We all must become informed

Published 9:25 pm Friday, June 22, 2012

“There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.” — Peter Muhlenberg, from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock, Va., 1776.

Those words spoken at the birth of our nation once again resonates with our country. If we are to remain a free market capitalistic nation, the time to fight for it is now. The present trend toward socialism and the destruction of capitalism is taking us farther and farther down the path of bankruptcy and ruin.

The sad part is the very people whom liberals purportedly want to help will be the ones who suffer most. It is always the people on the lower rungs that suffer the brunt of economic depression.

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It is amazing to me the present administration is at war with the engine that fuels the economy and provides the capital for new businesses and jobs.

What could they possibly be thinking? They certainly aren’t shy about taking money from companies and Wall Street firms for campaigning and vying to stay in office to continue the assault.

We have a very important election coming up that will chart our course for further destruction or reverse the dangerous course we are now traveling. The choice couldn’t be any clearer, and the decision rests with we the people.

There has to be an end to the wasteful handouts and government spending for political gain. There has to be a plan in place to reduce substantially the federal budget deficits, and to begin a systematic pay down of the federal debt. It is insanity to continue the spending spree without regard for the future.

We need someone who understands American values and willing to fight to preserve them. We need someone who understands American exceptionalness and applauds it rather than offer apologies. There needs to be a long-term plan in place to deal with immigration.

We are all for legal immigration, clean water and air, education, jobs, a strong military and protection for the elderly. These should not be divisive political issues, but free stuff for everyone, foreign and domestic, has to end.

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” —Samuel Adams, Boston Gazette, 1781

We, as voters, have to be better informed and more responsible.