Waking up to find that it wasn’t a bad dream
I saw the front cover to Time magazine and I realized that sometime while I slept, something had happened to my country. Sometime while I was sleeping:
A leading American magazine decided that the greatest document conceived by man, the U.S. Constitution, was no longer applicable.
We forgot wars were to be won.
We decided we were entitled to the wages won by the sweat of other men’s brow.
The government punished success with high taxes and rewarded indolence with a check.
The president decided he could rule by edict.
Government decided it could dictate that everyone must buy its health insurance.
Tiny fish and lizards took precedence over the welfare of man.
Government lost its sense of responsibility to the people.
Sometime while I fought a war in Vietnam, was working and educating my children, I quit paying attention to what my political servants were doing, and now my country and my children will pay the price. I apologize, from the deepest part of my heart, America. I will not sleep again. J. V. Fitzsimmons Hickory, North Carolina