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Do Americans see how our military has been given the last word?

To The Daily Sun,

The United States has achieved dubious records in its military aggression in Middle Eastern countries. We have dropped more bombs, killed more people, spent more money, and still (14 years later) have no reasonable time limits to our occupation and dominance of countries we are trying to rescue! One thing is very clear: the only enterprise that has profited is the armaments industry. Their profits are supported by most politicians whereas not one of them has spoken out against our corrupt policies that support wars year after year. Isn't that an obvious fact if you review the lack of rational in our continued support for changing loyalties and new alliances, keeping the world in constant guesswork of who is in charge
and who is the enemy, at this time?

The United States mission (unspoken, non-admitted) is to bomb countries until they submit to our version polices that agree with our overall goals. Forty years ago we dropped 7 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, killing 3 million civilians. We were there to save them from communist rule. Instead they were victims of our calumny and deceit. Here again, the bombing raids achieved nothing less than huge profits for the arms industry at the cost of millions of lives. Can you reasonably explain it any other way?

The bombing and invasion of Iraq is something no one wants to talk about. It is very clear: it was a mistake. Over a half a million civilians and soldiers paid for our treachery, but here again — agents for the arms industry (most of our senators and reps) said little or nothing about this tragedy. Has Christian ethics been sold out for monetary gains? Do Americans see how the military has had the last word, doing as they please with no restrictions on the supply of money they use. There always has been a concerted effort to justify further bloodshed. Gullible Americans still believe they are in danger. There are no facts, now or ever, to support these baseless fears. None!

Support candidates who speak out strongly against endless wars. Restore America to decency, truth, resolving conflicts with negotiations and peaceful accords. Ban bombing raids and violence. Be the champion for truth and Christian values. It is your responsibly.

Leon R. Albushies

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If only we make government a little bigger, a little more controlling. . .

To The Daily Sun,

Whenever Bernadette Loesch speaks it comes with a paucity of logic both shocking and amazing. Her never-ending bear hugs of socialism and liberalism gone wild never ends, no matter the incredible harm it does to the people she alleges to care about. I used the Greek bankrupt spending fantasies in a recent letter as the the perfect example of where her thinking and Bernie Sanders leads. She takes issue with it despite it's total accuracy.

I suggest we take a poll of Daily Sun readers. Who thinks the United States is heading toward a Greek-like economy, run with a heavy hand by government, or one toward more free enterprise. Come on readers weigh in. It is an important question with elections looming.

It has been well established and recognized for centuries that if you want something done quickly and for less money you employ the private sector. If you want three people to change a light bulb, then argue for two days about who is going to do it because they all get the same union wage you are looking at a public sector occupation.

Nothing illustrates the point like education. America spends the most per student of any country in the world while we produce academic results that put us in the middle of performance globally. All while performance keeps worsening as education keeps screaming to get paid more for the failed results. If that is performance that serves the public good, maybe Bernadette can explain how. She is quite the wizard of socialist spin, especially around Halloween.

We have had 40 years of Democratic Party presidents in the past 83 years. Everyone of them in various ways looked and talked exactly like Bernie Sanders. Prosperity is just around the corner after you vote for them. Poverty will be banished, the middle class will thrive, all the essentials of life will be free and equality will magically arrive. Bigger, more generous government, more controlling government will hold back nasty free enterprise while will create the communal society where we all live peacefully in the world among others.

Where are we after those 40 years of FDR's sure-fire promises? Americans in 2015 feel less safe. Our allies feel less safe. They feel like we have abandoned them. We have. Surely so Israel and Saudi Arabia. The Middle East is a tinder box set to explode. Iran is going nuclear bomb, deal or no deal. Russia has gone mean and rogue. China is flexing its military might. While in the U.S. the middle class lifestyle has become extinct while dependence on government in its every from sets records.

Economists inform us every major government program is insolvent. Promises far exceed incomes for every program from Medicare to Social Security. All have unfunded liabilities in the trillions looking out. Obamacare cost increases run double digits in almost every state. The highway trust fund is broke, disability insurance is broke, and the Post Office bankrupt. American companies and jobs are trying to leave to friendlier places caused specifically by government bullying and threats. The economy limps, exports drag, while inequality flourishes. Poverty is the same percentage it was in 1965 while our debt set new records regularly.

Don't fret. Just around the corner is prosperity from Bernie, Hillary (maybe Joe) with the free-to-you from government. The FDR model. If only we just make government a little bigger, a little more controlling, a little more generous and a little more in debt, all will be wonderful. My friends ,that is Greek national anthem. It ends one place, bankrupt!

Tony Boutin

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