Vote out estab­lish­ment politi­cians

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Ev­ery na­tion’s his­tory has its share of turn­ing points, events that change its course. The great ones are re­mem­bered in his­tory. Amer­ica’s best-known re­cent turn­ing point oc­curred on Aug. 6, 1945, when the United States ce­mented its place as the most pow­er­ful na­tion in the his­tory of mankind.

We have had two such points in re­cent his­tory: Nov. 7, 2000, and Nov. 4, 2008. Th­ese are the dates that Ge­orge W. Bush and Barack H. Obama were first elected to the pres­i­dency. Mr. Bush marked his last days as pres­i­dent over­spend­ing and mis­us­ing our mil­i­tary. Mr. Obama marks Amer­ica’s whole­sale re­lin­quish­ment of its su­per­power sta­tus and the re­nun­ci­a­tion of us­ing its mil­i­tary force in any mean­ing­ful man­ner. Mr. Obama has slightly less than two years left in of­fice and it re­mains to be seen how much more dam­age he can do to the United States’ rep­u­ta­tion and for­eign re­la­tions.

Most trou­bling in the United States’ decline is that dur­ing Mr. Bush’s pres­i­dency the Repub­li­cans in Congress gave him blind sup­port, and dur­ing Mr. Obama’s pres­i­dency the Democrats have fallen in lock­step be­hind Mr. Obama. Nei­ther Repub­li­cans nor Democrats have lived up to what the Con­sti­tu­tion de­mands of them, to wit to act only for the good of Amer­ica and the Amer­i­can peo­ple and to sup­port and de­fend the Con­sti­tu­tion. Both par­ties have be­trayed the trust of the cit­i­zens who elected them and brazenly vi­o­lated their oaths of of­fice all for the pur­pose of lining their cof­fers.

This is the an­tithe­sis of pa­tri­o­tism, yet we con­tinue to elect and re-elect them to of­fice. That is the def­i­ni­tion of na­tional insanity. Think of the ben­e­fit and ex­cite­ment in not elect­ing estab­lish­ment can­di­dates.

MAJ. JAMES M. DORN

U.S. Army Re­serves (re­tired)

Chino Hills, Cal­i­for­nia

Ge­orge W. Bush

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