|Candidates need to be scrutinized|
Letter to the Editor:
Early summer of this year, I pledged that I would refrain from writing such letters. The actions taken by our national legislators, in both houses, the past few days causes me to break this pledge.
The low esteem that our elected legislators displayed toward our retired, as well as our wounded veterans, was simply too much to keep me quiet. With the billions being spent on fraud, noncitizen health care and other benefits, gifts of millions to enemy governments and other outright stupid expenditures, they could look only to the veterans to make up the short fall.Did they take any of their pay or benefits away? I think not. How about flying the high-ranking congressional members back and forth across the country weekly? At what costs?
What is most shocking to a conservative like myself is that even those who call themselves conservative went along with this degrading action at the expense of all these honorable men and women. I contend that actions always display the true feeling more than words can. Anyone who believes that Harry Reid will allow his liberal cohorts to submit and vote on amendments to correct his injustice must be living in a dream world.
I’m convinced that we have, due to negligence as citizen voters, allowed our representatives to become lazy, self-serving and incapable of doing their jobs as prescribed in the U.S. Constitution. I say it is time for us to be very selective in our choice of all our government candidates. We cannot count on many of them to display the integrity necessary to serve us well and to protect this nation.
All candidates need to be thoroughly scrutinized, vetted and when elected to office must accept the fact they are our servants. In my humble opinion, we will only accomplish getting the proper people in office through the term limit authority — two terms for senators and three terms for representatives.
Everyday I see more evidence that the current representatives in Washington do not care about America’s interest, her soldiers’ wellbeing or how their actions effect our overall society. They are allowing noncitizens more power and authority than those who have and are still serving to keep us safe and free. It is time to wake up and do something about it.
God bless America and all those now serving.
An old veteran of two wars.
|Monday, December 23, 2013 11:54 AM|