intrusion.

The word representative means acting in the place of another. After considering the candidates for our 81st Congressional District, I have come to the conclusion that Irvin thinks like we do and is representative of the overwhelming majority of people in our district.

If you agree, please vote for Richard Irvin by writing his name on the ballot May 20.

James Thomas, Cassville

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