Today I heard the report that the President of the United States instructed the EPA, without the benefit of congress, to start an agressive policy which will effect every American.
For example, I need to make improvements to the deck at the families lakeside retreat. To comply with the new ruling I would have to pay a government inspector to make certain that there is no lead product used in the improvement. The penalty for non compliance, $32,000.
A new tax, inspector's fee, if we do and a prohibitive tax, the fine, if we don't. Damned if I do, damned if I don't, strictly a lose-lose for John Q. Public. Think of the "trickle" effect of not making the improvement, the lumber, the transportation, the retailer and so on.
FOLKS, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU IMMEDIATELY DO WHATEVER YOU CAN DO TO START CORRECTING THIS PROBLEM IN WASHINGTON THAT ADVERSELY EFFECTS EACH OF US.
The following article has been attributed to Sherry Hackett, wife of the late Buddy Hackett., who is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. I would think that many other Democrats share the position that she supposedly expresses below. Whether or not it is, indeed, from Mrs. Hacket, it is a true and timely article.
WE NOTICED - Today I read of your administrations' plan to redefine September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk.
During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of our tradition of standing and crossing your heart when the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four people on the stage, were the only one not honoring our tradition.
(MAY THIS PICTURE BE BURNED UPON YOUR MEMORY - WALT)
YES, WE NOTICED - During one of your speeches, Americans heard you say that you intended to visit all 57 states. We all know that ISLAM and not the United States has 57 states.
YES, WE NOTICED - When President Bush leaned over Ground Zero and gently placed a flower on the Memorial, while you nonchalantly tossed your flower onto the pile without leaning over.
YES, WE NOTICED - Every time you apologized to other countries for America's position on an issue we have wondered why you don't share our pride in this great country. When you have heard foreign leaders berate our country and our beliefs, you have not defended us. In fact, you insulted the British Crown beyond belief.
YES, WE NOTICED - When your pastor of 20 years "GOD DAMNED AMERICA" and said that 9/11 was "AMERICA'S CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST" and you denied having heard recriminations of that nature.
YES, WE NOTICED - When you announced that you would transform America, we wondered why. With all her faults, America is the greatest country on earth. Sir, keep this in mind, "if not for America and the people who built her, you wouldn't be sitting in the White House now.
YES, WE NOTICED - All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded yourself with individuals who are basically unqualified for the positions for which you appointed them. Worse than that, the majority of them are people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect or affection for this country and her traditions.
YES, WE NOTICED - You are 14 months into your term and every morning millions of Americans wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek to saddle working Americans with a health care/insurance reform package that, along with cap and trade, will bankrupt this nation.
YES, WE NOTICED - We seek, by protesting, to let our representative know that we are not in favor of this crippling expenditures and we are labeled UNAMERICAN, RACIST, MOB, we wonder how we are supposed to let you know how frustrated we are. You have attempted to make our protest seem isolated and insignificant. Until your appointment, Americans had the right to speak out.
YES, WE NOTICED - On September 11, 2001 there were no Republicans or Democrats, only Americans. And we all grieved together and helped each other in whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11 was carried out because we are Americans.
AND, YES, WE NOTICED - There were many of us who prayed that as a black president you could help unite this nation. In six months you have done more to destroy this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have failed us!
YES, WE NOTICED - September 11 is a day of rememberance for all Americans. You propose to make 9/11 a National Service Day. While we know you do not share our reverence for 9/11, we pray that history will report your proposal as what it is, a disgrace.
YES, WE NOTICED - You have made a mockery of our Constitution and the office that you hold. You have embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits and policy.
YES, WE NOTICED - We have noticed all these things. We will deal with you when Americans come together again. It will be to remove you from office.
Remember the WWII picture of Uncle Sam pointing his finger and saying "I WANT YOU". He does, now, perhaps, more than ever.
God Bless you and God Bless the USA!