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America, let’s clean house
By Lew Duffey   
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Last edited: Sunday, November 07, 2010
Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2010

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I’m just an old man who has a lot of time these days to think. I remember being a young man who saluted the flag, said the pledge of allegiance, complete with “Under God” and when I graduated from school I joined the U.S. Army. I was proud to wear that uniform

 
I must admit that I wonder what our founding fathers would say if they were here today. We argue about what can and cannot be said in the pledge. It seems when we vote for a president we are simply voting for the person we will blame all our woes on for the next four years. It is as if we expect one man to make a difference. If this is true why am I not that one man or you?
 
Better yet, why do we not realize that when we criticize our government it is actually we who are being criticized? After all ‘We the people’ are the government.
 
But here is a thought. We have a law that no man can run for President more than two terms. This is good but why not put that same limit on congressmen and senators? Better yet, when I graduated high school I signed up for one four year term to serve my country. I got paid modestly but our congressmen spend a lot of time making sure they get raises if nothing else is accomplished.
 
If they serve because they love their country then they should be satisfied with a modest salary. They don’t seem to agree. Why not let them serve a term or two because they are Americans and then go back to work with the rest of us.
 
I do not believe the problems we experience today are the fault of Barack Obama. I think we ‘all Americans’ have become complacent. This leads to deterioration. I pray my grandkids will not pay for our complacency.

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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 11/7/2010
Lew, you and I are very much alike. I'm now seventy-six and feel much as you do. I love this country and enlisted for four years in the U.S. Coast Guard when I was nineteen. I still feel a tingling in my heart when I "Pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America." I feel that our congress people and senators should serve no more than, on the outside, three terms and their medical facilities and care should be as our as, "we the people's" medical facilities and care. I sincerely do, however, blame Obama for the direction our country is heading.
Great article, Lew!
Mark



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