Wak­ing up to find that it wasn’t a bad dream

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

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

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