America is the greatest nation in the world and we have so much for which to be thankful. God has showered upon America over 200 years of blessings. From colonial days to the present hour, the USA has seen the mighty works of God in her midst and known the truth that comes from heaven. We've seen many signs of God's blessings on our beautiful bountiful land. We look back on a tremendous heritage of political freedom founded on Biblical faith.
But recent years have seen a different outlook. The Obama administration is promoting an anti-God agenda and many Americans have been educated to dependence on government rather than liberty and brainwashed to believe it is government's responsibility to take resources from some and give them to others. It seems our nation is deteriorating from within.
But more and more Americans are starting to realize we are headed in the wrong direction. America does not need draconian government planning which President Obama has iniated. Much of his planning has led further toward a socialist system with government in charge to replace the constitutional free enterprise system envisioned by our founding Fathers which has made America the greatest country in the world.
Friedrich A. Hayek, a German economist, wrote a book a few years ago entitled, "The Road to Serfdom," with reference to the Nazi regime in Germany under Hitler. The central point of that book is that it is impossible to have both central planning and individual freedom. We see that playing out today in our country.
We are approaching the most important election in at least a half century when we will exercise our freedom and our obligation to vote. In politics, we must fight for the candidate who comes closest to the ideals we hold, while recognizing that we may not agree with everyone on every issue. We must vote our convictions on Nov. 6. We must vote to steer America back to the historic roots of our founding Fathers so America can regain the moral high ground and avoid economic disaster.
We want to see the eagle fly high again in the land of the free and home of the brave.
- Letters to the Editor
- EMS is not a broken system Dear Editor, Upon the recent publication of the controversial article titled "EMS a Broken System," there has been a renewed awareness of the inner workings of the multifaceted Emergency Medical System as a whole. I believe the article was articulate
- Framers never saw 60 vote super majority In the wake of Senate action last week to restore the Senate practice that nominees receive an up or down vote, there has been a great deal of hyperventilating about whether the rules change is consistent with the intent of the Founders and what it m
- Unfinished business includes the budget blueprint and the farm and food bill During the tugs of war that crop up in Washington during political debates and policymaking, it’s not surprising the act of legislating has often been compared to the art of sausage making. Consider an analogy attributed long ago to George Washington
- Sal Alaniz Jr.: Volunteer extraordinaire Sal's phone rings at 2 a.m. He answers on the second ring. Sal was up anyway, prowling the internet. It's the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department. There's been a rural house fire, a family with three children are homeless. "I'll be right there," Sal respond
- Common Core is a failure Democrats and Republicans can agree on It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were"
- Thanks ... giving: 2013's hunger strike round-up When Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be the federal holiday, Thanksgiving, he invited his fellow citizens to use it as a day of atonement; a day to pray for orphans, widows, mourners and sufferers of what he described as the "lament
- An argument for giving thanks By Susan Stamper Brown In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln called a nation divided by war to join together in a time of corporate thanksgiving and repentance when he proclaimed that Americans "set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next
- Dear Centerville Community School Patron It has been a great fall season to be a Big Red! Over the last 12 weeks our Big Red students and staff have represented our school district well. It is with great pride that I write this letter to the public, and also extend thanks to those who rep
- Thanksgiving? The Daily Iowegian will publish an Editorial Question of the Week on the Opinion page. The Iowegian wants readers to think about Thanksgiving Day and where you might eat that day. I stay at home. I visit friends or family. I go to a restaurant. I vis
- October jobless report; Disney-style fantasy? A Wall Street friend told me he thinks the October Bureau of Labor Statistics report's deceptions are so great Disneyland must have written it. According to the BLS employers' survey, the one you read in your daily newspaper, in October the economy p
- Death of personal freedom Massachusetts Democrat Barry Greenfield is pushing for legislation to allow police to enter your home unannounced, without warrant, and take your guns. Greenfield actually believes it is a "problem" that police don't have the authority to enter peopl
- Twelve children family reunion By Curt Swarm Empty Nest With the norm nowadays being one child (or none) per family, it's unusual, or unheard of, for there to be 12 children in one family. And when they all get together for a family reunion -- watch out! But Felix and Lupe Reyes o
- Assault on ethanol misses its mark By U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley As its market share dips, Big Oil is doubling down to swat down its perennial piñata. This time around, petroleum producers and food conglomerates are using environmental groups as political cover to gain traction on eff
- Mean parents, or is it just harmless fun? The Daily Iowegian will publish an Editorial Question of the Week on the Opinion page. The Iowegian wants readers to think about the recent request made by Jimmy Kimmel to have parents lie to their children by telling them they had eaten all of their
- Jimmy Kimmel trips and viewers fall In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elem
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines