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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

October 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Representatives elected for a reason

Americans who don’t trust their government can leave

I am tired of reading and hearing about those Americans who “don’t trust the government” [“Out of jeopardy, but for how long?” page one, Oct. 17].

I am American and I trust Rep. Jim McDermott, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, President Barack Obama and even Mayor Mike McGinn. I don’t always agree with them, but I certainly believe that they have integrity and the best interests of their constituents at heart. I even trust most Republican representatives, even though I disagree with them most of the time.

I remember back in the ‘60s when those of us who staunchly opposed the war in Vietnam were told, “if you don’t like it, leave.” I did. I came back later when things changed.

Among the very good things this government has to offer is the ability to choose to leave or stay. My advice to all those untrusting, government-hating citizens: If you don’t like it here, you are free to go.

Susan Anstine, Seattle

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