|Preserving our freedom|
In a recent article, the humorous and provocative writer Mark Steyn asked pointedly if we live in the time of the twilight of America. Citing the recent power outages on the East Coast after freak storms toppled aging high voltage lines as an example of the deterioration of America's fundamental infrastructure, Steyn makes the point that while the US debt is quickly moving toward $20 trillion, priority items in our country like replacing sagging electric lines with buried cables go undone.
Whether it is a bridge that collapses or power lines that snap, without the basic essentials like roads and power, our country will not be able to sustain even the current ailing level of economic strength.
As they say, meanwhile, back at the ranch, the current Obama administration manages to find yet another way to " tax" the American people through the incomprehensibly complex legislation of Obamacare, a piece of bureaucratic handiwork that will put another massive financial strain of debt on the American public, when the debt is already $200,000 per citizen.
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Ron Coody, a West Monroe native, is a Ph.D. candidate in Intercultural Studies at Concordia Seminary. From 1993-1998, he lived and worked in Kazakstan doing environmental work. Since 2002, Mr. Coody and his family have resided in Istanbul, Turkey.