Vote out establishment politicians
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