Thursday, May 7, 2009
Disappointment in a former American Hero
Once upon a time, I greatly admired Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State. However, I feel like the kid who asked "Shoeless" Joe Jackson "say it ain't so." He has recently proclaimed that "Americans are looking for more government in their lives" and that we would love nothing more than the pay more taxes in order to pay for that privilege. He is trying to convey a message that the Republican Party is out of touch, but that argument is hogwash! There is a sector of our population, legal and otherwise, that enjoys limited benefit from the public coffers, but I firmly believe that a vast majority of Americans want the government to stay out of our business and out of our way while we try to be the best that we can be.