Wake up, America. This is our last chance to restore our country to the basic, fundamental principles and character perceived and proscribed by our forefathers.
Corruption has permeated every segment of our government and society, without favoring any particular political party or other partisan group. Repeatedly, we see examples where our leaders and citizens do not appear to know the difference between right and wrong. Brazen acts of obvious corruption are committed over and over again without remorse for any wrongdoing or concern for retribution because, in the past, these acts have been accepted without any concern for personal accountability.
This unethical, immoral behavior has become acceptable as “the American Way of Doing Business.” Instead of acting as a role model and example to our youth, raising their standards, we are teaching them a way of life that can only lead to their failure.
Most frightening of all is to watch our nation’s citizens’ reaction to these wrongdoings. They are complacent, not willing to accept their accountability to protect our country from these injustices. And their very existence is dependent upon resolution of this problem. Very frightening indeed to think we ourselves have accepted this type of behavior as “normal.”
If we do not cleanse our country from this corruption now, our country is doomed. You can make a difference and, as a citizen of the United States of America, you have an obligation and duty to do your part, however small, to rid our country of this corruption.
Every corrective effort is a worthwhile and meaningful one that will have a positive effect on this problem.
We’re out of time. Wake up, America.
Eugene C. Bonacci, Southern Pines
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