Hoping for a return to better days
Our illustrious government, of which some are so proud, is again, over the dissent of a few, providing funding for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to advertise in Mexico the availability of food stamps in America. Come on up, get in on health care, schooling, welfare and food stamps, all at the taxpayers’ expense. This benevolent nation will take care of you. Just remember us when you vote. The fifth time in five years that "emergency" unemployment is asked for, yet we are told that things are good, recovery in progress.
These actions, while denying our veterans the necessities of recovering from the ordeals of war, are totally alien to my mindset. The current administration, seemingly void of any traits that made America the greatest country on Earth, is doing things that any previous administration would be stoned and impeached for. Impeachment for the president and entire cabinet would "make my day.” Then, if we could only suck it up and elect a new Congress, this once great country could rebound and lead the world once more.
Some think we have a void in our leadership, but I believe we are headed in the direction we were promised when Obama first announced his candidacy for president — CHANGE! I don't like the change being offered, and pray every night that I am not alone in my hope for a return to better days. Of the hundreds of people I know in many different states, I can count on one hand those who voted for this kind of America.
How do they do it, over and over? We need to take whatever time is required, return to paper ballots that one has to write on, or at least check a box next to the candidate’s name. Count the ballots in person, throw away the fancy, programmable electronic ballot boxes. Sounds old -fashioned, I like old-fashioned things.