PATRICK McDUFF: A rare chance to hear another point of view

TO THE EDITOR:

I feel that many of us have been fooled and ruled, not represented, by the Democratic and Republican parties for far too long and that it has been going on at our expense.

On Sept. 26, at the Scottville Library, 204 E. State St., beginning at 6:30 p.m., Sherry Wells, the Green Party chair, will be holding a meeting to inform the public about the Green Party and to take questions and hear the concerns that we, the residents of Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties have.

As stated by Ms. Wells in the Ludington Daily News press release dated Sept. 19, 2017, the Green Party “promotes the environment, social justice, grass roots democracy and nonviolence.”

From what I have learned over time, I happen to believe that they may also represent more; including fairness, decency and some common sense; which, in my opinion, are very rare in our state and federal governments.

Voting for change is supposedly possible and, other than sustained civil disobedience or revolution, our only means of affecting change in our government bodies. The Green Party represents an alternative to the extremely dominant and extremely ineffectual Republican and Democratic parties.

If you are fed up with the two major parties and the special interests that they both represent, I encourage you to attend the upcoming meeting. At the very least, it can’t hurt you to show up and hear what the Green Party chair has to say and how she responds to the questions and concerns put forth by you, me and our neighbors. I sincerely hope to see you there.

Patrick McDuff

Manistee

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