Letter: Candidates promising things they can’t deliver

1c309d2add9742309cdb0be9c76af2ca-7c2d5acfbdee495b8811ca5c74adc98c-0I am as worried now as much as I was as an 8-year-old boy — oddly, going to church in the middle of the week with my family during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. We may not be building bomb shelters, but we are in political crisis.

My grandparents landed on Ellis Island from Poland. Their daughter couldn’t speak English until second grade, but they achieved and became wealthy. Their son, my dad, served in World War II and Korea and was successful in industrial America.

The next two generations are all college graduates. This American dream was all achieved under the “Washington establishment” — both Democratic and Republican. In this campaign, it has become fashionable to make the “establishment” a dirty word.

The current front-running Republican loose cannon, and both Democrats, are promising things that can’t and won’t be delivered, and voters are biting.

Donald Trump: If you win, please don’t let your mouth and ignorance on international realities start World War III. Hillary Clinton: I don’t want your village raising my children, and I don’t want you to rob my family to pay for your village.


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