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Published:November 15th, 2006 04:50 EST
State of the Nation Right

State of the Nation Right

By Rich James (Marketing)

Everyday I can see the dissatisfaction in all of my friends and co-workers.  They consistently complain about the way things are in regards to where they work, where they play, or about the war being just or unjust, about politics, as well as anything and everything.  Therefore, I am going to voice my perspective on the State of the Nation as seen from an everyday guy’s point of view. 

Currently, I work in an everyday “job” (just over broke), nothing fancy, just 40 hours a week, and I continuously seek more hours if I can.  I have served in the Military during the cold war from 1982 to 1989 in the US Navy, on-board a P3C II Orion Anti-submarine Squadron, as an aircrew man. 

Over the years, I’ve worn many hats, I’ve worked as a mill worker in a shoe factory, as a cook in several restaurants, in a hospital OR, and now I currently reside at an airport as a linesman and in my spare time I am trying to launch a video production company.  

I have traveled this great country from Florida to Maine, and I have seen life across the pond in Europe having spent time in Spain, Iceland, Azores islands, U.K., Germany, Netherlands, and Italy as well as traveling down to Central America to the third world country of Panama and I have also seen and been on the island of Cuba at the Guantanamo Bay Naval station.  

I would first like to address the people who are still complaining about the 2000 and 2004 elections. Please people get over it.  It is over and done with, the country has spoken, or a portion of it at least.  President Bush was elected and then reelected. He will be out of office in 2008. Then we can go to the polls again and elect some other politician who either is on the left or on the right.  And still does not know what the country wants.  Most politicians are in it for themselves no matter what they say or do. 

I believe the founding fathers of this country wanted people to serve this country not to make a career out of duping the people in one way or the other.  That means to go to Washington do what they were elected to do then leave and go home and take care of their communities.  I think that if the founding fathers could see what this country has become they would freak out.  They would be appalled to see what was happening to our country. 

To the Politicians of this country, please try to stop telling us what is good for us, what is bad for us. We have the choice to eat or do the things we want as long as we do not hurt ourselves or anyone else I believe that the nation is smart enough to fend for ourselves.  If the common man and woman of this nation can’t think for themselves then maybe they should let the government do it for them.  I for one want to be able to think for myself.  Some of you out there will think I am a conservative or maybe a liberal.  I think I am the heart and soul of this nation along with the other 200,000,000 citizens of this country.

Note from Editor – This is an opinion piece that will be turned into the column titled “The American Middle”