Very well said [Archives:2003/635/Letters to the Editor]

May 12 2003

Charles Gaynor
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Your article on oppressive Arab leaders (published in issue 631) was well said.
It's been apparent to me that governments act as if the people are there to serve them, while it should be the other way around. With very few exceptions, governmental leaders all leave office rich, their families all have the best jobs, their fortunes are set for generations to come.
Gandhi was one who put his people first yet, sadly, the love in his heart for his fellow men was soon lost, forgotten, and greed and personal gain again became primary.
In the face of world pressure from the banking and industrial industries, it's very difficult for leaders to stay in power long when putting their fellow citizens first. When we find one that does, we should work hard to support and protect them from the hateful and selfish who would have them removed from office, who lie to us to divide us from each other when the common man, the world over, want the same thing.