Letter to the Editor

Ron Anderson: Cassville resident wants Congressional term limits

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dear Editor,

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, we Americans vote in a national election of importance to our children and grandchildren.

Here is a message for all 2016 concerned voters and all Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C., and all the wannabes. I quote Grandpa Gust, "You cannot get the water to clear up until you get the pigs out of the creek," an old West Virginnie hillbilly saying by my great-grandfather, August A. Anderson.

Feral hogs, if unchecked, cause long-term damage to the environment. John McCain of Arizona has had 30 years to do something good for the voters. He and wife McCain are worth $6 million, and that might be construed as something, but good? Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri has served 20 years. He and wife Blunt live in a $1.6 million mansion in Washington, D.C. Well, that's good for them.

This letter writer thinks a 12-year limit on the survival of feral hogs (and taxpayer dollar-sucking vampire bats; I dislike Dracula movies also), is a good, long run at other people's expense. Before election day arrives, I give a farewell quote, "Politicians in government should be changed regularly, like diapers, and for the same reason," -- term limits advocate Richard Davies.

Lastly, I just picked up my job application for U.S. Congresspersons, and it reads, "No hard breathing, no dirty hands and no sweat required."

Ron Anderson