Letter - Jealousy and greed are ruining everything
To the Editor:
There is no other place in the world that compares with this beautiful country of ours, with the freedom and quality of life that we should be enjoying every precious moment.
Instead, we are overly burdened with dirty politics and bipartisanship is nearly dead. Politicians have taken over the headlines and the media is already feasting on the race to the White House, when they’re not covering scandals, shootings and the constant tornadoes of political rhetoric.
This race has taken our heads of state and other hopefuls away from the jobs they were elected to do as they spend their time raising millions for campaign funds to satisfy their egos.
The two-party system is out of control. The Tea Party is trying to upset the apple cart. The newly elected rookies are brainwashed by their peers not to stray too far toward the center, even though their constituents may or may not have medical coverage.
There are many who want our President to fail, including hate radio hosts.
If the President fails, our country fails.
I have been involved with the National Guard and the U.S. Army since I was 14, serving in World War II and continuing that relationship with my “war buddies” for the last 65 years. In the army we took orders from our commanding officers; we didn’t talk back or disrespect our leader.
Our President deserves respect, loyalty and encouragement to cope with two wars and the major economic problems he inherited when he took office.
He has been blamed for expensive gas prices because he stopped drilling during the Gulf cleanup. He has been criticized for the deficit, but more than 50 percent of the debt is because of the two wars.
Since he took office, our country has been bombarded with one natural disaster after another. Add in the oil spill in the Gulf and Japan’s disaster, plus the debt ceiling debacle, a world economy gone haywire and Libya and you’ve got a heaping plate, even for a young leader who does not want to let his country down.
Maybe if politicians and people were ruled less by jealousy and greed and more by concern for the welfare of everyone who lives in this great nation, we could all take more joy in living here.
Three Lakes, Canyon, Minn.