I am writing to you to express my deep concern for the future of our great country.
I was born in Switzerland County, spending most of my life of 88 years here, except for 12 years working in Kokomo, Indiana; and 33 months in the US Air Force – including 27 months overseas – during World War II.
During my working years I had jobs ranging from route salesman; gunner; electrician; refrigeration and plumbing; and I also worked in county government as county auditor and in state government with the State Board of Accounts as a field examiner. I have dealt with governmental problems at all levels.
In the past I was very optimistic about the future of our great country. Today, however, I can only look to the future with deep concern, considering our huge deficit of over $46 trillion (as stated by the former US Treasurer). There is also corruption and waste in our government; there is the out sourcing of jobs overseas, which is causing our middle class to disappear into poverty.
We are seeing the selling of our ports to overseas companies; the selling of a toll road in our own state to overseas interests; and illegal immigrants wanting to take over our Southwestern states.
There are many other concerns. What do we have left to build on for our future?
Remember: freedom is not free – someone has to pay for it. America – It is time for all citizens to wake up and take action, before it’s too late. We need to reclaim this nation and once again make the right of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” – as stated in our Constitution for all American citizens – a goal we can achieve if we all work together.
Alvin H. Cole,
Our country’s future