Lately I have been receiving some troubling emails and reading disturbing articles claiming one thing or another relative to the State of our Union and the tone of our political debate, which is getting harsher and less collegial day by day. It is your Commander’s opinion that we all should take a step back and breathe deeply.
This is not to say I am not equally concerned about some of the messages I have received, because I do believe the American Way of Life is being threatened by subversive forces both foreign and domestic. It is very important to verify the source of information flowing across the internet and even on the major media outlets, because they are taking a harsher tenor no matter which side of the debate they espouse.
I worry that our country can survive in its current form under another Obama administration, because I fear there is a growing chance of an uprising across the country due to the degree of total frustration with politics that exists in Washington, in the states, and even at the local level. Basic sound financial policies no longer exist, our leadership does not seem to be worried about it, and the average Joe on the streets of America is very angry and may soon do something to show that anger.
Several major issues continue to linger without any effort by Washington to address them such as jobs, fiscal integrity, foreign relations, immigration, crime, failed educational systems, under funded pension plans, social security, growing minority tensions, and the list grows depending on your individual point of view. As I have previously stated, I do not understand how our President and Congress can go on vacation considering the State of the Nation.
Simple solutions and sound reasoning no longer prevails in Washington and the only motivation that dictates decisions is the re-election of individual politicians. How did our country drift so far away from the basic foundation of right and wrong so soundly established by our Founding Fathers’ visions?