LETTER: Storm clouds are gathering over nationEvery time I walk into a grocery store, I realize I live in the greatest country. I have never known anything but abundance. Who can dispute that the free enterprise gets the most out of the individual, and when God blesses us with reasonable weather, our nation knows abundance above all other nations.
By: Marvin Lau, Armour
To the Editor:
Every time I walk into a grocery store, I realize I live in the greatest country. I have never known anything but abundance. Who can dispute that the free enterprise gets the most out of the individual, and when God blesses us with reasonable weather, our nation knows abundance above all other nations.
2 Corinthians 3:17: “Where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”
But the storm clouds are gathering. The Postal Service is bankrupt with a 44 cent postage stamp. Many of us can remember the 4 cent stamp. What transpired in the last 60 years?
In 1965, Lyndon Johnson pulled out all the stops to get the government involved in health care. At that time health care was not financially disruptive. The last figure I heard, health care cost the U.S. government 28 percent of the national budget. Now it’s our problem.
Wind energy is not cost competitive compared to hydro, coal or nuclear power generators. Our cost of electrical production will rise considerably because of wind power. Doesn’t cost of production make any difference?
One more example of where we are going: In 1968, Beverly Industries built a nursing home in Armour. A wheelchair-bound relative was one of the first residents at a cost of $368 a month.
I recall President Eisenhower’s narration of the Normandy Invasion on the 20th anniversary of that pivotal battle. During the course of his narration, Eisenhower recalled an episode of his presidency.
The United States was experiencing a recession that the president and members of his cabinet were very concerned about. During that time Konrad Adenauer, then chancellor of West Germany, was paying a diplomatic visit. Adenauer, overhearing the conversation going on between the president and cabinet members, made this comment: “Why are you so concerned about a recession? Germany experienced inflation.” Eisenhower reflected on one of the reasons that caused Germany to go so terribly wrong.
Will we realize what great peril a $16 trillion debt places on our nation?
I am in agreement with my neighbor who confided Obama has not done one thing I approve of. His three-year record is one of failure.