Many questions are surfacing about the president's policies with respect to the future of our country and our freedoms. Americans interested in their future should be informed about answers to serious questions such as those below.Why is Obama weakening the security measures that were successful in preventing horrendous terrorist attacks on American soil for eight years? Interrogation methods used were already investigated and approved by career prosecutors. Why did he decrease the budget for missile defense when the threat of nuclear-tipped enemy missiles is increasing?
Why does Obama employ radicals, revolutionaries and Marxists in special advisory positions? For example, Van Jones, a self-avowed Communist who founded a revolutionary movement, serves as czar over green jobs. Jeffrey Carl Jones, founder of The Weather Underground, a terrorist organization responsible for bombing government buildings, is another adviser to the president.
Ezekiel Emanuel, adviser on health care, believes in rationing care for the elderly and disabled. John Holdren, science adviser, advocates population control by means including forced abortion and sterilization. Obama's background included numerous associations with radicals and revolutionaries, but do we need those types in our government?
Why is Obama seeking to force universal health care on Americans when polls show that most Americans do not want a government-run health-care system? When other countries with similar systems have experienced a decline in the availability of health care? And when the program would increase our national debt by more than a trillion dollars?
Why is Obama seeking to form a civilian security force as strong as the military? Who is the enemy to be fought by that force? We already have the National Guard, local police, FBI, Secret Service, etc.
What motivates him to redistribute the wealth of our country? He calls it "social justice." Does he want to punish those who worked hard and achieved success while giving their wealth to others? Taking from the successful decreases their ability to grow companies and provide employment opportunities.
There are many other questions needing answers at this time. Americans interested in the future for their country should be demanding answers - now.
Norris Rose, Durango