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Letter to the Editor: A New Year with Renewed Hope
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By Brian Roberts of Big Canoe

Christmas is over and the New Year is upon us. A new year almost always brings hope for a better future. We make resolutions and we promise that we will do all that we can to make our lives and the lives of others better. 

2020 brought us a pandemic which continues to threaten the lives of millions of people around the world. It also brought us a new President, one that will understand our dreams and hopes for the future. No matter who we are, we all basically have the same hopes for our lives and for our families. We want a job that pays enough so we can afford at least the basic needs. We want a home with affordable heat and electricity, enough food on the table so our children aren’t hungry, a job that allows us to buy the things we need, the ability to go to the doctor if we are sick, public education that will help our children reach their potential, equal justice for all, and a military that will keep our country safe. And we want a government that understands those needs and knows that there are times when we lose a job, or we become too sick or old to work, there will be help available. 

We have elected a president and a vice-president who understand these hopes and dreams.  They have empathy and love for all Americans, no matter what their color, wealth, religion, or culture. Our current President took Christmas away from millions of Americans for refusing to sign the COVID-19 relief package which Congress passed just before Christmas. Trump left them wondering if they and their families would be starving and on the streets for the New Year. Trump is digging the knife into those who did not support him in the election (and those who did) to make them suffer just a little more before he is gone.  His supporters, like Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue support him. We need to elect people who care about America.  Vote this week for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate, and Daniel Blackman for PSC.