I was looking forward to reading the Oct. 25 letter to the editor headlined “Words of wisdom” by Ed Waters Jr.

However, I was hoping it would be wisdom for everyone. The first line of his letter was “I disagreed with many of the political views of Elijah Cummings ...” Elijah would want all people from all parties to stop hateful remarks. You really did not understand the merits of his many words over many years. I have voted for 6½ decades since the time I was eligible to walk in that “box” and vote.

I voted for people that I believed had the wisdom to follow the pattern set by the forefathers of this young country for truth, justice, faith and love. The parties were candidates trying to strive for that belief in different avenues — not strictly down one party line. It was who that individual was as a person of character and of the aforementioned truth, justice, faith and love of this country. I was originally registered as a Republican and have always voted independently. Not down the party line all the time, because I voted for candidates that represented the objects and aims of leading this country with thought and “wisdom.” Hatred has always squirmed its way into the life of this country, and there have been good people trying to put a lid on it or try to diminish it. I want to vote for someone with character, morals, truthfulness, honesty and belief that there is a higher being than “thyself.”

You might try comparing these qualities in Elijah that I’ve mentioned and the present president. It has been hard for me to hear the leader of our country calling people names and not truthfully telling us and showing us what his plans are for running the country while beating his own chest. Think about this, Mr. Waters. Look around for some individual that’s a candidate and not necessarily down your party line. Let Elijah rest in peace with the assurance that the people of our country can find that person.

Shirl Bisselle


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Thanks Shirl.... Truly words of wisdom. Now you best duck and cover for the naysayers are sure to start throwing bombs at your words.


A lot of people who never write letters or comment have issues with our President's boorish behaviors. Thank you for your eloquent words.

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