I’ve used the past 18 months doing research of how this great country of ours became a country of the 1%. Actually a country of the top 20%. It started with Reagan’s fear mongering and we, the people bought into it. We agreed to spending trillions to build a military force beyond any other ever. But we needed justification of spending $20 for a role of toilet paper and billions more for “star-war” research. So Reagan invented the Contra-Iran war. The Bush’s were criminal in “doing” war, Dubya worse then the first. And now we are informed of a “kill list”. Is this true? If it is, how can it be? Our founders were very specific in not going to “war” (killing is war) easily and not without Congress’ approval. We are now involved in the longest war in our history in Afghanistan. But we’re also involved in military action in many other countries (Somalia, Yemen).
President Obama has been criticized by the conservative faction of Congress for giving a date to end the war in Afghanistan, claiming it helps our enemies. We should end it today! Stop the killing! Today! I served a short time in Vietnam. That war ended by the people protesting. Why aren’t there protests today?
Romney is getting hundreds of millions of dollars (yes that’s right hundreds of millions of dollars!) from those who want to keep things the way they are. DO WE WANT THAT? Will he be beholden to those that have given these “contributions”? In the words of the pseudo-patriot Palin “You betcha!”
If you agree with keeping the policies which has brought us to the worst economic crisis since the great depression and unprecedented executive war powers then you need to question if that’s the American way. We need to change who we’ve become.
Why should we re-elect President Obama? BECAUSE HE AND A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN BEGIN TO CHANGE THE WAY IT IS!!!
Keep this in mind when you vote this Fall.
Final words —
“Today’s news accounts of record spending are based in part on the decision by Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson to contribute some $10 million to a Mitt Romney Super PAC, bringing their contributions to date to a total of $35 million in this presidential race. That’s a lot of money. But at least the Adelsons are upfront about what they are doing.” – - – Susan Estrich, NewsMax.com
“To know more of how the military/industrial complex came to be, read ’Drift’, by Rachel Maddow.” – - - ARD
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