To the editor:
I wonder at the actions of Congress and the White House. Is there no tomorrow? I have seen people with credit cards who spent far more than their ability to repay. There is always a day of reckoning, and that applies to governments and people. There are states, and foreign nations, that have forgotten about tomorrow. When the bills come due, there is no money to pay with. That condition appears to be epidemic, and that only moves the fatal day down the road.
We must have a constitutional amendment that Congress must balance the budget, or they do not get paid. The problem is that the ones that have been there for years, will not change. That leaves one choice, vote the long-term politicians out of office. I know they tell you what they are doing for you, that is (wrong). The founding fathers worked long and hard, creating the Constitution, and now there are those that think it is obsolete. Like the only other work of prose, the old Bible, this is a work from the hand of God.
Progressives, liberals ... want change. Look to Europe, is that what they want? ... We need to ask, "what do you want from your country, a chance to succeed?" Maybe you prefer welfare. ... Every person must ask themselves, "what do you want out of life?" I wanted to work so I could have the basic needs and some pleasure, for me and my family. We did. I have never met an honest person who wanted more than that. This world where we live is one great big beautiful place and there is no end of what it offers.
I favor the Tea Party patriot movement. They are solid citizens. They know that this country became great, because the citizens were free. I read something once, "A man with a gun is a citizen, without one he is a slave." That fits perfectly in our free world.
We need the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, all of them, no pick and choose. When I look around and see all the people who want a free ride, I remember when I was growing up, you worked or went hungry. That is how it should be again.
Glenn L. Smith