Weekends are often the time to catch up on reader comments. I thought it might be good to feature this letter (with slight editing) because it articulates very well the way many Americans feel today. The people Wanda talks about –- those in the middle –- are the ones who, in the end, decide elections, yet, ironically, they feel powerless, in that the people they put in office rarely do the job they were sent to Washington to do.
I would say to Wanda that the President is certainly trying to do the things he promised, but Congress, the mainstream media, and certain courts are trying to thwart him at every turn. It’s vital that he have a second term, and one with solid support in Congress. Some of the court decisions that have tied his hands will, before long, get to the Supreme Court, where he’s likely to prevail. The swamp really is gradually getting drained, and we’re finding out more almost daily about what’s gone on and what reforms need to be made. The Inspector General report on the FBI will be out soon, and AG Bill Barr seems intent on following the law at the Justice Department, so progress is being made. But the people “in the middle” have got to remain engaged and politically active in a grassroots way. If you identify with what Wanda is saying here, perhaps you should even run for office! Here’s what she had to say...
From Wanda S:
I’m so tired of all the plots and sub-plots and accusations and denials that I could literally scream. Middle America is fed up.
This Congress is worse than the one before it (which was worse than the ones before that, etc). They have no clue how to do what their actual job is. Honestly, I could write a border policy that would be fair, feasible, compassionate yet sensible. It wouldn’t be politically acceptable to them, but it would be a start. I could give decent ideas about healthcare reform, education, food, drugs, inner city issues, farm issues, and possibly even foreign policy. I’m not a genius by any measure, so the point I’m making is that Congress needs to stop running for election and trying to invalidate anything good done by their political enemies and start DOING THEIR JOB!
I’m 64...a registered Independent since I was 18, and I detest partisan politics. I admired you as a governor and supported your run for President. (I’m from Louisiana). My point is this: there are about 28 million registered Independents and many, many middle-of-the-road Republicans. Heaven only knows how many, but I’m sure there are also many moderate Democrats. We are frightened for our children and grandchildren. We are at this point becoming very angry. We are terrified for our children and grandchildren.
Someone needs to tell these idiots that our nation is set to collapse. Between the lunacy of the left and nuts on the far-right, plus the cold-hearted, cash-grabbing corporations who run our world, we can’t see a way forward without civil war breaking out...We are being split into factions in so many different areas that I can actually understand for the first time ever how these Second and Third-World countries can spend decades in civil wars and rebellions. But, at this point there are still millions and millions of us that simply love our God, our neighbor, our families, and simply want leadership in state and federal government to bring order to this country…
We won’t have a country in 12 years (eye-roll), but it won’t be because of climate change. It will be because the people who are being elected to represent us simply don’t know what to do and most of them won’t admit it. THIS is the truth that needs to be told. It’s the only one that can bring the people back together. What do we do ?
From the Gov:
I would say that another reason we might not have a country in 12 years is because some people being elected know EXACTLY what they want to do but have as their goal destroying America as we have known it. Nutzoid leftists are taking over the Democrat Party and currently control numerous institutions, and they will stop at nothing to get rid of all we know and love about our country.
You’re right: they want to split us into factions, and that’s why we must fight back with everything we’ve got against identity politics, which will destroy our great nation if allowed to become entrenched. To me, the most powerful part of your letter was “...I can actually understand for the first time ever how those Second- and Third-World countries can spend decades in civil wars and rebellions.” The structure our founders put in place –- the one we took for granted growing up –- is being undermined on many fronts and can be lost in a heartbeat if we don’t stand up for it. Thanks, Wanda, for writing from your heart.
Here’s another reader comment I thought I’d pass along, with thanks, just because it made me laugh…
From Ken W:
My wife and I watch you every Saturday night. Since we are very conservative, we do not have cable. We live on our Social Security and even bank a hundred or so each month. Here is the funny part: We use a fifty-cent rabbit ear antenna. We live in the country outside of Atlanta [and] get 30 stations, most of them coming in good except for TBN stations. The only way I can get them to come in good is to stand next to our bed for the whole hour.
You’re one of the few people that I would stand up that long for.
Keep up the great work.
We love you.