Monday, June 9, 2008

America Under Attack

Kevin Bryant

There is not a day that America is not under attack. She is attacked on our southern border by the drug cartels and by illegals trying to gain access to this country. Islamic extremists attack her. She is attacked in the world press including some of our own news outlets. The environmentalist and the atheist attack her. She is even victim of attacks by viruses and bacteria brought into this country as well as the ones that are home grown.

Not during the Revolutionary War or even WWII has America been attacked so ferociously attacked and with such hatred for our way of life as it is being attacked right now from our very own congress.

They have successfully placed polar bears on the endangered species list even when they aren’t, virtually assuring that we never drill for oil in ANWR. They successfully passed ethanol mandates, driving up the price of food we eat. They passed tax rebates for many Americans knowing that they would have to borrow the money from China to pay for it further increasing our national debt.

There has been not one single action taken place in congress over the past 4 years that has actually benefited the average American family. The last one that comes to mind was the 2003 Bush Tax Cut. Instead, congress has set their agendas in support of special interest groups and force unnecessary, illogical, unproven and costly global warming initiatives down our throats.

Today’s politicians on both sides of the aisles have not learned the meaning of the term “public servant” and instead choose to embrace party politics. It is time for them to learn that they were not chosen to go to Washington solely for the purpose of supporting self-interest but rather to serve the general public as a whole and act in the public’s best interest.

Here in Kansas City, 2 of our elected congressional officials (Cleaver in the house and McCaskill in the senate) have continually shown that they support their party over their constituents time and again. I will not be voting for either of these candidates when it comes time for them to run for re-election. If you have the same problem with those that are supposed to be representing you, then I would suggest that it is time to send them back to the private sector and bring in someone who does understand that the people should always be placed ahead of their respective parties.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And it sure isn't about to get any better!!!!! I agree it is time for change,
but I really don't think 'we' have the same changes in mind...