DUANE DAVIS: America has taken the wrong direction

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democratic lawmakers change positions with political winds

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I do not believe that most Republicans hate Obama (so addressed by a squawker Nov. 27). I do not recall Republican making hateful remarks to Obama as the Democrats spoke of George W. Bush. Remember after the attacks on the Pentagon, the World Trade Towers that many Democrats stated on the floor of the House and the Senate that Iraq had chemical weapons and voiced opinions that those weapons “must be destroyed”? When it was politically expedient, they withdrew that support for Bush.

This squawker stated Republicans prefer anarchy and the collapse of the government. Webster defines anarchy as: 1, the complete absence of government; 2, political disorder and violence; lawlessness, and, 3, disorder in any sphere of activity. I am not stating there is anarchy in this country today, but we had the Department of Justice not investigating the voter manipulation in Philadelphia when there was evidence to proceed. We had the same department to deploy guns to drug lords in Mexico. When one of our agents was killed by one of these weapons, no investigation. No one in the White House or Senate today is determined to see what most of us know about attack on our Consulate in Libya. Three instances where government has failed. There are more.

It is pathetic to read that “tragically, Senate Democrats were forced into the nuclear option to preserve our precious American system of government.” Do not ever forget that in 2005 when the Republicans talked nuclear option, then Sen. Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Harry Reid and many others voiced absolute disdain of the Republicans for thinking such. The Republicans did not resort to the nuclear option, but these who adamantly opposed such action now think it is the most wonderful thing that has happened in a long time.

Yogi Berra once said, “When you get to the fork in the road, take it.” I am afraid that we in this country have reached the fork in the road and have taken the wrong fork. The last great Democrat president said in his inaugural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” That was sound advice in 1961 and it is sound advice today.