It is with both humor and sadness that I read Sherry Wilmoth's letter to the editor (Herald, Feb. 23). While I can
agree with her statements regarding forwarded e-mails, drug abuse, illegal aliens, the indigent among us and America
not being lily white," the rest of her letter is sad.
America never has been a peace-loving" nation. America is a freedom-loving" nation, and we will fight and die to keep
Research its history and you will see how hard America fights to keep that freedom. The military industrial complex is
necessary if we want to defend our freedom.
It is not the government's job to provide necessary services. That idea is nowhere in our founding documents. The
government's job can be summed up simply: to provide life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." It is to provide
each individual the chance to pursue whatever goods and services he or she deems necessary.
I do not work hard so my fellow man does not have to work. I work hard so I can obtain whatever goods and services I
deem necessary for me and my family. Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is a Christian principle: read II
Democrats are not putting their debates on C-SPAN, therefore all we have are Fox, CNN, MSNBC and the other news media.
So not only question everything you hear, but also research it.
Wilmoth states that B. Hussein Obama is our duly elected president. George W. Bush was our duly elected president for
eight years. I proudly voted for him twice and would do it again.
America does need to fix its real problems. The first problem is the inexperienced person sitting in the White House.
Obama has the weakest résumé of any president, ever - zero administrative experience, zero military experience, zero
job-creating experience. The next problem to fix is to shrink the government. America then will be on the road to