Rushville Republican

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January 7, 2014

I miss the country of my youth

(Continued)

We have lost so many things since the end of WWII it is sad. We listen to people who are no more than opportunists who make a living out of their ethnic or political or social background. Organizations who are minor players in the world who loudly voice their opinions and force or attempt to force them on the rest of us whether we like it or not. We allow the fringe of society place their ideology in the forefront today and we the majority allow it to happen. Our attitude of live and let live seems to have become do it my way or no way. We have allowed those who espouse ideas contrary to ours to brow beat us into submission, we have lost our ability to fight back. We have become a nation of individuals who are more interested in what will the government do for us rather than what can we do for the government.

Our politicians are more interested in remaining senators or congressmen than representing their constituents. They are more interested in making the lobbyist with the deep pockets happy not those who put them there. Industry is more interested in circumventing rules and regulations than by adhering to them. Our government seems more interested in making rules for us to follow, then exempting themselves than doing the right thing. Politicians see themselves as the chosen ones to make us live the way they want us to, not the way we want to. And all this is our fault for not doing something about the situation.

I really miss the civility, reality and cooperation and compromise of my youth. I miss our government actually paying attention to our Constitution. Our judicial aspect of the government not being politically active, but actually interrupting the Constitution not seeing how they can circumvent it. I miss the political compromise of old. I miss a heck of a lot of things I have lost in my life time.

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