Letter: False fear holds America back



The recent elections have brought out conservative fears that America is failing because of democracy, as seen in local and national media.

Locally, marijuana can get you jailed — heck, what about alcohol? The number of people with multiple DUIs still driving is ridiculous and they're afraid of a "joint?"

Instead, put some more time in catching Oregon plates living in Clark County.

In Congress, conservatives hold us hostage wanting to help the rich, even though polls show a majority agreeing with President Obama on hiking taxes on the rich. There are many reasons the conservatives lost; the biggest was not wanting America to move forward.

Metre L. Ogdee