My focus: the average citizen, not big money
I cannot thank the editors of the Herald-Leader for their endorsement of Andy Barr, but I do thank them for their clear exposition of both of us, in particular our different circumstances.
The editors have not omitted to emphasize Barr as the grateful recipient and obedient servant of big money. This touches the uneasy sense of many, if not most, Americans that our government has been purchased by special interests, is unconcerned with our daily lives and is indifferent to our consent, consent of the governed being cited in our Declaration of Independence as the source of government legitimacy.
Almost more than anything, I am running to prove that things are not beyond hope for the ordinary citizen, that the possibility of public office has not been entirely surrendered to a permanent professional political class. Our low rates of voting testify to the sense of futility felt by many regarding politics or any form of civic engagement.
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I appeal to the discouraged to lift up their hearts and regard this apathy as unworthy of the citizens of a free republic. Remember me, Tuesday May 17.
Roger Q. Brill
Republican candidate, Congress 6th District