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Letters to the editor: Not what I had in mind

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By Robert L Warren
East Carbon


Like the millions of tea party activists around America, I cannot sit by idly and watch our nation succumb to socialism. Last November, we witnessed thousands of voters going to the polls who demonstrated for economic recovery and job growth because it is more important than petty partisan politics or the platitudes stemming from so-called leaders in Washington. Just the opposite is now being shoved down our throats from the 'change' promised us is it not.

Were we lied to, or what?

I still believe America is a great country, but there are things going on in Washington I do not like; things I wish to see 'change'. We have an obligation to ensure our future generations are not be burdened by the sadistic desires of spending, as demonstrated by our current house/senate representatives, some who would rather shirk their responsibilities than work together to solve the hard problems.

Bipartisanship, hogwash!

I don't come from wealth or privilege, in fact, I am the son of a coal miner who worked six days a week to support his family; descendents who came to America, legally, obtained citizenship, thanking God for the opportunity afforded them. My parents instilled in me the lessons of hard work, integrity and that the American dream can be a reality for those people who are willing to pick themselves up by their bootstraps, rather than simply seeking a free handout for a lazy lack of trying. Who is to blame? Government, schools, parents or all?

The success of our state, our nation, and our community depends upon the desire to place service above self as we learned through the examples of our Founding Fathers. As a, business owner, teacher and retired senior citizen, I also remember John Kennedy's words, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country."

Boy has the current Democratic Party turned that one around! I will no longer stand for the status quo and lead by the nose to slaughter.

In fact, as Ronald Reagan suggested," It will not be career politicians who lift all boats, but the rising tides created by entrepreneurs and those who run businesses who will improve the economic outlook by continuously pushing forward on their version of the American Dream. It will be tax credits and fewer regulations, less government interference that will spur employment, not the White House Job Summits, bailouts, stimulus, and wasteful spending."

This coming November's election and in 2012 let us take America back, instead of begging for handouts let it be us giving the handouts, 'termination slips' to all incumbents, especially progressive socialistic democrats, telling these out of touch representatives we have had enough...It's time to look for another job!

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