David Waterman, Grand Forks, letter: Obama’s plans add up to big minus for U.S.I keep wondering what a person who is trying to destroy America would do differently than what’s being done every day in Washington.
GRAND FORKS — My name’s not Alice, but I sure feel like I’m living in Wonderland.
I’m not sure what others saw or heard in President Barack Obama’s “State of the Union” speech, but I saw a man who is deeply enamored with his own ideas and agenda and would love for the American people to go along with him.
I keep wondering what a person who is trying to destroy America would do differently than what’s being done every day in Washington. One day, Obama is berating the CIA for doing its job to fight terrorism. The next day, he’s shutting down CIA outposts around the globe (effectively closing our eyes and ears to the world of terror).
The day after that, he has his cronies threaten lawsuits against U.S. operatives who were doing their jobs in trying to prevent another Sept. 11 attack. And then he’s at the G-20 summit bowing to Saudi King Abdulla.
Unlike the presidents of Peru, South Korea, Lithuania, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia, he also bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito, who did not bow in return.
Then, he’s crisscrossing the world, apologizing for the U.S. being so successful. Then, he’s saying we need to deal with our federal deficit while exploding the deficit to historic proportions. Then, he’s trying to socialize medicine (under the guise of health care reform) and locking Republicans out of the process while at the same time insisting that they don’t have anything to contribute.
Obama has managed to create what may be the most partisan culture in Washington in the history of our country, after pledging during the campaign that he wanted to eliminate partisan bickering.
Did I mention that under the Senate health care reform bill, anyone who does not buy insurance will be a criminal and have to pay a fine starting at $750 per year?
Again, I find myself wondering what else could an enemy do (other than launching a military attack on our county) to destroy America.