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I don’t recognize this country anymore! And, if you are my age or older, you probably don’t either. This is not how most of us were brought up or educated. Yes, we had issues and problems, but not like we see now. I grew up split between a small rural Mississippi town (Calhoun City) where I was related to most of the people or knew them from family members or church, and a big somewhat metropolitan city (Mobile) where I only had a small circle of friends and a handful of family members. Personally, I prefer the small rural area – like Coosa County!
Thank goodness I am here now and not in a large city! I would not survive in a city today with all of the violence and unrest. And this would be doubly true if it was a city under Democratic rule. I have grandchildren in Portland, Ore., and I worry about them every day. They assure me they are not close to the areas that have been under siege with riots and looting for so long, but I am still concerned for their safety as they go back and forth to work. This past weekend both Portland and Minneapolis were two of the major cities being burned down – why do people want to burn down their OWN towns and neighborhoods? Or, are these people who have been bused in and paid to do this?
We have another crisis at our southern border – one that had been corrected in the last four years, but is now raging again. They are also allowed in with no medical examination to know what diseases they might have like COVID-19, tuberculosis, or any other contagious diseases. They are now being housed in hotels across the country while we the taxpayers foot the bill. But we still have Americans sleeping on the streets, in cars, in tent cities. We will be providing the illegals with free housing, food, medical care, and education that Americans can’t get. The vice president is in charge of this situation, but has not even bothered to go to the border herself to see the conditions and situation.
And, while this is going on, the current administration is more concerned about passing multi-TRILLION dollar spending bills that have very little to do with what they sound like. The infrastructure bill will prioritize addressing “persistent racial injustice”! This term is taken from a whitehouse.com article explaining the bill. Sorry, but while racial injustice is a problem, it is not something that can be fixed by new/repaired/replaced roads and bridges! That will only happen with individual people working together to better understand each other. An infrastructure bill should only be concerned with building/replacing bridges and roads, extending high-speed broadband to all areas, repairing/replacing our deteriorating electrical grid, and making sure everyone has access to clean water, etc. I don’t see these things having anything to do with racial injustice.
And talking about more racial profiling, the “For the People Act” (HR 1) is another bill that claims to help minority people by strengthening the voting laws, but it actually “assumes” minorities are too dumb or lazy to get a government-issued ID of some kind. Yes, it does expand voting rights – to illegals and non-Americans. Keep in mind that under the Constitution of the United States the individual state legislatures are responsible for setting the election and voting requirements – NOT the federal government. This bill would require each state’s chief election officer to establish and maintain an AUTOMATIC voter registration system that would draw information from data bases like Social Security Administration, the Affordable Care Act, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, state motor vehicle administrations, and other organizations that receive funding from federal agencies. People would no longer have to register to vote themselves; it would be done automatically for them if they show up on any of the databases. Are they “assuming” that the majority of the people on these databases are minorities? The bill would also set up some public funding (i.e., taxpayers) of elections.
I realize I am opening myself up to being called a racist (or a traitor to my own heritage), but I am FAR from either. I am a firm believer in Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with the hope that one day we will all be judged only on our character and not the color of our skin – or nationality, religion, or ethnic background. Unfortunately, right now only God is capable of doing that.
Regardless who you are, I ask you to please get involved with the issues that mean something to you and let your elected officials know how you feel. Right now the government is catering to a very few special interest groups and not to the majority of the American people. I hope you realize the media is playing us against each other and trying to convince us the criminals and evil-doers are the majority. NO, the honest, law-abiding, God-fearing people are the majority of WE THE PEOPLE! God bless you each and every one!