New year, same old problems

January 02, 2013

We embark on a new year, but will anything change? Scott Calvert's article about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake being left off the list of City Hall workers with smartphones is just another example of what this country has become ("Rawlings-Blake left off list of people with City Hall smartphones," Dec. 31).

America is supposed to be "the land of the free and the home of the brave." Instead, it has become the land of the sleaze and the home of the crazed.

When has honesty and integrity become the exception rather than the norm? A look at this past year shows America in a less than flattering light. Some examples include the shootings in schools, financial crises and greedy politicians, closing or ending public services and rate increases for essential public services.

Can we start the new year on a better foot? Can we all do the jobs we were hired or elected to do? How about some peace on earth and goodwill toward men? I truly hope so.

Peggy Rice

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