The election is over, and the sun still rose in South Carolina. I am deeply disillusioned, disappointed and concerned for our country’s future.
Has our country committed suicide?
It is hard to be a loyal patriot when the country is spiraling away from the democracy and greatness for which so many have sacrificed their very lives. It baffles me how the majority of Americans can look at the overwhelming national debt and the number of their family and friends who are unemployed and still think the economy is OK. Nor do I understand how the erosion of our military can make sense to anyone. The fate of future generations will be affected by President Obama’s future appointments to the Supreme Court.
Poverty has grown to the point that 46 million Americans rely on food stamps.
I don’t think that is progress for a country where we have prided ourselves on the ability to work and take care of ourselves — not be taken care of.
I applaud Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for their dedication, character and commitment. I look forward to the next election when I hope we will see more of Paul Ryan and other young Republicans who will endeavor to lead our country following the framework forefathers devised.
Pray for the watchdogs to continue to monitor what is happening in Washington and that they will not be silenced. I will not be silent either.
Fontaine Anne McNamara