To the editor:
How long are we supposed to sit idly by and watch the erosion and decimation of our nation? What is it going to take for us to wake up? Do we all have to be homeless and starving before we see what is happening? Are we that numb that we have tuned everything out?
We have an executive branch that watched and aided through inaction the murder of American citizens abroad. We have a president who will NOT rule out the use of drones against American citizens on U.S. soil. We have a U.S. senator who performed a legal and intelligent filibuster against such action and was ridiculed by his own party. We have a Senate majority leader who has refused to let a budget come to the floor for four years. By law, Congress has to pass a yearly budget, but the opposing party does nothing. Charges should be brought against both Senate parties for their refusal to obey the law. We have high unemployment; 7.7 percent is a false reading. It does not count the people who have stopped the job search. And if you think the recent increases in the stock markets are a good sign, think again. It is money chasing money. History dictates that bubble will burst, resulting in economic chaos. While all this is happening, the government is choosing targets once more to keep the people divided. This time it's a direct assault on the Second Amendment. It could have been abortion or the environment, but they needed a hot-button issue to separate us.
It's time for us to step back and analyze what our government has done to benefit the people. To be honest, the answer is nothing. The main focus of our (elected) officials is re-election. Period. With re-election comes money, power and benefits. This should smack us in the face of the British House of Lords and Commons in the 1700s. Wake up, people; that's why we fought a revolution in the first place.