More and more, America is becoming something that our founding fathers never would have envisioned, let alone allowed. They did not pledge their lives, families and fortunes so that a "president" who has yet to prove that he is even a citizen, could continue the destruction of this country started by previous presidents, including Bush.
This "government" is taking over private businesses while claiming to be doing just the opposite. This "government" has brought about an even more staggering debt than ever seen in the entire history of this country. This "government" outgrew its britches a long time ago and has turned into an all-consuming parasite, making it possible for someone like Obama to slide in.
He is supposed to represent this country; what he has done is tramp around the world apologizing for it. It needs no apologies. America is a superpower, and it has earned it with blood, sweat and tears. It is a great country that still is relatively free.
America doesn't need fixing; the so-called fix is destroying it. Politicians are concerned with one thing only (with few exceptions), and that is to get elected and grab all the power they can, and they will tell the uninformed masses just what they want to hear, while guaranteeing more and more dependence on it - and more power for them. Neither party is worth a dime.
Government schools have so dumbed down the last few generations that they have no clue about the how and why this country was born.
Samuel Adams said that those who prefer the "tranquility of servitude had best be prepared to crouch down and lick the hands which feed them."
He closed his speech with these prophetic words: "May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our fellow countrymen."
Patriot has become a dirty word, thanks to Hollyweird and the leftist media. Our founding fathers would be considered right-wing extremists by today's "standards." Fortunately, there are many Americans waking up to this, and I hope to see this country collectively grow a spine.
Denise Murray, Durango