The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update


May 30, 2014

Viewpoint: Vote for America, not a political party

On Memorial Day, I attended a memorial service in Elwood, Indiana, following the parade. We had the reading of names of those from Elwood who lost their lives in wars to protect our Constitution and freedoms. Later I watched a short movie about the military, “I did it for you.”

I had to ask myself why soldiers, sailors, marines are buried in many countries as well as our own. We are a freedom-loving country and many die, and are maimed to protect that freedom from foreign aggressors. We sit on our hands and let those same rights, freedom be taken from us by government leaders and say nothing. We vote for the party and not for the country.

We can’t be bothered to go to learn what the candidates are for, we just look to see if they are Democrat or Republican. By the end of Obama’s term in office we will be a nation of socialism or well on our way. Either the Democrats don’t know what is happening to their party or they don’t care. The Republicans, for the most part, are too gutless or power hungry or are afraid they might upset the apple cart, to do the right thing. (Welcome to Germany in the 1930s).

The Tea Party, Freedom Works are groups that are trying to stop this erosion of our rights and freedoms.

The question is why do both parties bad-mouth them? They stand for God and the Constitution. What are they afraid of, if they are doing what’s right for the country? Under Johnson they stole the money from Social Security and then under Clinton they voted to tax 85 percent of the retirees’ income from Social Security.

We have gone from the largest creditor nation to the largest debtor nation. We are in debt to the tune of over $17,000,000,000,000 — that’s 17 trillion dollars. We borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend. This is a debt that your children, grandchildren and even your great-grandchildren will have to pay. You won’t live long enough. If we balance the budget and then paid off the debt at the rate of $365 billion a year it would still take 47 years. We will owe $18 trillion by the end of this year.

You can’t hide from what is happening. You can help stop it, but one way or the other your life is going to change for better or worse. When you vote, please vote for America and your family’s future. Please don’t let those lives we celebrate today be in vain.

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