Steve Rustad, Grand Forks, letter: Put 'We' back in 'We the People'
GRAND FORKS -- Barack Obama came to Grand Forks on April 4 because he knows we want to believe in America again, he knows we want to be heard in Washington again, he knows we need a president who understands that hard-working, middle class Americ...
GRAND FORKS -- Barack Obama came to Grand Forks on April 4 because he knows we want to believe in America again, he knows we want to be heard in Washington again, he knows we need a president who understands that hard-working, middle class Americans are the heart and soul of this country.
Seventeen thousand of us stood in line for hours that day to hear him speak. We came from small towns all across North Dakota and Minnesota, from farms throughout the Red River Valley, from the colleges and universities of the Upper Midwest, from American Indian reservations, from Grand Forks Air Force Base, from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo.
We came from all across America's heartland because we know what Obama knows -- this election is about us. It's about restoring government of the people, by the people and for the people to this country.
For eight years, Republicans have given us government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. We've seen Republican hyperspending, hypercorruption and hyperdeficits. We've seen Republicans betray the middle class, the Constitution, their own heritage as the party of small government and fiscal responsibility.
If you haven't had your fill of Republican betrayal yet, vote for that angry old man and his winking running mate from Wasilla, Alaska. But if want a president who'll put We the People first, who'll listen to us and respect us and make us proud of America again, you know who to vote for: Obama.