I look forward to inauguration day in January and welcoming our new President Barack H. Obama into office in what I hope will be a stellar Administration, at least stellar compared to the last eight years of the Bush Administration.
I am not a staunch Democrat or Republican because it seems that if we have one particular party in office for too long a time the radical ideas of the extreme of each of them creeps into the spotlight and usually ends up costing the taxpayers’ money or the American citizens a few civil liberties.
In these days of hard times economically the country needs to spend its resources here at home rather than spending billions of dollars we don’t have on wars in countries where we will never be appreciated anyway, and on unnecessary Homeland Security programs such as the Patriot Act and wiretapping American citizens.
Under the Republican Bush Administration “We the People of the United States” have lost more civil liberties and civil rights along with spending more of our money on the premise of keeping us safe than any other Administration in the history of the United States. The safety and security of the country should be a high priority for any President but not carried to the extent that it is now. Bush used 9-11 as an excuse to implement everything from war to fascism.
We as Americans should not be subjected to what amounts to being patted down at airports and having our personal belongings rifled through as if we were entering the country for the first time. The Federal Government in personal bank accounts and where we choose to go on the internet should not scrutinize us also as a so-called free society.
9-11 happened but we are not Israel and we do not have the terrorist problems that they do thus we do not need a National Guard at every corner.
Most of this terrorist situation is a manufactured crisis by the Bush Administration because of their ties to big oil and the excuse to control the crude oil market.
We as citizens will have to put up with all the rhetoric concerning the environment in the new Democratic Administration but the green movement and the global warming enthusiasts will have to wait a few years for the economy to improve dramatically before they try to initiate laws and regulations that will end up costing us money.
I voted for Obama not because of his color, age, or superficial inanities but because I truly felt that, he is the right man with the right ideas and outlook to really make a difference in this country.
The days of prejudice of color and gender finally ended in this Country the day we elected him into office.
I believe the best years in American history are yet to be lived and look forward to us working together as one for common goals for all.