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Can’t America improve a bit?

Posted: September 4, 2008 7:57 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2008 5:00 a.m.
In the Aug. 16 edition, Frank Arenson in a letter to the editor stated that Barack Obama told a 7-year-old girl he is running for President of the United States because "the country isn't very good."

Mr. Obama's exact words were this: "America is no longer what it could be, what it once was and I say to myself, I don't want that future for my children."

I for one understood what Obama meant and couldn't agree more.

My children have seen our country attacked by terrorists.

My children have seen America invade another country (triumphantly) and we still debate why. Taxpayers have spent $490 billion on that invasion.

My children listened to our vice president reply "So?," when Charles Gibson told him that two-thirds of Americans say the fight in Iraq is not worth it.

My children watched as a historical city, New Orleans, and almost an entire state were underwater for weeks due to a destructive hurricane named Katrina.

Many people lost their lives in that hurricane.

Many lost their homes and businesses. People are still suffering.

Many of those lives could have been saved if it were not for our government's slow response to this national emergency.

Arenson states that "honest, hard-working taxpayers are supposed to bail out, and do bail out, every irresponsible mess existing."

I also couldn't agree more with that statement, Mr. Arenson.

Just like you and me, Mr. and Mrs. Obama are hardworking taxpayers.

Arenson suggests that Obama (and his wife) ought to thank God and "kiss the ground of these United States every day of their lives for what this land has offered and given them."

I ask Mr. Arenson, do you kiss the ground "every day of your life" for what this land has offered and given you?


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