Lisbon native Hassig calls for post shutdown elections
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 7:07 am

To the Editor:

I learned this morning that the dysfunctional government of the United States of America had been shut down. Great joy welled up in my heart when I heard this news. I am very hopeful that all Americans of good intention will join together to seize this opportunity to create a change of government.

Now is the time for the good American people to step in and bring an end to the partisan nonsense that has driven our country down to such a low point. I am happy to lead the way in sparking the change of government. I call for new national elections now, elections in which we will choose new leaders for every elected office: the presidency, congress, and the judiciary. These change of government elections must be publicly financed and carefully monitored to insure that no corporate money is spent to control the election outcome.

Government shutdown is a wonderful opportunity for the American people to stand up and say what they want their government to be. The good American people can take charge of their destiny and demand publicly financed federal elections now. These elections would usher in the new day of good, strong leadership in Washington. Gone would be the days of greedy people of bad intention squabbling over the selling out of our once great nation.

Those who are elected in the post government shutdown election will set about raising government up onto a high plane that is far above corporate influence. The cheating and the deceiving will come to an abrupt end with this change of government. We will have our good government back, the one that the corporations stole from us. This is the time to take our government back. Hurrah for the dysfunctional government shutdown!

Donald L. Hassig, Director Cancer Action NY

Lisbon