Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 | 2 a.m.
I remember when Harry Truman was president. I have watched the political scene almost from the beginning of my life. The words “land of the free and home of the brave” still have meaning for Americans. As a child growing up, patriotism and the belief America was a great nation were instilled in me and the rest of my generation. We believed in our leaders because they were elected by the majority.
Things have changed in the United States of America. There are those who believe that their views take precedence over the majority of Americans. These people are willing to go to any lengths to achieve their political goals. Ultra-conservatives in government and in private life have abused the freedoms of this democracy to a point of substantially weakening the country in which we live.
Three individuals have spent millions trying to bring down the presidency of Barack Obama. These individuals are Charles Koch, David Koch (the Koch brothers) and Rupert Murdoch (media mogul). These three men have done more to create discord and strife between Americans than any other external threat to this country. The Koch brothers have spent millions trying to oust President Obama. Murdoch has used his media empire to spread lies and distortions of facts about the president.
The office of the president must be respected! He was elected by the people, a majority of the people!
These three men are despicable. They will do anything just short of bringing down the government of the United States. These men are traitors! They have created so much discord in America that some fool believing what he hears from these men might feel justified in physically attacking the president. So this begs the question: Who will be guiltier — the fool or the men who motivated him?