Our federal government is broken

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 22, 2009

Some want our government to provide us with housing, food, automobiles, money and health care, privileges they have not earned, but feel they have a fundamental right to because they are Americans or live here illegally.

They do not care if the government has complete power over their lives and lifestyles, as long as they are provided with these privileges and advantages that other hardworking, nationalized, taxpaying American citizens have fought for, worked for, sacrificed and saved for. And, I’ll add, that people have died for to give this nation our freedoms to choose and disagree.

Our government’s idea is to spend our way out of debt and spend the taxpayers’ money to get yourself re-elected. More and everlasting power is part of their goal.

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Many Americans are busy trying to survive to put food on the table and to enjoy personal interests, so they don’t vote.

One hour to register, two hours to vote. This effort from many who do not vote would give us back our nation. You can also pick up the phone and call your senators and congressmen and women.

Everything our government has touched is broken or going broke.

Will you let them break our health care and gain more power at this time in our history?

One day your children or grandchildren will ask, “Why didn’t you do something?”

Will, “I didn’t have time be the answer?” Or, will it just be “it just wasn’t worth it”?

The only vote that doesn’t count is the one that is not cast.

Daniel W. Smith

Vidalia resident