Thursday, May 13, 2021

Letters

Compassion, Wisdom, and Joy

A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln says, “before the age of 40, God is responsible for our face. After the age of 40, we are responsible for our face.” Just looking at Brendan Saunders’ face, the gentleman running for the senate in the 33rd District, you will understand what Lincoln meant. Saunders’s face radiates compassion, wisdom, and joy.

Saunders’ wisdom presents itself with his laser focus and deep understanding of the difficulties of balancing one’s budget in the over-taxed, Democrat-run State of Connecticut. He has pledged to work diligently to cut wasteful spending and cutting Connecticut’s obscene taxes. Deep reforms of energy companies are high on his “fix the problems” agenda.

Probably the most crucial issue is his devotion to our first responders. He has pledged to oppose any policies aimed at de-funding the police. It takes wisdom to think beyond the emotional and understanding the dire ramifications of any such short-sighted legislation or tyrannical edict by a governor.

Joy—unlike so many seasoned elected officials, Saunders is a joyful human being. What could be better for the 33rd District than a happy warrior fighting for us while armed with acute wisdom and deep compassion? Same old, same old endorsement of the policies that have driven Connecticut into a fiscal mess makes no sense.

Alison Nichols
Essex