Reader’s view: Coming election will rest on entitlementsAmericans will decide in the coming midterm elections whether we continue on the path of an entitlement nation or reverse course toward more traditionally restrictive oversight.
Americans will decide in the coming midterm elections whether we continue on the path of an entitlement nation or reverse course toward more traditionally restrictive oversight.
We are operating our United States of America under a 25,000-page system of governing about which congressional leader Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
I realize I am sounding out in a long-established liberal region of our country. I’ve lived through 17 U.S. presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. I believe our Founding Fathers established a system of government of a people free of emperor-like controls that exist in much of our world and that threatens to engulf us at this rather sorrowful time in this chronicled period in our history.
The U.S. rose to be an exceptional nation of stature of world admiration for its still-growing helpfulness to its own people and others throughout our universe. Responsible political conduct will determine whether we hold onto that lofty, positive, high rank in a widening troubled world.
Arthur C. Barschdorf