This is precisely what we have been preaching lo these many years to deft ears who have closed their eyes to the harsh real world of reality. While this editorial focuses on Cleveland it could also apply to Youngstown or Warren.
There are amongst our number those who think that the answer comes from the “we the people” crowd who have neither the expertise or finances to reverse the trend, but the sober reality is that they are the problem, not the cure. They have had over 30 years to prove that they are the answer, but here we are today, no better off than we were then, and the problems have grown more acute, not better.
There is though light at the end of the tunnel … a light that the folks in Cleveland have yet to see, but so long as we keep looking to the same people that have held us back these many years, we will not reach the tunnels end, but fortunately there is a change coming over the valley for the better, and the folks that have been holding us back are losing their credibility.
There is hope for our future and we must grab it and grab it now before it’s taken away from us.