Let us stipulate that we are going to have a new president and neither candidate is perfect.
Now, how do we retire the national debt of $20 trillion created by both Republican and Democratic members of the Congress that is stealing the future of our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and unborn generations? How do we get a balanced federal budget? How do we rebuild our defenses, since the defense of the country is the primary responsibility of the federal government?
Who will appoint Supreme Court justices who will uphold the Constiituttion instead of promoting social theories? Who will support returning the responsibility for public education to the states? Who will rein in the federal bureaucracy that is destroying jobs through over-regulation? Who will promote social justice through individual responsibility and social mobility through job creation?
Who will promote radical changes to the tax code to remove the loopholes created by special interest lobbying and reduce the tax burden on the middle class who are not represented by lobbyists? When will the American people realize there is no free lunch, that someone has to pay?
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These are just a few of the issues that should be discussed by the candidates and the media.
The American dream can still be a reality for those who are willing to prepare themselves through education and hard work. The road to destruction is still paved with good intentions
Sidney F. Thomas Jr.