Thursday, April 9, 2009

We MUST have educated and healthy chidren

I returned home yesterday after an 11 hour drive from Slidell, Louisiana to Sebastian, Florida. During our stay in Louisiana we got to see some of the destruction caused by Katrina. Now interestingly enough, the French Quarter in New Orleans, at least the major streets that we saw, were in excellent condition and well worth the visit. But outside the tourist areas is a different picture. There are still entire areas that are nowhere near being restored. I can't imagine where all of those people are living now. But that is not my point. My point is: Why are we still sending money to countries that despise us, who hate America, and would like to see our way of life ended. There was a time when this sort of thing made at least a little sense. But it makes no sense to me when so much of our own country, and our own people, need help. President Obama promised change. Sorry dude, but I see the same old Washington throwing good money at bad. Why not help Americans? Why not say "Screw you guys who ruined GM," that's capitalism. You go up, and sometimes you go down. But the root of our country is the people. If people are not happy and healthy and have a decent job and food on the table then what are we?

Just last week I learned that our local public schools will be cutting back, way back. Lost jobs. Good teachers out of work. Can anyone justify giving billions of dollars to the Defense Department, almost by a ten to one over education? How many weapons do we need? We already spend more on defense than the rest of the world COMBINED! This has to stop.

The bottom line is that if we do not have educated and healthy children then we are a third world country. It is time to speak up. Write to your Senators and Congressmen and Congresswomen and tell them, "I'm fed up and I'm not going to take it any more." I have written to Senators Nelson and Martinez and Congressmen Posey here in Florida dn to a man they do respond. How about you do the same wherever you live.