What Has America Become?

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    A good editorial article by Ken Huber from a Michigan newspaper. It brings up some interesting points.

    http://www.examiner.com/christianit...has-america-become-by-ken-huber-of-tawas-city

    What has America become?

    Editor,

    Has America become the land of special interest and home of the double standard?

    Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

    You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it is wrong to use an animal.

    We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.

    And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

    What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?

    - Ken Huber
    Tawas City
     
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    Do you ever have an independent thought?
     
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    Whining, but no solutions!!! Got a problem with government? Maybe it's because they only listen to those who pay the freight. Get the selling of our representitives' votes out of the system. SUPPORT PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS.
     
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    Public Financing just means buying votes with tax payer money.
     
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    As opposed to buying politicians with corporate money.
     
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    I'd rather have politicians trying to buy my vote, than special interests buying my Congreesman's vote. One is "business as usual", except it's our money, so not only are they trying to get our vote, but they also have to pay attention to what we want. The other is also "business as usual", but it costs us more money in the end because of secret back room deals that further a special interest's agenda. They don't listen to us, because we're not footing the bill.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this, Leweman. I wrote a letter to the editor of a "larger" newspaper a few years ago that was VERY similar to this one, and it actually got printed.

    I see that some of the usual leftists in here are already "shooting the messenger". Liars and bullies ALWAYS use that ploy when they are confused and dumbfounded by FACTS.
     
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    Yep and who better for the politicians to repay favors to than the public citizens?

    And everyone would have the same amount of money to spend.

    Money is not speech btw.
     
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    What's the message, "I'm a weenie"? Of course I'm going to "shoot the messenger" when all I get is complaints with no solutions. What a waste of time and effort to read. I might as well be listening to one of my grandson's tantrums.
     

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