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Your Views: Election winners now must work hard to fulfill their promises
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Now that the election is over, it is time that promises become realities. It is not going to happen overnight, but if words spoken mean anything, it is a good time to begin putting into practice the intentions one promised. It will take time, we know that, but we expect to see some efforts and results.

It is never easy to do good when odds are against you. But if the one with all the power is for you, who is there left to be against you? We are of the opinion that promises ought not be made unless one's intentions are to put forth real effort to fulfill them.

Too many of our citizens have fallen by the wayside simply because elected leaders haven't kept their promises after they are elected. It is better not to make a promise than to make one and not have enough interest to put forth the effort to make good on it.

Our government is second to none. We don't boast about it, it's the truth. We are not perfect; there is room for us to do better. How do we expect to be a country that leads if we don't have the honesty and heart to do what is right? That is expected of us.

I am somewhat disappointed with our party, but I decided to stick with it. It did not happen overnight. I am hoping things will change since the party has gained new people in many new states. I want to warn our leaders not to take us for granted. The future has got to be different from the past. The leadership from this day forward has got to show instead of doing so much talking.

It is simple: We must make up our minds to do better or our future generations will be reading about us, as we should be learning how not to follow in the footsteps of some of our predecessors before the founding of America. We are here because of the insight that was given to us by one greater, in whom our founding fathers believed.

Jesse Jenkins
Gainesville

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