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Fourth grader expresses his views

Jonathan Strucke, son of Antoinette Strucke, has many views on politics and the economy. He is in the 4th grade at Pittston Area Intermediate Center. Jonathan keeps up to date on all current events. He has his own opinion and is not afraid to express it. Although this is just one article, Jonathan has several opinions about politics in the Northeast, especially in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. He would like to pursue his views and someday have a column in the newspaper. J.P. says when he grows up he would like to clean this mess we have in the county and elsewhere. He is very disappointed in all of our politicians, judges, lawyers etc. He asks:

Why can’t they get it right!

Why is it the people we elect still can’t get it right?

Why is it that they still don’t understand that they work for us, and are public servants?

We are all sitting in a very dangerous place right now, and it seems as though it’s the fault of those who believe they know what’s best for all of us.

I’m 10 years old, I never had credit, owned a car or home and never even thought of getting a loan. Yet as I watch the news everyday I hear that my future and the future of my friends is in jeopardy.

I know I am young, but I do know that if we don’t stand together we’ll soon fall apart.

Every day it is on the TV: more jobs lost, no new jobs made, prices rising on things like gas, people dying in our war and new wars coming.

Maybe if the people who work for us would stop arguing over who’s right or wrong, or because they are from a different side and just talked about what’s best for us, their bosses and their children, maybe then they’d get it right.

The first step is remembering that it’s not about them, but us! The people in we the people.

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