I am an American. I am responsible for my actions and my words. I remain in a deep quandary about the actions and inactions of President Bush.
The president has stated that he will veto any bill regarding embryonic stem cell research sent to him by Congress that would spend the taxpayers’ funds “to kill a life, to save a life.” There is a difference in action, but in my opinion, not in principle in the killing of American military personnel in Iraq and elsewhere in the world that hopefully results in the savings of thousands of lives from despot rulers, such as Saddam Hussein.
Another immediate concern to me is the apparent concern the commander in chief shows for the health and welfare of illegal immigrants in this country over the safety, health and welfare of our combatant troops.
It is further evident to this writer that the president’s policies on foreign trade agreements favor the foreign nations, especially China, to destroy middle-class America, while using American technology and money to build up the Chinese war machine.
My generation, the Greatest Generation, worked and served to put America first and to keep Americans free of fear and want. My fear today is that Mr. Bush and his policies are destroying what the Greatest Generation preserved. I do not hold Congress blameless for the current events.
The major political parties are already campaigning for the 2006-2008 national campaigns. Will you, the voter, study the issues and vote for leaders that will provide for the education, health, welfare and the safety of citizens? The time to prepare is now!
Do I walk alone in my quandary?
— Joseph P. Quinn, Oxnard