Closer Look at the Bigger Picture
While each of us looks at life through a conditioned lens, it is important that we listen and try to see what each other sees. That helps us come closer to the bigger picture and brings balance to our point of view.
I invite Steve Smith to consider my point of view. Listening to Smith in his letter to The Pilot (Oct. 3), I understand his concern about big government and our fiscal state; however, I disagree with his opinion that the United States is a failed state, having regressed to Germany 1933.
To begin with, Smith would not have had the freedom to express his opinion if he were living in Nazi Germany, unless of course the Third Reich approved of his point of view. Hitler never tried to dialogue with other political movements during the 1930s — he made every effort to squash them.
President Obama has tried every avenue available within our political system to reach bipartisan consensus. Those opposed to his policies refuse to work with him. Saying “no” to almost everything he and his administration propose is conscious opposition for hopeful political gain, not honest debate, for the good of the populace. The mix of head-to-head, honest wrangling would lead us to what’s best for our country. Hitler would have had those uncooperative types gassed or banished to exile.
“Obamacare” is an effort to provide health care for all Americans, not a political ploy to set up government domination. The Founding Fathers knew that government for the people, by the people was the only way to manage a conglomerate such as our 50-state melting pot.
Government that is intervening to bring moral and fiscal balance to all of us is not a failed state.
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