We just returned from visiting our neighbors in Canada. We have also visited New Zealand several times.

Like the United States, Canada and New Zealand were “settled” by Europeans, especially the British. Both nations have turned out to be very socially conscious and caring for their elderly as well as the well-being of all their citizens.

On the other hand, we in America turned out to be self-centered and very money-oriented. The American attitude seems to be: “I have mine and I want some more.” What little social benefit we had in health care and caring for our citizens has lately been chipped away to benefit those who already have plenty!

The only way of changing that attitude is by using the one great thing that we all possess, and that is our vote.

Frans J. Kohlschein, Sandy