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Wake up

Dear Editor:

Wake up, America! Let us be Americans instead of Democrats or Republicans. Let us give our grandkids the country our forefathers came here for — freedom, not handouts. I am appalled at what is going on in America today. Where is our Constitution, where are our laws, and where is our checks and balances? Our founding fathers would be rolling over in their graves if they saw today the country they fought for and started.

Washington is not held accountable for what they are doing to us, We the People. It blows my mind to see what the IRS did and they have no shame. Inexcusable! What about Benghazi where murder can happen without any explanation or accountability. Uncalled for! What about what happened at Fort Hood and the murderer is still being paid his salary. Where did the word “traitor” go? Outrages. What about all the illegal immigrants here and it is against our Constitution. Irresponsible!

Dwight Eisenhower was the last president to send illegals home because he wanted the vets coming home from war to have the jobs. Our country is a disaster waiting to happen. Where is the patriotism in Washington? George Washington said no one should make a career out of being a politician. We have politicians that have made millions off of We the People. They should be able to live off of what they get in perks (haircuts, air travel, months of paid vacations, eating out, residences, exemption from health care under Obamacare, their salaries paid for life and who knows what else). I think our soldiers who are dying and being maimed for our freedom should be paid their salaries. They are patriotic.

I blame myself for raising my kids to be good citizens and trusting those in Washington to take care of us, We the People. Little did I think that greed and power would be first on their agendas. America, again, wake up!

Sandy Brehm

This story was posted on July 25, 2013.