Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Congressman Ron Barber, June 25, 2014 John Garamendi and Coleen Hanabusa introduced an amendment to the military appropriations bill that was approved overwhelmingly by members of both parties on June 20, 2014. I hope you voted with the majority. I read that it was a voice count so I am not sure if you approved. It states that the president is prohibited from sustained military action in Iraq without the approval of Congress. It is about time for Congress to take their Constitutional responsibility back. No war has been approved by Congress since 1941. To take sides between Sunni and Shia is insane. That is a no win situation. Their dispute has been going on for 1,400 years, with no sign of reason. No more American blood or treasure for this lost cause. Let them sort out their own problems. With us in the middle we only divert attention to hating America. They have all the hatred they need without us. I urge you to contact our two Senators and request they also support this amendment and stop the lunacy of our trying to impose our culture on these people. What they do or how they want to live is their concern not ours. Quit fooling around with energy. I know with a full court press America could be independent of their oil within a few years. All you have to do is let it happen. Sincerely yours, Jack B. Walters
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
(What we can all do to save America’s future) A short while ago I wrote a review of a great book entitled “Who Stole the American Dream” by Hedrick Smith. In it I stated that the book contained all the information elected officials needed to restore our nation to its former greatness. I stand by that report. This one by Dr. Carson is different. He doesn’t explore as the other did the varied issues. This one is more about calling us all together to join in the battle to restore our nation. I found it to be inspirational and worthy of reading by anyone interested in getting involved. The Preface is the speech he delivered during the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. By dumb luck I happened to hear it at the time it was given. I was struck by the power of his words and the courage to say them. President Obama was sitting at the head table with the Doctor. Parts of the comments were a condemnation of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). It was obvious that the President did not enjoy the speech. Dr. Carson grew up in Detroit. He credits the determination of his mother in keeping him from a life of crime. She only had a third grade education. She made him and his brother read two books a week and report. The good Doctor didn’t realize that she couldn’t read. Nonetheless over time he realized how important reading was and became determined to aspire for a better life. He became an accomplished physician. This book urges all of us to reclaim our country with its former ideals before it is lost forever, doomed as so many others in history. He shows how. All that is needed is for Americans to care enough to band together in common cause. From my perspective, while I agree with him totally, I have little faith it will happen. Ben Carson is black. He is also Republican. There is a good possibility he might become the candidate for President. Do you remember the support Herman Cain received a few years ago? He was also black. Republicans are not racist as declared by the Democratic Party. They are opposed to most of our current President’s policies, nothing to do with race. It would be great to have a black man with Ben Carson’s credentials to be the candidate. I would be happy to cast my ballot for a man with the moral stature that he has. Read the book and see what you think. Jack B. Walters June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
If you go to the Internet you will find all the information you need to take action. This Marine who served tours in Afghanistan took a wrong turn at the border of Mexico and was imprisoned April 1, 2014. There is a petition you can sign to Obama. There are over 100,000 signatures so far requesting him to take action to have Andrew returned. I added my name. I have e-mailed both Senators and my Congressman and this morning called the three offices asking for their effort to resolve. I am requesting that you add your voice as well. Obama just released five terrorist leaders for a soldier in Afghanistan. Why is it so hard for him to do the same to release this veteran who has served his country well? The only way he will be released is if Americans demand it. Please add your voice. I find it humiliating that Mexico can do this to one of our own.