Where are all the patriots?When our country was created by the founding fathers, those super patriots, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and more, answered the British King George by stepping up and serving their new country.
Now, 236 years later, while our country is struggling through a four-year recession, unemployment is at record highs,and our leaders are trying to divide us with class warfare rhetoric, I ask,
where are all the patriots?When our political parties and their leaders openly speak of doing everything possible to defeat the other side and our Senate Majority leader refuses to even bring a budget resolution to the floor of the Senate since 2009, I ask again,
where are all the patriots?When we are in the middle of a Presidential election and both candidates are polluting the airwaves with outrageous personal attack TV ads accusing the other candidate of causing the death of an American citizen or making outright false statements that even an elementary school student would know are false and misleading, again,
where are all the patriots?Instead of passing job creation legislation that would actually help people, our Congressional “leaders go home for five weeks while some politicians waste the taxpayers time by standing on the Senate floor and accuse a Presidential candidate of not paying taxes for 10 years!”
So where are all the patriots?We certainly haven’t elected many patriots recently. We have career politicians who’ve been in Congress forever, some as many as 50 years! These are not patriots. They are self-indulgent elitists who line their pockets with insider deals and defy their constituents’ wishes. This is the poster child argument for Congressional term limits.
So where are all the patriots?Who’s the next Thomas Jefferson or the 21st century Ben Franklin? Precious few now serving in our government are doing what’s right and best for the country. Look at our so-called
leaders...there’s no integrity…and damn few
patriots.We need some more patriots!
Dex Allen, Rancho Sante Fe