The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 21, 2013

Become engaged


CATLIN — Editor:

I want to thank K-Rock for the patriotic music it played during the evening of the Fourth of July. It made my heart swell with pride for our country.

Sadly, I couldn’t help but think of the sad state of affairs our country is in. We are becoming more of a socialistic country and loosing so many of our freedoms. I just wish everyone would wake up and pay attention to what is happening to them and their families. I know the scope of government grew before Barack Obama was in office, but Obama has taken it to unprecedented levels.

People are acting like it doesn’t affect them. More EPA agents, more IRS agents, and more laws increasing their power. When a much-needed surgery is denied, how’s that for liberty and freedom? How will the coveted Obamacare look then?

This country is buckling under the weight of government excess and waste and the enlarging of its socialistic programs. We can not sustain this. The American way of life will be gone, never to return unless us average working class people stand up now. If not now, there may never be another time.

We are all busy with our own daily lives. This is why we elect representatives. It is their duty to do the jobs they were sent to Washington to do. We are in charge. Call your representatives. Get engaged. Giving up is not an option!

Teresa Parish